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Former top ten prospect Zach Brown commits to St. John’s

The St. John’s Red Storm will get a huge boost in their recruiting class of 2017 after they landed 7-foot-1 Miami native Zach Brown for next season. It is a huge boost for Chris Mullin, who will be entering his third season with the team by the time Brown arrives on campus. Brown was formerly a top ten prospect in the class of 2017, but some off-the-court issues have hurt his...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan's Fall From Grace was Predictable and Tragic

by Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigest On June 23rd, instead of sitting in the NBA draft green room at the Barclays Center waiting for Adam Silver to call his name, Rysheed Jordan will be sitting in a jail cell in a Philadelphia Prison waiting for his trial for attempted murder to begin.Where did it go wrong for Jordan? The top 30 recruit out of Philadelphia who looked so promising in his...
Via College Hoops Digest
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Simon transfers from Arizona to St. John’s

Arizona guard Justin Simon will transfer to St. John’s, according to a post on his Twitter and a confirmation from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Arizona transfer Justin Simon has committed to St. John's, source told @CBSSports. The buzz is officially palpable in Jamaica. #SJUBB — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 21, 2016 Thx to all the schools that recruited me. My next...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

25 Potential Impact Junior College Prospects for 2016

Prospects are listed in alphabetical order. Players who did not play during the 2015-2016 season are not considered. Bashir Ahmed, 6′-7″, SG, Hutchinson CC (KS), St. John’s – Red Storm fans suffered through Chris Mullin’s first year as head coach, but help in the form of Ahmed, and others, is on the way.  Ahmed had …
Via Hoopniks
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John’s roster losing last remnants of Steve Lavin era

The St. John’s roster makeover won’t just include incoming recruits. The final holdovers of the Steve Lavin era are expected to be gone, too. Sophomore forward Amar Alibegovic will transfer, the school announced on Tuesday, and junior forward Christian Jones may follow, a source told The Post. The Red Storm are expected to fill those spots...
Via New York Post
March 29, 2016

Auburn women win in 1st NCAA since '09, beating St. John's

WACO, Texas (AP) Janiah McKay scored 24 points and Auburn opened its first women's NCAA Tournament since 2009 with a 68-57 victory over St. John's in a first-round game Friday night. The ninth-seeded Tigers (20-12) jumped out to a 25-6 lead early in the second quarter, then held on after their lead had been trimmed to 3 in the third quarter. Danaejah Grant had 25 points to lead...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn-St. John's Preview

Auburn's frenetic, pressing style has been known to unsettle opponents. It's questionable how flustered St. John's senior Aliyyah Handford will be after winning the Big East tournament's most outstanding player award. Handford has enjoyed success in the previous two seasons against the Tigers entering Friday night's first-round NCAA Tournament matchup in Waco, Texas. Eighth-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette holds off St. John's for win in Big East tournament

NEW YORK -- Henry Ellenson had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Jajuan Johnson scored 23 points and Marquette held off a furious rally by feisty St. John's for a 101-93 victory Wednesday night in the Big East Tournament.Haanif Cheatham added 19 points for the seventh-seeded Golden Eagles (20-12). They advanced to play fifth-ranked and second-seeded Xavier in the quarterfinals Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette holds off St. John's 101-93 in Big East Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) Henry Ellenson had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Jajuan Johnson scored 23 points and Marquette held off a furious rally by feisty St. John's for a 101-93 victory Wednesday night in the Big East Tournament. Haanif Cheatham added 19 points for the seventh-seeded Golden Eagles (20-12). They advanced to play fifth-ranked and second-seeded Xavier in the quarterfinals Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John’s puts up fight but lost season comes to expected end

Even when the plug was being pulled, St. John’s still showed some life. Down to the final gasps and murmurs of Chris Mullin’s first season as St. John’s coach, the Red Storm overcame a 17-point deficit to take a lead in the final minutes of Wednesday’s Big East Tournament first-round game, but 10th-seeded St. John’s...
Via New York Post
March 10, 2016

St. John's women beat Creighton for trip to NCAA tourney

CHICAGO (AP) Aaliyah Lewis had 14 points and eight rebounds and St. John's became the first No. 4 seed to win the Big East tournament in a 50-37 victory over seventh-seeded Creighton on Tuesday night, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament. St. John's won its first Big East tournament championship since 1988. It was the first time since 2006 that the tournament didn't feature the...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John's women upset No. 18 DePaul 75-66 in Big East semis

CHICAGO (AP) Aliyyah Handford scored 18 of her 23 points in the second half, Danaejah Grant had 22 points with 10 rebounds and No. 4 seed St. John's beat No. 18 DePaul 75-66 in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. St. John's (22-9) will play in the title game for the second time in the last three seasons. They face No. 7 seed Creighton, which upset third-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John's falls to Providence, gets Marquette in Big East tourney

Durand Johnson, Ron Mvouika and Felix Balamou took turns striking a happy pose at center court with their framed white St. John's jerseys -- snapshots from the Senior Day ceremony before the regular-season finale against Providence Saturday at the Garden.
Via Newsday
March 05, 2016

