Steve Lavin says that while center Chris Obekpa’s suspension is “less than ideal,” he still believes the Red Storm has what it takes to overcome the shot blocker’s absence in the NCAA Tournament.
This season has been an emotional roller coaster for St. John’s, with the lows keeping the highs in check. Yet, somehow the Red Storm find themselves back in the tournament for the first time since 2010-11.
LaDontae Henton had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead fourth-seeded Providence to a 74-57 victory over fifth-seeded St. John’s on Thursday in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 20 points, Sir’Dominic Pointer added 19 and St. John’s beat Xavier 58-57 on Monday for its second win over the Musketeers in 10 days.
Sir’Dominic Pointer scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and added three blocks to lead St. John’s to an 85-72 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday.
Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.
Sir’Dominic Pointer scored a pair of consecutive baskets to spark a final rally and D’Angelo Harrison sank a pair of key free throws as St. John’s battled past Marquette 60-57.
The city’s professional basketball teams leave a lot to be desired, but on the college hardwood, St. John’s is once again making people believe.
St. John’s was last ranked in the AP Top 25 on March 14, 2011, holding the No. 18 spot. The program went on to make its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 25 and had 10 rebounds to lead St. John’s to a 72-64 win over DePaul on Sunday.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 15 points to lead St. John’s to a 65-59 victory over Columbia on Saturday at the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival at Barclays Center.
D’Angelo Harrison broke St. John’s three-point record as the Red Storm won 96-87.
Speaking on Thursday night in Midtown, Steve Lavin went into detail about why he feels next season is the time when his basketball team will accelerate things to another level.
The Fighting Irish guards got more aggressive in the second half, penetrating against the Red Storm defense to get their teammates going. It worked. And then some.