St. John’s basketball
The Red Storm got a scare last week, but it ended up benefiting them in a big way.
St. John’s picked up where it left off following its big win at Syracuse on Dec. 6, beating Fairleigh Dickinson 74-52 on Wednesday and then taking out city rival Fordham, 74-53 on Sunday at the MSG Holiday Festival on Sunday.
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.
If you don’t know who Keith Thomas is, you will soon. He’s a rebounding machine who is heading to St. John’s.
One impact player leaving early is bad enough, but two? St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin cannot be a happy man right now.
Josh Fortune scored a career-high 24 points and Providence advanced to the Big East tournament semifinals for the first time in 17 years by hanging on for a 79-74 victory over St. John’s on Thursday.
The St. John’s men’s basketball program is quietly getting back to being what it once was. Steve Lavin deserves most of the credit. The school seems to agree as the sides are negotiating a new six-year extension.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 25 and had 10 rebounds to lead St. John’s to a 72-64 win over DePaul on Sunday.
Tim Frazier scored 10 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’Angelo Harrison scored 25 points and St. John’s overcame a bad-shooting second half to beat Wagner 73-57 on Friday night, the Red Storm’s 10th straight home-opening win.
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.
Mouphtaou Yarou made his first seven shots and scored 18 points, sending Villanova to a 66-53 victory over St. John’s in the second round of the Big East tournament Wednesday night.
JaKarr Sampson had 18 points to lead St. John’s to a 71-65 victory over Connecticut on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm’s sixth win in seven games.
Freshman JaKarr Sampson scored six of his 13 points in overtime and St. John’s extended its winning streak to five games with a 79-74 victory over DePaul on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena.
Moe Harkless is used to winning games in New York City — but that wasn’t the case Monday night.