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Sources: Obekpa may stay at St. John’s

Chris Obekpa’s departure isn’t the sure thing it was seen as weeks ago, when the Nigerian forward received his release to transfer. There is a chance the 6-foot-9 sophomore shot-blocking specialist could remain at St. John’s, sources said. If fences are able to be mended after Obekpa’s initial decision to leave the program — which has been a possibility all along, a source...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss means no margin of error for St. John’s

This is when you know the night hasn’t gone as well as you had hoped on your home floor: from 40 rows up, as the final seconds ticked away, you could hear St. John’s players congratulate Xavier players. You could hear the high fives on the Musketeers bench. And you certainly could hear the final buzzer as it groaned like an angry foghorn, chasing the remnants of 6,707 to their...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s recruiting effort boosted by successful season

St. John’s success over the last month has spread past the court, where the Johnnies have won nine of their past 10 games to play their way into the NCAA Tournament picture. St. John’s recruiting profile has increased as well, in terms of the visibility of its coaches at high school events to the number of top recruits who have attended games as visitors. Christ the King senior...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s rewind: Dominant second half ends losing streak

The losing streak ended Saturday night with a dominant second half performance. St. John’s got 16 points from Phil Greene IV and a fine all-around effort from Orlando Sanchez, eight points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, in its 69-55 victory over Dartmouth, the Red Storm’s first win in 22 days. Despite the feel-good victory, St. John’s plummeted even further in the Big East...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's snaps skid, defeats Dartmouth 69-55

Phil Greene IV scored 16 points, including a career-best four 3-pointers, to lead St. John's to a 69-55 win over Dartmouth on Saturday night. JaKarr Sampson added 13 for the Red Storm, who snapped a five-game losing streak with the win. The final regular season non-conference game for both squads was a close contest throughout the first half. St. John's took a 38-34 lead...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s still finding its chemistry, but Red Storm confident wins are on the horizon

It's all right there for them. All St. John's needs to do is start winning. The Red Storm is fourth-year coach Steve Lavin's most-talented team from top to bottom so it's no surprise that the season began with great expectations. "This is the year," Phil Greene said in October. And since then it would be hard to describe the Johnnies as having done anything...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting St. John's beats Youngstown St. 96-87

D'Angelo Harrison became St. John's all-time leader in made 3-pointers and finished with 29 points to lead the Red Storm to a 96-87 win over Youngstown State on Saturday. Phil Greene IV added 17 points, while JaKarr Sampson and Sir'Dominic Pointer each added 16 for the Red Storm (8-3), who have won four of their last five. St. John's made 8 of 12 3-pointers, and...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 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...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State outlasts St John's 89-82 in OT

Tim Frazier scored six of his game-high 29 points in overtime to lead Penn State to an 89-82 win over St. John's in the second game of the Barclays Center Classic Friday night. D.J. Newbill had 25 points, and Ross Travis and Brandon Taylor each had 10 points for Penn State, which improved to 6-1. The Nittany Lions will play Mississippi in the championship game of the two-day...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's had 15 blocks, beats Longwood 65-47

D'Angelo Harrison scored 18 points as St. John's tied a school record with 15 blocks and pulled away late in the second half for a 65-47 victory over Longwood Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. Sir' Dominic Pointer added 11 points for St. John's (4-1), which shot 37.3 percent (22-of-59) and made 3 of 19 from 3-point range. Phil Greene IV chipped in eight points while...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Greene IV's 22 leads St John's past Monmouth 64-54

Phil Greene IV scored a game-high 22 points to help St John's hold off Monmouth 64-54 Friday night. D'Angelo Harrison added 15 and Jakarr Sampson chipped in with 14 for St. John's. Monmouth was led by Justin Robinson's 15 points. The Red Storm (3-1) did manage to build a 34-28 lead early in the second half after a three-ball by Harrison. Monmouth (1-3) countered...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Storm find their range just in time to get past Bucknell

St. John's didn't solve its long-range shooting woes, but the Red Storm did cause some problems for Bucknell. Phil Greene IV scored 16 points, including some rare 3-pointers for St. John's, and the Red Storm beat Bucknell 67-63 on Tuesday night. ''I've got to hit some shots. I have to be aggressive. I didn't want to shy away,'' Greene said. ...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's beats Bucknell 67-63

