St. John's hands Butler another loss, 77-52

JaKarr Sampson scored a career-high 23 points and St. John's pulled away from Butler in the second half for its sixth consecutive victory, 77-52, on Tuesday night. Sampson surpassed his previous career-best of 22 points with a short jumper with 4:40 remaining and then had the rest of the night off. Sampson also grabbed eight rebounds. Jamal Branch added 10 points for St. John...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s hopes to keep rolling against Butler, Creighton

St. John’s finally broke the Big East ice Thursday night, managing to hold off Seton Hall 77-76 for its first conference victory after leading by 17 points with nine minutes remaining. Now the real tests begin, starting Saturday afternoon at famed Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, where the Johnnies will be gunning for their first road win of the year against Butler, which has...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

#29 St. John’s Red Storm: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's preparing for breakout season

Updates. Will stand. By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer Optimism is always high around college basketball programs this time of the year. Not a loss, yet. Recruits still are rated according to their high school exploits. At St. John's, the smiles are much wider than the last two seasons and the answer to the most-asked question comes quickly and sincerely. ''...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Villanova, St John’s Remain on Bubble, Looking to Improve NCAA Tournament Resumes As Selection Sunday Nears

Currently ESPN’s Bracketology has Villanova among the “last four in” for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid and St. John’s in the “next four out.” The two teams’ games this weekend will be huge for the resumes of the Big East foes. Villanova (17-10, 8-6) avoided a potentially disastrous loss at home to Rutgers on Monday night. The Wildcats trailed by 12 points early in...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Harrison’s leadership a big key as Johnnies move upward

It’s a youthful St. John’s basketball team with lots of talent and pieces that fit Steve Lavin’s jigsaw puzzle in so many different ways.  So with that talent a leader had to emerge and D’Angelo Harrison looks like the center of what has been a hot team of late and of what could be an improving team that could threaten the top six of the Big East before the season is over...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's 71, DePaul 62

Jamal Branch scored 18 points to lead St. John's to a 71-62 victory over DePaul on Saturday. D'Angelo Harrison added 15 points and Sir'Dominic Pointer had 14 for the Red Storm (11-7, 3-3 Big East), who have won seven straight against DePaul. Jamee Crockett scored 19 points for DePaul (10-8, 1-4), which has lost three in a row and five of its last six. St. John's...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Johns- #10 Big East college basketball power rankings

St. Johns Coach: Steve Lavin (2 seasons at St. Johns 34-31) Overall 179-109, 9 years 2011-12: Record 13- 19 overall, 6-12 in Big East ( Tie 11th) Starters Returning (4) Phil Greene, God’sgift Achiuwa, D’Angelo Harrison, Sir’ Dominic Pointer Preseason Tournament: Charleston Classic Top Non-Conference Games: vs. South Carolina Transfer Out: Malik Smith (Fairmont State) Transfer...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

#44 St. John’s Red Storm: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Jamal Branch transfers to St. John's

Point guard Jamal Branch has transferred to St. John's from Texas A&M. Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Tuesday that Branch, who played at Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas, has enrolled at St. John's and that after sitting one season per NCAA transfer rules will have 3 1/2 seasons of eligibility. Branch played in 11 games for the Aggies this season, averaging...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Breakfast Buffet: St. John’s lands key transfer

1. Khem Birch's decision to enroll at UNLV overshadowed the other former top 100 recruit who announced Monday night where he intends to transfer. Ex-Texas A&M point guard Jamal Branch, who averaged 4.2 points and 2.5 assists in 11 games for the Aggies, chose St. John's over Maryland, UCLA, Arizona and Marquette. Branch becomes eligible in mid-December and should...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Touted freshman point guard Jamal Branch to transfer

6′-3″ freshman point guard Jamal Branch of Texas A&M has decided to transfer. Branch, formerly a top-50 recruit in the 2011 class, left the team prior to their Thursday victory over Arkansas Tech. Aggies head coach Billy Kennedy said of the decision,”Jamal Branch and his father decided to look at some other options and transfer [...] Related posts: Touted freshman Khem...
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December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

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