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SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2017


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

After leading Michigan by one at halftime of last Thursday night’s Sweet 16 game, the St. John’s women’s basketball team managed just 10 points in the second half of play en route to a 60-40 loss that ended their season. Playing in the WNIT Round of 16 for the fourth time in program history,...

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


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

In a year that was expected to be a rebuilding campaign after losing their two leading scorers and two of the best players in program history, the St. John’s women’s basketball team is on their way to the WNIT Round of 16 following two home wins over the weekend. The Johnnies blew out Sacred Heart, 72-43, i...

St. John’s tops Georgetown in old school Big East matchup

St. John’s tops Georgetown in old school Big East matchup

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

March 9, 2017


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

On Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the date read March 8, 2017, but it sure felt a lot more like 1985. The St. John’s Red Storm and Georgetown Hoyas went blow-for-blow in a chippy, dramatic, and, at times, sloppy game in the Opening Round of the Big East Tournament, bringing back memories...

Slow start dooms St. John’s in 86-75 loss to Providence

Slow start dooms St. John’s in 86-75 loss to Providence

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

March 4, 2017


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

An 86-75 loss for St. John's against Providence in the Red Storm's season finale did two things. First, it ended the Red Storm's three-game winning streak at Madison Square Garden. But second, and likely more importantly, it exposed a weakness that Chris Mullin's young team will have to improve upon...

St. John’s women’s run ends in NCAA Tournament loss to Auburn

St. John’s women’s run ends in NCAA Tournament loss to Auburn

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

One of the most fruitful seasons in St. John’s women’s basketball history came to an emotional end on Friday. Unable to overcome a massive deficit, the Red Storm fell to Auburn, 68-57, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The loss concludes an inspiring season that saw the team earn their fi...

GOING DANCING

GOING DANCING

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

As the clock struck 7 p.m. on Monday night, the hundreds of St. John’s students, family, friends, alumni, and student-athletes waited with bated breath as the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament field of 64 was revealed. The anxiety turned to relief and joy as the women’s basketball team foun...

BEASTS OF THE EAST: St. John’s wins first conference title since 1988

BEASTS OF THE EAST: St. John’s wins first conference title since 1988

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

For the first time since 1988, the St. John’s women’s basketball team are the champions of the BIG EAST. A title-worthy defense brought the team a 50-37 victory over Creighton, its third win in as many days, a fourth conference title, and a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The Red Storm held the Blu...

St. John’s stuns No. 18 DePaul, advances to Big East final

St. John’s stuns No. 18 DePaul, advances to Big East final

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

Only one program in Big East women’s basketball history has more than three conference tournament championships. On Monday night, St. John’s earned the chance to become the second following a historic upset. Aliyyah Handford dominated late again, as St. John’s overcame an eight-point defic...

St. John’s tops Georgetown in Round One of Big East Tournament

St. John’s tops Georgetown in Round One of Big East Tournament

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

The old saying goes, “offense wins games, but defense wins championships.” St. John’s women’s basketball is no exception. A strong defensive effort in the second half led the Red Storm to a 65-52 victory over Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament, as they advanced to t...

St. John’s blown out by Providence in quarterfinals of Big East tournament.

Wilson Sy, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Men's Basketball

St. John’s blown out by Providence in quarter-finals of Big East tournament. For the fourth consecutive year, the St. John’s Basketball team is one-and-done in the Big East Tournament. The senior class finished their conference tournament careers winless. Due to the lack of energy and a season-low...

Villanova beats Xavier to clinch Big East title

Wilson Sy, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Men's Basketball

With a total of 10 teams in the Big-East Conference, the Villanova Wildcats are 2015 Big-East basketball champions by dominating Xavier 69-52 on Saturday night (3.14) at Madison Square Garden. Head coach Jay Wright earned his first ever conference tournament championship while Villanova earned their...

Red Storm have eyes set on NCAA tourney after 21-10 season

Stephen Zitolo, Sports Editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, March Madness, Men's Basketball

It didn’t come easy, but it has finally happened after four years of waiting for the St. John’s men’s basketball team. There have been flashes over the last three and a half years of how good the Red Storm can be, but they always seemed to fall short. This year was different. They knew they had...

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