St. John’s basketball
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.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday following yet another early exit from the Big East Tournament, St. John’s head coach surprised many by admitting he’s not at his best when his team needs him to be.
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.
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.
Kellen Dunham scored a season-high 28 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer with just more than 2 minutes left that helped Butler hold off No. 15 St. John’s 73-69 on Saturday.
Sterling Gibbs knows there’s a long way to go, and that’s why the Seton Hall guard didn’t want to get too excited after his near-flawless performance against No. 15 St. John’s.
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.
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.