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Depth Perception: Villanova Defeats a Depleted St. John's Team 90-72

Darrun Hilliard Had 17 Points in the 2nd Half/cbssports.comby Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigestThere is an interminable fact about the 2014-15 St. John's basketball team. No matter how much of a warrior D'Angelo Harrison is on the court or Chris Obekpa blocks shots and throws down monster dunks the Red Storm have no depth on the bench. This weakness was exploited again Tuesday night as...
Via College Hoops Digest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 17 St. John's tops Long Beach, 10-1 for 1st time in 24 years

  St. John's is in a place it has not been in well over two decades, but Red Storm coach Steve Lavin isn't jumping up and down in celebration. No. 17 ranked St. John's beat Long Beach State 66-49 on Monday night to improve to 10-1. The last time the Red Storm began a season 10-1 was the 1990-91. That team finished the season with a 23-9 record before losing to then-No. 2 Duke in...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 17 St. John's beats Long Beach State 66-49

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Obekpa scored 16 points, had eight rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead No. 17 St. John's to a 66-49 win over Long Beach State Monday night. With the win, St. John's improved to 10-1 on the season. The last time the Red Storm began a season 10-1 was the 1990-91. That team finished the season with a 23-9 record before losing to then-No. 2 Duke in the Midwest...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's (Cal)-St. John's Preview

Four years ago, Steve Lavin began his coaching tenure at St. John's with a loss at Saint Mary's. With a home victory over the Gaels on Friday night, the No. 20 Red Storm will match the program's best start since the season before Lavin arrived in Queens. Since Lavin took over the program in 2010, St. John's (8-1) has recorded two 20-win seasons and in his first season returned to...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Big East – The Week That Was

Send to Kindle Credit: Vincent Dusovic Three for the Polls Three Big East teams cracked the AP Top 25 for the first time since the conference’s relaunch in July 2013.  St. John’s, on the strength of a pair double digit wins over Niagara (70-57) and Syracuse (69-57) at Madison Square Garden, joined Villanova (#7) and Butler (#15) in the AP poll at #24. The Red Storm followed...
Via College Chalktalk
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 25 Rankings for the Week of Dec. 15

Photo: Andy Lyons / Getty Images North America 1. Kentucky (11-0). Last week: 1 Kentucky blew past UNC for another double-digit victory. The Wildcats face UCLA in Chicago this week. 2. Duke (8-0). Last week: 2 Duke hosts Elon Monday in its first home game of December. The Blue Devils are back on the road Thursday, playing Connecticut in New Jersey. 3. Arizona (10-0). Last...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fordham-St. John's Preview

Despite being grateful for its first Top 25 appearance in four seasons, St. John's is certainly not satisfied with the accomplishment. The No. 24 Red Storm look to continue their strong start Sunday against Fordham at Madison Square Garden. Off to the program's best start since the 2009-10 team went 9-1, St. John's (7-1) returned to the Top 25 this week for the first time since it...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison scores 26, leads No. 24 St. John's past Fairleigh Dickinson

  D'Angelo Harrison scored 26 points, Phil Greene IV had 16 and No. 24 St. John's beat Fairleigh Dickinson 74-52 on Wednesday night. Sir'Dominic Pointer added 12 points and Chris Obekpa had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Red Storm (7-1) in their first game as a ranked team since 2011. St. John's returned to the Top 25 this week after a 12-point victory at Syracuse last Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison leads No. 24 St. John's past FDU 74-52

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Harrison scored 26 points, Phil Greene IV had 16 and No. 24 St. John's beat Fairleigh Dickinson 74-52 on Wednesday night. Sir'Dominic Pointer added 12 points and Chris Obekpa had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Red Storm (7-1) in their first game as a ranked team since 2011. St. John's returned to the Top 25 this week after a 12-point victory at Syracuse...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big East Power Rankings: Villanova looking like national title contender

The Big East is off to an amazing start and appears to have seven teams capable of making the NCAA Tournament. Almost one month into the season, here is how the 10 teams in the league are stacking up. 1. Villanova (8-0) Villanova already has good wins against VCU and Michigan, and the Wildcats can get another Tuesday against Illinois at the Jimmy V Classic. These guys are ranked...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fairleigh Dickinson-St. John's Preview

Paced by some solid senior leadership, St. John's is back in the Top 25. Sporting their first national ranking in four seasons, the No. 24 Red Storm look to continue their dominance over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday night. Off to its best start since the 2009-10 team won nine of its first 10, St. John's (6-1) took a major stride by snapping Syracuse's 55-game non-conference...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's 6'10" center Chris Obekpa rocked retro short shorts

St. John's 6'10" center Chris Obekpa rocked retro short shorts last night...[Bleacher Report]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's' D'angelo Harrison gets a close-up view of Chris Obekpa's short-shorts (VIDEO)

