ST. JOHN'S RUMORS & GOSSIP

Takeaways: sweet revenge over Georgetown as Mussini leads the way

St. John’s guards create an alternate universe of speed? A look back at the hard-fought 86-80 St. John’s Red Storm win over Georgetown... Winning the opening tip, Georgetown brought the ball up and eighteen seconds into the game, fed 6 foot 6 inch L.J. Peak under the basket as he was posting up 6’0” Marcus LoVett for an easy turnaround jumper. Too easy, St. John’s fans...
Via Rumble in the Garden
1 day ago

Shamorie Ponds takes Big East Freshman of the Week awards again

The star freshman is honored once again Behind an efficient performance on Saturday in a 86-80 win over rival Georgetown and a solid performance in a loss to Marquette, Shamorie Ponds wins the Big East’s Freshman of the Week award. This week’s honor is Ponds’ fifth of the season. While the competition is solid from players like Justin Patton and Markus Howard and teammate Marcus...
Via Rumble in the Garden
1 day ago

St. John’s continues to conjure Madison Square Garden excitement

The Big East Tournament will take place on St. John’s home floor, a site in which they have elevated their game. With the game clock waning, basketball fans at Madison Square Garden rose to their feet. St. John’s once comfortable lead had quickly slipped to a mere point. Supporters watched in amazement, gasping as Georgetown clawed back into the contest. In the contest’s...
Via Rumble in the Garden
2 days ago

St. John’s Final: Red Storm fend off Hoyas 86-80

St. John’s secured their third straight victory at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s moved to 7-9 in Big East play, topping off the reeling Hoyas, 86-80. Coming out in the first half, Georgetown looked sluggish. Despite a slim 13-10 lead early on, the Hoyas offense simply was not clicking. St. John’s wasn’t fully taking advantage of Georgetown’s struggles until Federico...
Via Rumble in the Garden
2 days ago

Pons scores 500th point, St. John's tops Georgetown 86-80

NEW YORK (AP) Shamorie Ponds scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting to become the third freshman in St. John's history to score 500 points in a season, and the Red Storm rallied to beat Georgetown 86-80 on Saturday to end a two-game skid. Bashir Ahmed and Frederico Mussini scored 16 apiece for St. John's (13-16, 7-9 Big East), which was outrebounded 36-29 but scored 25 points off...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin’s blunt take: St. John’s too soft on defense

Chris Mullin’s honest and harsh assessment spoke volumes, louder than the ugly numbers. “Just lack of physicality, giving people space and not taking on one-on-one-challenges,” the St. John’s coach said. Mullin’s words were in response to his team’s performance at the defensive end during the Red Storm’s two-game losing streak, lopsided losses at No. 22...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Playing on the road remains a big problem for St. John’s

MILWAUKEE — Sam Hauser tied a career-best with 19 points, including five 3-pointers, Matt Heldt had the first double-double of his career and Marquette cruised to a 93-71 win over St. John’s on Tuesday night. Bashir Ahmed scored 21 points, shooting 7-for-14 from the floor, to lead St. John’s (12-16, 6-9 Big East). Marcus LoVett...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Takeaway: St. John’s bad night against Butler

The worst defensive performance in...? How much does the method matter? That question has to be on the mind of at least some St. John’s supporters after the Red Storm gave up 110 points to Butler on Wednesday. It could be important to note that Butler starters were on the floor late in the game, when it was out of reach (it seemed out of reach from the third possession of the game...
Via Rumble in the Garden
10 days ago

St. John’s desperately needed a big man — and Tariq Owens awoke

For the second straight time, freshman Marcus LoVett was named the Big East Freshman of the Week, an honor already claimed by classmate and St. John’s teammate Shamorie Ponds four times this season. The talented young guards — two of the conference’s top-six scorers — have superseded their hype, consistently carrying the Red Storm after...
Via New York Post
13 days ago

