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Players Leave After Mullin Steps Down

Players Leave After Mullin Steps Down

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

When the St. John’s Red Storm was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament after losing to Arizona State in a first four game, many were confident that a Red Storm return next March could be possible with a solid core of players who were expected to return next season. That, however, was three weeks ago. Since th...

COURTSIDE: Slick-O Mode

COURTSIDE: Slick-O Mode

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Knocking down jump shots with a silky disposition, a left-handed assassin plays the lead role at Carnesecca Arena this winter. New York born and bred, he’s ingrained himself into a basketball culture that runs deep through the city’s soul. He’s one of St. John’s best, past or present. Oh, a...

The King of Queens is Back

The King of Queens is Back

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

May 29, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Torch Photo/Nick Bello After what felt like an eternity of waiting for St. John’s basketball fans, multiple sources reported Tuesday evening that star guard Shamorie Ponds will return to Queens for his junior year. As a sophomore in 2017–18, Ponds averaged 21 points and has scored over 1,000 points fo...

Red Storm Pick Up Two Wins in Inconsistent Effort at AdvoCare Invitational

Red Storm Pick Up Two Wins in Inconsistent Effort at AdvoCare Invitational

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 26, 2017


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

The St. John’s men’s basketball team wanted a challenge, and their wishes came true this weekend at the AdvoCare Invitational. After picking up four wins in four tries with relative ease to begin the season, the Red Storm were ready to see how their high-flying philosophy and alpha-male confidence stack...

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...

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: 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, ...

Red Storm dominate in exhibition win over American International

Red Storm dominate in exhibition win over American International

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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

Shamorie Ponds’ 21 points and  Marvin Clark II’s double-double fueled St. John’s to a comfortable 84-52 victory against Division II program American International College Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena. St. John’s came out of the gates firing. They opened the game on a 10-0 run, igni...

Mullin Ready to Turn the Corner in Year Three

Mullin Ready to Turn the Corner in Year Three

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

New faces and an improved roster have Chris Mullin ready to get his third season as head coach of the Red Storm underway Nov. 1 in a home exhibition against American International. From the opening at the coaches panel to the media scrum that surrounded him minutes later at Big East Media Day last Wed...

3 Questions for Chris Mullin’s 3rd Year

3 Questions for Chris Mullin’s 3rd Year

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 29, 2017


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

The relentless summer heat continues and we haven't yet felt the crisp fall air, but that isn't stopping college basketball. Even amid an enormous FBI investigation, most hoops programs, including the St. John's men's team, will kick off their march toward March with their first official practices today....

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...

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