Off Big Week, St. John's Re-Enters AP Top 25 Basketball Poll At No. 24St. 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.
Report: Obekpa Granted Release, Expected To Transfer From St. John'sOne impact player leaving early is bad enough, but two? St. John's head coach Steve Lavin cannot be a happy man right now.
JaKarr Sampson Leaving St. John's For NBA DraftRed 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.
Furious Rally Not Enough To Keep St. John's From Brutal DefeatJosh 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.
Realigned Big East Hoping For Same Old Buzz At Conference TourneyThis 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.
Report: St. John's, Lavin Talking About A 6-Year ExtensionThe 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.
St. John's Boosts Case For Tourney With 82-60 Win Over GeorgetownThe 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.
Excitement Building At St. John's As Dawn Of Rysheed Jordan Era NearsAt 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.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Maymon On The Mend & MoreTennessee 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.
Rothstein: Steve Lavin Targeting Saint Louis' WhitesellSteve 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.
Rothstein: Lavin, St. John's Looking To Take Next StepSpeaking 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.
Rothstein: 5 Teams That Will Rise During The 2013-14 College Basketball SeasonCan a team go 8-21 one year and compete for an Atlantic 10 title the next? Absolutely. We're talking about Rhode Island.
Riding The Storm: Lavin High On St. John's After Personal Struggles, Hoops UpheavalSteve 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.
St. John's Thinking NIT Bid Following Loss To Villanova In Big East TournamentMouphtaou 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.
B&C Morning Show: Steve Lavin Is Focused On The Task At Hand