Steve Lavin

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin reacts against the San Diego State Aztecs during the NCAA Tournament on March 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

Steve Lavin’s Future With St. John’s Up In Air After Early NCAA Exit

Is St. John’s leaning toward a split with head coach Steve Lavin, or is he on the verge of a contract extension? That depends on where you get your news.

03/25/2015

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin speaks to Rysheed Jordan and Sir'Dominic Pointer at Madison Square Garden on November 26, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

St. John’s Certain It Can Survive And Advance Without Obekpa

Steve Lavin says that while center Chris Obekpa’s suspension is “less than ideal,” he still believes the Red Storm has what it takes to overcome the shot blocker’s absence in the NCAA Tournament.

03/20/2015

St. John’s forward Sir’Dominic Pointer (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

For St. John’s Seniors, Road To NCAA Tournament Has Been Long And Perilous

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.

03/17/2015

Phil Greene IV, Rysheed Jordan, Chris Obekpa and Sir'Dominic Pointer of the St. John's Red Storm talk during the second half of a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on December 6, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

St. John’s Facing Tough Road In Tournament Without Suspended Obekpa

St. John’s has suspended junior center Chris Obekpa for two weeks for a violation of team rules. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Red Storm.

03/16/2015

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin, second from right, huddles with his players during the second half of their Big East Tournament quarterfinal game against Providence on March 12, 2015, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

St. John’s Lavin Admits ‘I’m A Poor Conference Tournament Coach’

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.

03/13/2015

Providence’s LaDontae Henton, left, battles Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's for a loose ball during the first half of their Big East Tournament quarterfinal game at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

St. John’s Crashes Out Of Big East Tourney In Embarrassing Fashion

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.

03/13/2015

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils directs his players in the first half of the game against St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 25, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Duke Imposes Its Will In Second Half, Beats St. John’s For Coach K’s 1,000th Victory

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.

01/26/2015

St. John’s guard Phil Greene IV (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Sloppy St. John’s Takes A Beating From Seton Hall In Big East Opener

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.

12/31/2014

FILE -- St. John’s players Phil Greene IV, left, Rysheed Jordan, second from left, Chris Obekpa, second from right, and Sir'Dominic Pointer talk during the second half of their win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Pointer Powers St. John’s Up 2 More Spots To No. 15 In AP Top 25 Poll

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.

12/29/2014

D'Angelo Harrison, left, and Sir'Dominic Pointer of the St. John's Red Storm react to a play against the Syracuse Orange during the first half at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2014 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Come-From-Behind Win Propels St. John’s To No. 17 In Latest AP Top 25 Poll

The Red Storm got a scare last week, but it ended up benefiting them in a big way.

12/22/2014

FILE -- St. John’s players Phil Greene IV, left, Rysheed Jordan, second from left, Chris Obekpa, second from right, and Sir'Dominic Pointer talk during the second half of their win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

St. John’s Keeps Rolling Along, Shoots Up To No. 20 In Latest AP Top 25 Poll

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.

12/15/2014

St. John’s Chris Obekpa celebrates during the Red Storm’s 69-57 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2014 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Off Big Week, St. John’s Re-Enters AP Top 25 Basketball Poll At No. 24

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.

12/08/2014

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

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