Phil Greene IV scored 16 points, including some rare 3-pointers for St. John's, and the Red Storm beat Bucknell 67-63 on Tuesday night. The Red Storm (2-1) came into the game having made two of 23 3-point attempts and that included missing all 10 in a win over Wagner last Friday. Things didn't start out so well against the Bison (2-2) either as St. John's went 1 of 8...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Taking Europe by Red Storm

The redemption of St. John's University basketball began more than 3,600 miles away from home, on the other side of the ocean and in a place that in every way is the opposite of Madison Square Garden, that gritty, magical arena where the Red Storm play most home games. A couple blocks from the River Seine on a lazy Parisian summer night, St. John's players filed off the...
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October 24, 2013  |  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...
Via The Sports Bank
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's 2 players short in Europe

Highly regarded freshman recruit Rysheed Jordan and returning starter Phil Greene likely will not play for St. John's in its five-game trip to Europe. Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Thursday that Jordan, a 6-foot-4 guard who averaged 24.8 points and 6.1 rebounds as a senior for Philadelphia's Roberts Vaux High School, will likely not play because of back spasms. Greene...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

2 not likely to play for St. John's in Europe

Highly regarded freshman recruit Rysheed Jordan and returning starter Phil Greene will likely not play for St. John's in its five-game trip to Europe. Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Thursday that Jordan, a 6-foot-4 guard who averaged 24.8 points and 6.1 rebounds as a senior for Philadelphia's Roberts Vaux H.S., will likely not play because of back spasms. Greene, who started...
Via Fox Sports
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NY State of Mind: 5 Star Recruit Jordan Picks St. John's

by Josh Adams Managing Editor @NCAAhoopsdigest  Rysheed Jordan/philly.com "Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do"- New York State of Mind (Jay Z) With a love for New York City and for his new teammates at St. John's University, 5 star recruit Rysheed Jordan is heading to Queens as he selected the Johnnies as his school...
Via College Hoops Digest
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden Eagles grab share of title

Marquette has the big trophy every school wants. That one was from the 1977 NCAA championship. There's a new one to add. It was official Saturday when the 15th-ranked Golden Eagles beat St. John's 69-67 in overtime to win a share of the Big East regular-season title. It was Marquette's first championship in the Big East since joining the conference in 2005-06. The fact...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's 71, Seton Hall 67

St. John's coach Steve Lavin called a timeout when the Red Storm's 16-point lead over Seton Hall had been cut one with 4:21 to play. He was surprised with what he saw. ''The kids looked despondent. They looked like we just lost the game or were down 25,'' he said. ''I said, `Fellas, this is the Big East. I would have liked to see the lead go to 25...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

St. John's wins 4th straight

St. John's coach Steve Lavin called a timeout when the Red Storm's 16-point lead over Seton Hall had been cut one with 4:21 to play. He was surprised with what he saw. ''The kids looked despondent. They looked like we just lost the game or were down 25,'' he said. ''I said, `Fellas, this is the Big East. I would have liked to see the lead go to 25...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Villanova 98, St. John's 86

Ryan Arcidiacono scored 32 points and JayVaughn Pinkston had 26 to lead Villanova to 98-86 overtime win over St. John's on Wednesday night. Darrun Hilliard was clutch down the stretch and into OT for the Wildcats (10-4, 1-0) in their Big East opener. Hilliard's three free throws tied the game late in regulation. He made the go-ahead free throws and followed with a layup...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 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

St. John's 89, South Carolina 65

D'Angelo Harrison broke the 20-point mark for the sixth time in seven games this season, finishing with 26 and St. John's beat South Carolina 89-65 on Thursday night in the SEC-Big East Challenge. The Red Storm (5-2) led 38-26 at halftime and pulled away over the final 10 minutes, leading by as many as 28 points in the final minutes. Amir Garrett had 15 points and 11 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

St. John's cruises by South Carolina 89-65

D'Angelo Harrison broke the 20-point mark for the sixth time in seven games this season, finishing with 26 and St. John's beat South Carolina 89-65 on Thursday night in the SEC-Big East Challenge. The Red Storm (5-2) led 38-26 at halftime and pulled away over the final 10 minutes, leading by as many as 28 points in the final minutes. Amir Garrett had 15 points and 11 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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