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
4 hours 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
3 days ago

St. John’s Final: Red Storm outdone by Marquette 93-71

The Red Storm were failed by their defense. Much like the color of their uniforms, the mood around St. John’s was grey on Tuesday night. These somber feelings came at the hands of Marquette, who shot their way past the Red Storm by an 93-71 score. Both teams started this contest hot, as the score was knotted at the under-16 timeout. Before long the Golden Eagles had gotten out...
Via Rumble in the Garden
3 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
7 days ago

Could St. John’s have (longshot) postseason hopes?

Is it too early to start talking postseason - what? Stop laughing! Recent results have been promising for the St. John’s Red Storm - and that glint of optimism has sent some observers into overdrive, talking about postseason play. The Johnnies are getting a little notice nationally, now that Seth Davis in Sports Illustrated is noting the upward trajectory and good wins as part...
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9 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
10 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
10 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
10 days ago

Marcus LoVett earns freshman of the week; Bashir Ahmed honors

The Big East awards were kind to the Johnnies this week After going 1-1 last week with a win over Marquette and a loss to Villanova, a pair of St. John’s players who led the charge earned this week’s honors from the Big East Conference. Marcus LoVett, who averaged 20 points over the two games for the Red Storm, was named the Big East’s Freshman of the Week for the first time...
Via Rumble in the Garden
18 days ago

St. John’s Recruiting: Derrick Walker decision looms

Chris Mullin might be closing in on a 2017 priority. Could Kansas City product Derrick Walker be caught up in a New York state of mind? Well, after unofficially visiting St. John’s this past weekend, this 6-foot-8 forward is expected to make his college decision soon, according to reports from Adam Zagoria. “I’m going to meet with my people and hopefully make a decision soon...
Via Rumble in the Garden
24 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
24 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
26 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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November 24, 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

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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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