St. John's center Chris Obekpa rocked some retro short-shorts against Minnesota during the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal game at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. And the Red Storm's D'Angelo Harrison got a close up view of the John Stockton specials when he slipped through the 6'10" Obekpa's legs on this play: Harrison looks very glad that his teammate stands 6'10".St. John...
Via The Other Paper
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Johns Hoops Player Has Shortest Shorts Since ‘Nam

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re seeing the throwbacks of all throwbacks this evening at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s is facing Minnesota in their opening game of the NIT Season Tip-Off and one Red Storm player came to play. Check out the rolled up short shorts on junior big man Chris Obekpa:     Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Gophers vs. St. Johns

Before getting to the Red Storm we might as well get the unpleasantness out of the way:  Daquein McNeil has been arrested for domestic assault and is being held without bail.  I haven't seen any details beyond that and the Gophers have suspended him indefinitely pending an investigation.  In the current climate things certainly don't look good for McNeil, but hopefully the team...
Via Down with Goldy
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's beats NJIT 77-58 in season opener

NEW YORK (AP) Rysheed Jordan had 18 points and five assists and St. John's opened the season with a 77-58 win over NJIT on Friday night. The Red Storm jumped to a 27-8 lead in the first 14 minutes and played even with NJIT the rest of the way, keeping their advantage between 12 and 22. Chris Obekpa had 13 points and 13 rebounds, Sir'Dominic Pointer added 13 and 10, and D'Angelo...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt mentioned as a possibility for BYU transfer

Pitt Basketball still has some question marks regarding the roster, and some new names are popping up. Pitt basketball has some question marks regarding personnel next season. Currently Pitt has nine returning scholarship players along with four newcomers entering the program in the Fall. Those numbers would take the program to the maximum scholarship limit, but speculation is out...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s very definition of NCAA Tournament Bubble team

When St. John’s fell at DePaul on January 14th, it was the turning point for both teams. With the victory, the Blue Demons became 2-3 in the Big East and looked to be flirting with mediocrity. They haven’t won since and instead reverted back to what they’ve always been under Oliver Purnell- the laughingstock of the league. St. John’s fell to 0-5 in league play with that defeat...
Via The Sports Bank
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's edges Seton Hall 68-67

Chris Obekpa sank a free throw with 2.1 seconds left to give St. John's a 68-67 victory over Seton Hall on Thursday night. D'Angelo Harrison's drive for a one-handed dunk with 1:32 left had tied the game at 67. Fuquan Edwin then missed a 3-pointer at the other end and St. John's (16-9, 6-6 Big East) called time out with 19.6 seconds left. That led to the pass inside to Obekpa and...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's upsets No. 12 Creighton 70-65

D'Angelo Harrison scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 to play, and St. John's beat No. 12 Creighton 70-65 on Sunday night for its sixth win in seven games. Chris Obekpa tied his career high with 11 points for the Red Storm (15-9, 5-6 Big East), who avenged their only loss during that seven-game stretch. Doug McDermott matched his nation-leading average...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's tops Providence 86-76

D'Angelo Harrison scored 22 points and JaKarr Sampson 21 as St. John's won for the fifth time in its last six tries at Providence on Tuesday, 86-76. The Red Storm (14-9, 4-6 Big East) placed four players in double figures. Rysheed Jordan netted 13 of his 18 points in the first half while Chris Obekpa contributed 10 points and five rebounds. Providence's Bryce Cotton led all scorers...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's beats Marquette 74-59

D'Angelo Harrison scored 27 points and was 6 of 11 from 3-point range as St. John's beat Marquette 74-59 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm's fourth win in their last five games. Harrison, who leads the team in scoring at 17.7 points per game, did a lot more than shoot for the Red Storm (13-9, 3-6 Big East) as he finished with six rebounds, three assists, two steals...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's beats Marquette 74-59

NEW YORK (AP) -- D'Angelo Harrison scored 27 points and was 6 of 11 from 3-point range as St. John's beat Marquette 74-59 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm's fourth win in their last five games. Harrison, who leads the team in scoring at 17.7 points per game, did a lot more than shoot for the Red Storm (13-9, 3-6 Big East) as he finished with six rebounds, three...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Stats Slant: 61 teams eclipsing the 80 point per night mark

Send to Kindle  * * * Christmas is coming and the college basketball season is getting exciting.  For those of you die-hards who stayed up on Saturday night to watch the Baylor-Kentucky game (played in Arlington, TX at Cowboy Stadium) saw Big Blue get somewhat exposed by length and versatility in the frontcourt, while Kansas fell to a 40-foot floater in Boulder.  While these...
Via College Chalktalk
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's vs. Fordham Preview

Tipoff: 1:30 (December 7, 2013) Venue: Madison Square Garden2013-14 Team Records: Fordham (4-2) St. John's (5-2)Series Record: St. John's leads Fordham all-time 63-21  (Last St. John's victory was in 2012, Last Fordham victory was in 2010) Projected Starters for Fordham:(G) Branden Frazier   18.8 ppg.  5.2 apg.(G) Jon Severe          23.2 ppg   2.2 apg.(G) Mandel Thomas...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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