Butler looking to break out of slump against St. John's

INDIANAPOLIS -- With five regular-season games left before the Big East tournament, Butler coach Chris Holtmann is focused on his team's development. "None of the games are more important than the other. What's most important is how your team is growing and playing," said Holtmann, whose No. 24 Bulldogs (19-6, 8-5) host St. John's (12-14, 6-7) at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. "We showed...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Slumping Butler faces rejuvenated St. John's

INDIANAPOLIS -- With five regular-season games left before the Big East tournament, Butler coach Chris Holtmann is focused on his team's development. "None of the games are more important than the other. What's most important is how your team is growing and playing," said Holtmann, whose No. 24 Bulldogs (19-6, 8-5) host St. John's (12-14, 6-7) at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. "We showed...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago

Sophomore guard part of St. John’s emerging improvement

Perspective is important. At this time last year, St. John’s was winless in the Big East. The worst was still to come, as two months passed between victories and the Red Storm lost a school-record 16 straight games. Though St. John’s (10-13, 4-6) isn’t satisfied with how things have gone this season, sophomores such as...
Via New York Post
27 days ago

Bluiett helps No. 24 Xavier hold off St. John's 82-77

NEW YORK (AP) Trevon Bluiett had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 24 Xavier held off a big rally from St. John's for an 82-77 victory Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Edmond Sumer had 17 points and seven assists for the Musketeers (15-6, 5-3 Big East), but he was helped off the court by teammates with six minutes to play. He made a basket and was hit as he scored, but he had...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin on St. John’s big weakness: It ‘hurts our offense’

St. John’s rebounding numbers aren’t pretty, but their effect goes beyond statistics. Sure, the Red Storm are last in the Big East in rebounding differential (-1.8), and defensive rebounding, but it’s the ripple effect which has created even more issues. Every defensive rebound the Johnnies fail to grab creates another chance for the opposition, and...
Via New York Post
January 25, 2017

WATCH: Highlights: St. John's 78, DePaul 68

Playing its final game of the season inside Carnesecca Arena, the St. John's Red Storm used a career day from sophomore guard Malik Ellison to move past DePaul, 78-68, in front of a sell-out crowd on Monday afternoon.
Via St. John's Red Storm Athletics
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 10 Creighton rebounds from 1st loss by beating St John's

NEW YORK (AP) Freshman 7-footer Justin Patton scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 10 Creighton bounced back from its first loss of the season with an 85-72 victory over St. John's on Wednesday night, snapping the Red Storm's three-game winning streak. The Bluejays (14-1, 2-1 Big East) lost to No. 1 Villanova on New Year's Eve, ending their 13-game winning...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: St. John's 64, Lafayette 46 (Dec. 3, 2016)

Led by 13 points from Jade Walker the St. John's Red Storm Women's Basketball team defeated visiting Lafayette 64-46.
Via St. John's Red Storm Athletics
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Postgame Recap: ODU 63, St. John's 55

Trailing by as many as 16 with just over eight minutes to play in the game, the Red Storm (2-4) pulled within just three points of Old Dominion (3-2) in the closing minutes of the contest, but the Johnnies' comeback effort fell short as the Monarchs escaped with a 63-55 victory.
Via St. John's Red Storm Athletics
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: VCU 75, St. John's 69 (Battle 4 Atlantis)

Trailing by as many as 11 in the second half, the Red Storm fought back valiantly to tie the contest on three occasions down the stretch, but proved unable to regain the lead as VCU held on for a 75-69 victory on Thursday night in The Battle 4 Atlantis.
Via St. John's Red Storm Athletics
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 22 Miami uses stellar defense to beat St. John's 62-50

NEW YORK (AP) Erykah Davenport scored 16 points, Jessica Thomas had 15 and No. 22 Miami held St. John's without a basket for nearly the entire fourth quarter to beat the Red Storm 62-50 on Sunday night. Keyona Hayes added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Hurricanes (3-1), who trailed by eight in the third quarter before mounting their comeback. Miami was down 47-43 entering...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2016  |  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
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