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What Mike Anderson Brings to St. John’s?

What Mike Anderson Brings to St. John’s?

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

When Chris Mullin stepped down as head coach of the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team, St. John’s Athletic Director Mike Cragg had to act quickly, but he also had to get this next hire right. After the position was turned down by Loyola-Chicago head coach Porter Moser and Iona head coach Tim...

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

After months of waiting and letting the hype build, the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team delivered with a strong season opening performance to defeat Loyola (Md.), 76-55 on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. With a combination of efficient performances from returnees such as Shamorie Ponds, who scored ...

Immortalizing St. John’s Legends

Immortalizing St. John’s Legends

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

At his base, Joe Lapchick stands just three feet tall. The words inscribed below his feet commemorate his lifetime journey of changing basketball and the world both on and off the court. Above that is a seven-foot-five-inch figure, a dominant man pointing toward the arena that now houses the St. John...

Boubacar Diakite to Transfer from St. John’s

Boubacar Diakite to Transfer from St. John’s

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

May 18, 2018


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

Without ever stepping foot on the court in a live game for the Red Storm, redshirt freshman Boubacar Diakite's St. John's basketball career is over. The 6-foot-8 wing from Mali is transferring from the program, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.  He originally enrolled at St. John’s a year e...

Ahmed Improving in His Senior Season

Ahmed Improving in His Senior Season

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


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

It’s all come full circle for Bashir Ahmed. Growing up in the Bronx, he would head downtown Madison Square Garden and  watch the Red Storm. Partly because he wanted to watch the game, but also  because he wanted his hometown team to recruit him. When it didn’t happen, Ahmed chose to atten...

Lapchick Statue Finally Earns Spot on Campus

Lapchick Statue Finally Earns Spot on Campus

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


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

Just as the crowd began to settle into the seats planted between Taffner Fieldhouse and Carnesecca Arena, St. John’s Athletic Director Anton Goff stepped up to the podium. All eyes focused were focused on Goff, who welcomed the crowd and greeted its familiar faces. Jack Kaiser, Lou Carnesecca and Chri...

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...

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 — ...

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...

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