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Basketball Programs Collaborate to Help Houston

Basketball Programs Collaborate to Help Houston

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

September 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

St. John's-commit Boubacar Diakite, a 6-foot-8 wing forward in the class of 2018, will spend the 2017-2018 season on campus as a member of the Red Storm after enrolling early and reclassifying. The news was reported Monday afternoon by Andrew Slater of 247Sports.com. Diakite, a four-star wing prospect...

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A tweet from Twitter user @mabde33 was sent out at 2:58pm on Tuesday, April 11. There were no words, a smiley face the only character present of the 140 allotted on the popular social media outlet. 23 of his 5,108 followers retweeted him, 103 liked it and 11 responded, the first on the thread saying,...

Ewing, Mullin Set to Renew Rivalry

Ewing, Mullin Set to Renew Rivalry

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2017


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

The clock continues to turn back in Big East basketball, as 2017 looks more and more like the 1980s. Chris Mullin just finished his second year of coaching at St. John’s, and this past week, Georgetown announced that Patrick Ewing would replace John Thompson III as head coach. Ewing and Mullin are...

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The month of February marked the 91st year of Black History Month and the final full month of the 2016-2017 St. John’s men’s basketball season. While numerous players, including Chris Mullin, Malik Sealy, D’Angelo Harrison, Mark Jackson and others, have had a significant impact on the court for the Joh...

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 road woes continue at Creighton

St. John’s road woes continue at Creighton

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


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

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...

St. John’s holds on against Georgetown, 86-80

St. John’s holds on against Georgetown, 86-80

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

February 25, 2017


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

If Saturday's St. John's-Georgetown battle at Madison Square Garden was a preview of a future Big East Tournament matchup, we could be gearing up to add another chapter in this historical rivalry. The Red Storm and Hoyas, who came into the afternoon in eighth and nine place in the conference, respectively,...

SJU drops two straight on the road in Big East play

SJU drops two straight on the road in Big East play

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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

LISTEN: Episode One of the new "Torch Talk" sports mini-podcast, hosted by Co-Sports Editor Troy Mauriello.   St. John’s travelled to Indianapolis and Milwaukee this past week to face off against Big East opponents Butler and Marquette. The Red Storm (12-16, 6-9) dropped their first game...

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

St. John’s tops Seton Hall, 78-70

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

February 12, 2017


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

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


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

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...

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