Add inconsistency to St. John’s long list of problems

One night, St. John’s puts a scare into No. 1 Villanova, the next it nearly stuns fifth-ranked Xavier, then it trails almost wire-to-wire at woeful DePaul — the same Blue Demons the Red Storm crushed for their only Big East win. Such is life for coach Chris Mullin and the Johnnies, who visit Creighton on...
Via New York Post
February 27, 2016

Seton Hall & St. John’s Scuffle Reignites Post-Game Handshake Debate

Sunday’s game at Madison Square Garden between the Seton Hall Pirates (19-7) and the St. John’s Red Storm (8-20) ended in old school 90s Knicks fashion with both teams being pulled off the court after a clash broke out. The tussle appeared to center around senior Seton Hall guard Derrick Gordon, but no origin has been confirmed. TSFJ has exclusive video footage of the skirmish...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John's and Seton Hall players scuffle during post-game handshake (VIDEO)

After trailing by as many as 19 points in the first half, St. John's made a strong second half comeback before losing 62-61 to their arch rival Seton Hall Pirates at Madison Square Garden Sunday. The Red Storm struggled down the stretch as the Pirates almost let their NCAA Tournament bubble hopes get popped by the Big East bottom-dwellers. Even though Seton Hall (19-7, 9...
Via The Other Paper
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall blows 19-point lead, still beats St. John's 62-61

NEW YORK (AP) Isaiah Whitehead capped one of the worst games of his career by making two free throws with 5.6 seconds to play that gave Seton Hall a 62-61 victory over St. John's on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Whitehead, one of the Big East's top players, was 1 of 12 from the field, including missing all five 3-point attempts, but he made the two free throws - he finished...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall's NCAA Hopes Stay Alive, Pirates Squeak by St. John's 62-61

By Josh Adams @NCAAHoopsDigest Seton Hall's quest for an NCAA Tournament berth almost took a serious hit Sunday afternoon after a resurgent St. John's team took the Pirates to the limit. Seton Hall escaped with a 62-61 win at Madison Square Garden in which the Pirates blew a 19 point first half lead. St. John's showed the 13,204 fans at the Garden and the national TV audience...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fight breaks out after St. John's-Seton Hall game

After a close finish saw Seton Hall creep away with a 62-61 victory over St. Johns Sunday afternoon, a fight quickly erupted at half court between the two teams.  Coaches quickly intervened, working to separate the players and lead them to their respective locker rooms. Emily Van Buskirk was on the scene and posted this video to Twitter. Fight broke out on the court after the...
Via College Spun
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Felix Balamou posterizes Seton Hall defender with a two-handed slam

St. John's trailed Seton Hall by two touchdowns entering halftime.But midway through the second half, the Red Storm had cut the lead to single digits. A 19-7 run that cut the deficit to just one with 7:13 remaining, was highlighted by Felix Balamou's two-handed slam over Seton Hall's Rashed Anthony.Balamou, who is five inches shorter than Anthony, cut the Pirates' lead to 46-39 with that slam.
Via Fox Sports
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John’s snaps 16-game losing streak with 80-65 win over DePaul

It's been 31 years since Chris Mullin participated in Big East victory and finally, now as the St. John's coach, the former Johnnies star is back in the win column. Mullin won 44 Big East regular-season games as a player at St. John’s, but it took 14 Big East games to get his first conference win as a coach. The Red Storm snapped a school-record 16-game losing streak (including...
Via The Other Paper
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

DePaul falls to last place St. John’s

St. John’s used a 14-2 run in the second half Wednesday to run away from DePaul and snap a 16-game losing streak. The Red Storm, who trailed 32-31 early in the second half, went on to win 80-65. DePaul freshman guard Eli Cain led the Blue Demons (8-17, 2-11 Big East) with a career-high 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting. However, he received minimal help. Senior guard Billy Garrett...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John's ends 16-game losing streak with win over DePaul

NEW YORK (AP) Federico Mussini scored all of his 17 points in the second half and St. John's ended its 16-game losing streak with an 80-65 victory over DePaul on Wednesday night. The Red Storm (8-19, 1-13) won for the first time since a victory over Syracuse on Dec. 13. They won their first Big East conference game under first-year coach Chris Mullin and it came rather easily...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John's-Villanova Preview

After smoothly handling its first test as the nation's No. 1 team, Villanova appears headed for an extended stay atop the rankings. The Wildcats return to the Wells Fargo Center as a prohibitive favorite in Saturday night's game against a St. John's team making history of a different kind in Chris Mullin's first season. Taking the court atop the AP Top 25 for the first time, Villanova...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

All 8 second-half dunks from Xavier's win over St. John's

Wednesday night's game between No. 6 Xavier and St. John's quickly turned from upset alert to slam dunk contest.Xavier's Jalen Reynolds and Edmond Sumner and St. John's Kassoum Yakwe combined for eight second-half dunks, as the Musketeers swept the season series with the Red Storm with a 90-83 victory. Xavier is the first team in the nation to get to 20 wins this season.Sumner finished...
Via Fox Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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