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St. John’s Chris Obekpa, top, and Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova battle for a loose ball during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Report: Obekpa Granted Release, Expected To Transfer From 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.

04/03/2014

JaKarr Sampson #14 of the St. John's Red Storm dunks against the Marquette Golden Eagles at Madison Square Garden on February 1, 2014. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

JaKarr Sampson Leaving St. John’s For NBA Draft

Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Monday that the 6-foot-9 Sampson has not hired an agent but is in the process. The early entry deadline is April 27.

03/25/2014

Providence’s Bryce Cotton passes the ball as St. John’s Phil Greene IV defends during the teams’ Big East Tournament quarterfinal meeting on March 13, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Furious Rally Not Enough To Keep St. John’s From Brutal Defeat

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.

03/14/2014

St. John's takes on Villanova during the 2013 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Realigned Big East Hoping For Same Old Buzz At Conference Tourney

This week we find out if the new-look league can drum up the interest of the “old” Big East. The tournament starts Wednesday with first-round games between Seton Hall and Butler and Georgetown and DePaul.

03/12/2014

Head coach Steve Lavin of the St. John's Red Storm high fives D'Angelo Harrison. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Report: St. John’s, Lavin Talking About A 6-Year Extension

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.

03/07/2014

Rysheed Jordan (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

St. John’s Boosts Case For Tourney With 82-60 Win Over Georgetown

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.

02/17/2014

FILE-- St. John's JaKarr Sampson (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Excitement Building At St. John’s As Dawn Of Rysheed Jordan Era Nears

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.

10/10/2013

Jeronne Maymon (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Maymon On The Mend & More

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.

08/30/2013

Steve Lavin

Rothstein: Steve Lavin Targeting Saint Louis’ Whitesell

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.

07/31/2013

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Rothstein: Lavin, St. John’s Looking To Take Next Step

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.

05/10/2013

Head coach Dan Hurley of the Rhode Island Rams. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Rothstein: 5 Teams That Will Rise During The 2013-14 College Basketball Season

Can a team go 8-21 one year and compete for an Atlantic 10 title the next? Absolutely. We’re talking about Rhode Island.

04/23/2013

Steve Lavin

Riding The Storm: Lavin High On St. John’s After Personal Struggles, Hoops Upheaval

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.

03/15/2013

St. John’s Chris Obekpa, left, and Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono battle for the ball during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

St. John’s Thinking NIT Bid Following Loss To Villanova In Big East Tournament

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.

03/13/2013

(Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

B&C Morning Show: Steve Lavin Is Focused On The Task At Hand

St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin joined Boomer and Craig on Friday, the eve of the Red Storm’s regular season finale against Marquette. That game is Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden… Right Click Here […]

WFAN–03/08/2013

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Punches Thrown In St. John’s 66-40 Loss To Notre Dame

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.

03/06/2013

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