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Sir’Dom Plays Hero for Johnnies

Sir’Dom Plays Hero for Johnnies

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

March 20, 2013


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

The St. John’s men’s basketball team lived to see another day as Sir’Dominic Pointer made a last second step-back fade away shot to down Saint Joseph’s 63-61 in the first round of the NIT tournament at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa. “He deserved a high point given the degree of how bad...

Heartbreak at the Garden

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

March 13, 2013


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With time running down, the St. John’s men’s basketball regular season finale looked like it was going the way that so many of the team’s games against ranked teams went – a promising beginning followed by a bitterly disappointing end. That outlook looked like it could change beginning at...

Johnnies Edge Past Huskies

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

February 7, 2013


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

With the ring finger on his right hand swollen to what looked like double the size, sophomore D’Angelo Harrison’s hands tell the story of the ups and downs of Wednesday night’s game against Connecticut and maybe of the season as a whole. From that injured hand came the struggles of shooting...

Young Johnnies Evoking Memories of 2011

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-In-Chief

January 30, 2013


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Is it just me, or is it starting to feel like 2011? I’m probably getting ahead of myself, but that’s how I feel whenever I watch the men’s basketball team play.D’Angelo Harrison stars as Dwight Hardy in Rise of the Red Storm II: The Lavining, while JaKarr Sampson has nailed down the Justin...

Holdin’ On In Chi-Town

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

January 23, 2013


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s men’s basketball team held off another late rally, this time from DePaul, as they defeated the Blue Demons 71-62 at Allstate Arena in Rosemmont, Ill. The Red Storm (11-7, 3-3) had built a 17-point lead that began to dwindle down the stretch, getting to within three points at the...

Johnnies Sail Through Charleston

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

November 15, 2012


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team opened up the Charleston Classic by defeating the host school, College of Charleston, 64-53 to advance to the semi-finals in the tournament. The Red Storm (2-0) pulled away early in the first half, running up and down the floor with relative ease, and never...

Lavin And Co. Edge Past Detroit

Lavin And Co. Edge Past Detroit

Kiernan Lynch, Features Editor

November 14, 2012


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s men’s basketball team’s old guard of returning players, along with a few new faces, was the difference-maker in their come-from-behind 77-74 win Tuesday afternoon at Carnesecca Arena. The game, which was featured on ESPN’s 24 Hour College Hoops Tip-off marathon, was the first...

Johnnies Top Sonoma State in Preseason Opener

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

November 3, 2012


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team gave their first official performance of the winter as they opened up their preseason schedule with a 73-55 win against Division II side Sonoma St. on Nov. 3 at Carnesecca Arena. After the Red Storm went on an 11-0 run to start the game, the Seawolves came...

‘Dribble Stirs Excitement

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

September 26, 2012


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team is gearing up for a new season that will feature the return of head coach Steve Lavin to the sidelines full time as well another highly regarded recruiting class ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation. Lavin, as well as sophomores D’Angelo Harrison, Amir Garrett and Phil...

Career High From Harrison Not Enough as St. John’s Falls to Villanova

Career High From Harrison Not Enough as St. John’s Falls to Villanova

Mike Cunniff, Sports Editor

January 21, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Top Stories

On paper, the St. John’s men’s basketball team’s matchup with Villanova was a battle between two sub-.500 Big East teams with little to play for. On the court, however, it didn’t turn out that way. The two young teams – with no seniors on the court at all – staged a back-and-forth overtime...

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