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After Slow Start, St. John’s Takes Care of Molloy

After Slow Start, St. John’s Takes Care of Molloy

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The coach and the player described the performance of the team with the same word. First it was redshirt junior forward Marvin Clark II, who called St. John’s first half performance against Molloy Monday night lackadaisical. Minutes later, it was Mullin, who uttered the same word before praising...

Hoppies’ 21 Leads St. John’s Past William & Mary

Hoppies’ 21 Leads St. John’s Past William & Mary

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Head Coach Joe Tartamella was the first to admit after the game that his team’s 92-81 victory over William & Mary did not go according to plan. In a game riddled with turnovers that quickly escalated into a second-half shootout, St. John’s turned 21 Tribe miscues into 27 points, proving to...

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

You could hear the celebration from down the hall. That’s how loud the Red Storm men’s basketball team was after they dismantled Nebraska, 79-56, in front of a rambunctious crowd at Carnesecca Arena on Thursday night. “We knew coming into this game that it was going to be big for us,” Marcus LoVe...

Stifling Defense and Balanced Offense Key in St. John’s Victory

Stifling Defense and Balanced Offense Key in St. John’s Victory

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Down by 19 to St. John’s with just under ten minutes remaining in the second half, Central Connecticut forward Joe Hugley found himself stranded in the paint, surrounded by the outstretched arms of Justin Simon. Hugley found a slight opening with an up-and-under move on the block, briefly getting...

LoVett, Clark II Lead Read Storm to Opening-Night Victory Over UNO

LoVett, Clark II Lead Read Storm to Opening-Night Victory Over UNO

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Marvin Clark II just wanted to play — the wait was worth it. “It felt great to finally get out there and play against some competition,” he said. “Happy we got the first one out of the way. It wasn’t pretty, but we got it done.” In his regular season debut for the Red Storm — ...

Red Storm Pull Away in Second Half to Defeat St. Francis Brooklyn

Red Storm Pull Away in Second Half to Defeat St. Francis Brooklyn

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Tiana England attacked the middle of the floor, a defender in the paint, two teammates on either side. Just as she crossed the free throw line, the redshirt freshman guard looked left but passed right, hitting Qadashah Hoppie on a no-look pass that she caught in stride before finishing with an and-one...

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions 2017–18

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions 2017–18

Torch Sports Staff

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

NICK MCCREVEN MEN Record: 16-14. The Red Storm will be able to grab some big wins throughout the year and I believe they will be able to improve as the season progresses, but the Big East is still one of the competitive, if not the competitive, conference in the country. MVP: Justin Simon. Shamori...

COURTSIDE: The Top 10 Players in Men’s Basketball History

COURTSIDE: The Top 10 Players in Men’s Basketball History

Dylan Hornik and Derrell Bouknight

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The Red Storm played their first game ever on Dec. 6, 1907, losing 34-13 to New York University. In those 110 years, St. John's men's basketball has produced multiple Hall-of-Fame coaches and several All-Star and NBA champion players. To commemorate the 110th anniversary of their first game, the Torch...

COURTSIDE: Speed Kills

COURTSIDE: Speed Kills

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

As the game of basketball evolves, players, coaches, analysts and spectators have noticed that players seem to be more and more athletic each year. Big men are expected to be quicker and more agile, and better shooters. Wings are supposed to be able to shoot, run the floor and guard multiple pos...

COURTSIDE: Legend in the Making

COURTSIDE: Legend in the Making

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

A coach’s success can be defined in a number of ways. One may start by looking at the banners hanging in the rafters, or in the case of Carnesecca Arena, on the walls. Women’s basketball Head Coach Joe Tartamella has left his mark on those concrete stanchions. Five seasons have passed since he took the reig...

COURTSIDE: Name a Better Duo…I’ll Wait

COURTSIDE: Name a Better Duo…I’ll Wait

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Abbott and Costello. Simon and Garfunkel. Heck, even Lucy and Ethel. History is littered with iconic pairs that set the world ablaze in one way or another. This goes double in basketball, where NBA greats have often teamed up to win championships and build Hall-of-Fame résumés. Just this summer, ...

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