St. John’s Meets Virginia in 2nd Round of NIT

NCAA Basketball: St. John's at DePaul

St. John's has been desperate for a feel good win for over a month now and they finally got it Wednesday night in Philadelphia. After a long and hard fought game which saw the Red Storm come back from a double digit deficit, Sir'Dominic Pointer took an inbounds pass the length of the floor and deposited a jumper over a St. Joe's defender to knock off the Hawks and advance to the second round of the NIT. The win was the first for the team since a victory over South Florida in front of a sold out crowd at Carnesecca Arena on February 20th. The Red Storm will now travel further south to take on the #1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers. The history between St. John's and Virginia is not a vast one and is mostly one sided, St. John's is 7-0 … [Read more...]

St. John’s Travels to Philly to Play St. Joe’s in NIT Opener

NCAA Basketball: St. John's at Syracuse

The St. John's Red Storm season has been extended and will head down to Philadelphia to take on St. Joseph's in a first round NIT game. The Red Storm have lost seven of their last eight games including their only game in the Big East tournament. The Red Storm tripped to the finish line after losing their leading scorer D'Angelo Harrison to a team leveled suspension. This will be the 28th all-time appearance in the NIT for St. John's. The last time the Red Storm appeared was in 2010 when Memphis won at home 73-71 on a buzzer beater in the final game Norm Roberts would coach at St. John's. St. Joe's and St. John's have played 55 times in the past with the Red Storm holding a 43-12 edge in the season series. The game will mark the fourth … [Read more...]

St. John’s Opens with Villanova for Big East Tournament

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at St. John's

The regular season is over for the St. John's Red Storm as a heartbreaking buzzer beater loss against Marquette at the Garden closed the doors on an up an down ride. The Red Storm end the seasons with 16 wins and are two games above the .500 mark. The Johnnies are going to look to make a run in the conference tournament and win four games in four days to get an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The Johnnies first game in the tournament will be against pesky Villanova and their giant killing team. The Wildcats have won three games against top five ranked teams this season, all at home though. The Wildcats knocked off Syracuse, Louisville and Georgetown and are almost a lock to be invited to the tournament with an at large … [Read more...]

St. John’s Looks to Down Marquette Golden Eagles in Final Regular Season Game

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When it has rained it has poured for the St. John's Red Storm. After leading at halftime on Tuesday night in South Bend against the Irish the Johnnies fell apart in the second half and lost by 26 points, their most embarrassing of the season. Before the final buzzer Sir'Dominic Pointer and Cameron Biedschied of the Irish got into an altercation and punches were thrown. Both players were suspended for one game. So the Red Storm will face the #15 ranked Golden Eagles on the final day of the regular season without leading scorer D'Angelo Harrison and without the stat sheet stuffer Pointer. The Eagles are coming off a come from behind win at Rutgers and are having a very special season even without former stars Darius Johnson-Odom and … [Read more...]

Will St. John’s Re-Joyce Against Notre Dame?

NCAA Basketball: Charleston Classic-St. John's vs Murray State

There have been better and worse days at St. John's this year but the Red Storm are struggling at one of the most important times of the season, the end. The Red Storm has two games left this season including tonights contest with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Johnnies are hoping to find the luck of the Irish again tonight as they have won three straight against this Notre Dame team who will be celebrating their Senior Night. On January 15th, the Johnnies defeated the Irish 67-63 behind 17 points from freshman JaKarr Sampson. Game Information Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 Location: Purcell Pavilion- South Bend, IN Time: 7:00 PM EST TV: ESPN2 Radio: WBBR 1130 AM (John Minko, Brandon Tierney) Notre Dame Fighting … [Read more...]

Providence Edges St. John’s at Dunkin

NCAA Basketball: Saint John's at Villanova

With their NCAA tournament hopes on the line, the St. John's Red Storm (16-12, 8-8) headed up to Rhode Island to face the Providence Friars (16-12, 8-8.) The Storm would be without their top scorer D'Angelo Harrison. The sophomore was suspended for the remainder of the season due to conduct detrimental to the team. With a 6-0 run out of the gate, St. John's looked to be off to a hot start. The Friars turned right around with a streak of their own, and after 3 minutes the teams were knotted with 6 points apiece. Marco Bourgault and the Red Storm struggled from beyond the arc, going 0-5 in the first half. One of those opportunities for Bourgault was an open three that could have extended the 19-13 St. John's lead with 9 to go in the … [Read more...]

Harrison Out; St. John’s Looks to Down Providence at the Dunkin

NCAA Basketball: St. John's at Syracuse

St. John's has had a strange week. From playing a good 20+ minutes against Pittsburgh on Sunday before being outplayed the rest of the second half to Orlando Sanchez gaining his year of eligibility for next year. But nothing was stranger than waking up Friday morning and hearing leading scorer D'Angelo Harrison has been suspended by the team for the rest of the season. Harrison is being suspended because of conduct detrimental to the team an will not play in the rest of the regular or any postseason games this year. With all that transpiring the Johnnies will head north to Providence where their tournament dreams hang in the balance and will be without their 17.8 points per game scorer. Last season the young Johnnies put a beating on … [Read more...]

Red Storm Need a Win Over Pitt to Get on Right Side of the Bubble

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St. John's got the win they needed against South Florida on Wednesday and look to help their resume with a big home win against the #20 ranked Pittsburgh Panthers at Madison Square Garden. The Red Storm are still squarely on the bubble according to ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi. A win against the Panthers can boost the chances with only three games remaining after  this home contest. The Panthers are coming off two loses to Notre Dame and Marquette after rolling off three straight against Syracuse, Seton Hall and Cincinnati. Their loss against Notre Dame on Monday was a struggle like the team hasn't seen this year as they scored only 42 points and lead at halftime. Pittsburgh is averaging 69.9 points a game this year. Last year the … [Read more...]

Red Storm Heads Back to Queens for Final Campus Game Against USF

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St. John's is coming off a road trip to forget and will welcome the South Florida Bulls to Queens for their final regular season game at their on campus home. The Johnnies hope to be revitalized by their home crowd that hasn't seen them play for almost a week as they are coming off a loss at Louisville six days ago. The brutal back to back at Louisville and Syracuse was a huge test for St. John's without their head coach Steve Lavin on the sidelines because of the passing of his father. The Johnnies fought valiantly but just didn't have enough to pull out a huge win. Sophomore guard Jamal Branch is still unlikely to play with his knee sprain and Lavin said it could take one, two or more weeks to heal fully. Last year the Bulls … [Read more...]

Red Storm Looking for Signature Win on the Road Against Louisville

NCAA Basketball: St. John's at Cincinnati

The St. John's Red Storm will enter the KFC Yum! Center to face the #12 ranked Louisville Cardinals on Valentine's Day looking to break some hearts. The Red Storm are coming off a road loss to Syracuse where they played tough but were out classed down the stretch by a better team. The loss was not back breaking for the Red Storm's chance at the NCAA Tournament though as they will have a chance at a statement win at Louisville. Louisville is coming off an epic five overtime loss at Notre Dame on Saturday and will be looking to rebound but the Cardinals have been mortal lately. They have lost four of their last seven after opening the season 16-1. Louisville leads the season series against the Johnnies 10-6 and has won three of the past … [Read more...]