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The Doubleheader: Reclaiming College Basketball

The Doubleheader: Reclaiming College Basketball

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

October 7, 2017

In the last two weeks, college basketball has been turned on its head. The FBI investigation and subsequent revelations of bribery and corruption has rocked the foundation of intercollegiate athletics to the core, and only now are Division I programs beginning to clean up the mess left behind by ...

Basketball Programs Collaborate to Help Houston

Basketball Programs Collaborate to Help Houston

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2017

Following the devastation caused this past week by Tropical Storm Harvey, which claimed the lives of at least 45 people and left thousands displaced from their homes, the St. John's University basketball programs rallied together to help Houston-area victims in the aftermath. On Monday, University...

Mussini to Pursue Professional Career in Europe

Mussini to Pursue Professional Career in Europe

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

June 7, 2017

In a statement released by the university on Tuesday, the St. John’s men’s basketball program announced that rising junior guard Federico Mussini will pursue a professional career in Europe and will not return to the program. Mussini, a 6-foot-2 guard from Reggio Emilia, Italy, played in 62 games...

SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2017

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,...

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

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 road woes continue at Creighton

St. John’s road woes continue at Creighton

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2017

With seven conference wins and hopes of moving up from the eighth spot in the Big East standings, St. John’s traveled to Omaha looking to avenge an earlier loss to Creighton. Fresh off a weekend victory over Georgetown, the Red Storm went into Tuesday night’s game with a 7-9 record against confe...

Sandra Udboi selected to the Allstate WBCA Good Works team

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017

Sandra Udobi, a redshirt senior on St. John's women basketball team, was named to the 2017 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team on Feb. 14. The WBCA awards student-athletes (college basketball) for their outstanding community service. "We are extremely proud of...

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

February 12, 2017

Believe it or not, after 13 games of Big East play, the St. John's Red Storm have somehow snuck their way into the top half of the conference standings. St. John's (12-14, 6-7) picked up its sixth win in conference play on Feb. 11 with a 78-70 victory over Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden. The...

Red Storm win two over the weekend

Red Storm win two over the weekend

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

The St. John’s women’s basketball team played two home games over three days this past weekend, one on Friday at Carnesecca Arena and one on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Friday night’s matchup was against Big East rival Butler and the Red Storm picked up a 62-55 victory. Jade Walker and Aaliya...

St. John’s falls to hobbled Xavier, 82-77

St. John’s falls to hobbled Xavier, 82-77

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor

February 1, 2017

Mixed emotions emanated from the press conference room at Madison Square Garden Sunday evening. St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin remained upbeat even after his team squandered a potential upset, losing to no. 24/22 Xavier 82-77. “[Xavier is] one of the top-25 teams in the country and they had us ...

Up and down winter break for men’s basketball

Up and down winter break for men’s basketball

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor

January 25, 2017

St. John's 93, Syracuse 60, Dec. 21 More than a year after St. John’s upset former Big East rival Syracuse in front of a full capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden, Chris Mullin’s team once again found themselves as the underdog four days before Christmas. For 40 minutes, the Red Storm dominat...

Missed opportunities spoil St. John’s upset bid against Villanova

Missed opportunities spoil St. John’s upset bid against Villanova

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

January 15, 2017

Since the start of the Chris Mullin era in Queens, St. John's players, coaches and even fans have preached the ongoing "process" of rebuilding the Red Storm into the national power that they once were. Well, that process missed a golden opportunity to take a major step forward on Jan. 14. St....

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