JaKarr Sampson scored a career-high 23 points and St. John’s pulled away from Butler in the second half for its sixth consecutive victory, 77-52, at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.
The Red Storm, who dropped the first five games on their Big East slate, have now won seven of their last eight in the conference, and eight of nine overall, to put themselves squarely in the NCAA Tournament picture.
The St. John’s Red Storm found a way to keep Creighton’s Doug McDermott from beating them a second time this season – they didn’t let him shoot for the final 8:40.
JaKarr Sampson, Orlando Sanchez and D’Angelo Harrison each scored 16 points as the Red Storm escaped with a 77-76 victory over Seton Hall on Thursday night.
Bryce Cotton made the biggest defensive play of the game and then the biggest offensive play. What would you expect from a guy who played 50 minutes and nearly had a triple-double?
Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon told reporters this week that he’ll be 100 percent by the time games start in November. Maymon didn’t play last season due to a knee injury, but should instantly become one of the better big men in the SEC.
Steve Lavin is targeting Saint Louis associate head coach Jim Whitesell to fill the vacant position on the St. John’s staff, multiple sources confirmed on Wednesday.
The Knicks, who are stationed in Las Vegas for summer-league play, have expressed interest in the 33-year-old and are reportedly working to set up a meeting between the two parties.
The Los Angeles Lakers have officially amnestied forward Metta World Peace, creating the possibility that the Queens native will come back home to play for the New York Knicks.
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.
Can a team go 8-21 one year and compete for an Atlantic 10 title the next? Absolutely. We’re talking about Rhode Island.
Jordan’s quest to make his alma mater relevant nationally was going to be an arduous task regardless, but now with recent player defections, the Scarlet Knights will have to work just to put together a roster for next season.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
Steve Lavin has only been at the helm of St. John’s basketball for three seasons, but each year of his New York tenure has been marked by dramatic highs and lows that don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.