St. John’s basketball
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.
Freshman JaKarr Sampson had 21 points and seven rebounds and St. John’s won its third straight with a 72-60 victory over Rutgers Wednesday night.
JaKarr Sampson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half and St. John’s handed No. 20 Notre Dame its second straight loss, 67-63 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
Myles Mack scored 13 points, including making two free throws with 32 seconds to play, and Rutgers beat St. John’s 58-56 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Jeremy Atkinson scored a career-high 31 points, 13 in UNC Asheville’s game-turning 23-4 run, and pulled down nine rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 72-65 victory over St. John’s on Friday night.
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.