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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One impact player leaving early is bad enough, but two? St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin cannot be a happy man right now.
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.
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.