Red Storm Out Of NCAA Tournament

The Selection Committee decided that St. John’s was not good enough for the NCAA tournament. Providence sent the Johnnies to the National Invitational Tournament, beating them 79-74 in the Big East quarterfinal last Thursday at Madison Square Garden. “What I shared with the team is that at this stage, things are in the Selection Committee’s […]

Red Storm On Bubble For NCAA Tourney Bid

The Red Storm took one more step towards a 20-win season and a tournament bid with a 72-64 victory over DePaul at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. St. John’s is on the bubble, and experts are weighing in on the Johnnies’ chances of making the tournament. Still, that is not the focus of the players. […]

St. John’s Takes Down Hoyas

The Red Storm’s first meeting with Georgetown marked the nadir of its season, but the rematch proved to be arguably the most impressive win of the season, beating the Hoyas 82-60. “When a team beats you, as Georgetown did earlier this season, you want to come back and beat them,” head coach Steve Lavin said. […]

Lavin Hits 200 Wins

Steve Lavin often speaks of coaching icons he respects. There is St. John’s legend Lou Carnesecca. And his current assistant Gene Keady, who Lavin calls “Mr. Miyagi.” D’Angelo Harrison’s three-pointer with a little over two minutes remaining, gave St. John’s a 65-63 lead, that they would keep, in what Creighton head coach Greg McDermott called […]

Red Storm Starting To Show Potential

St. John’s is beginning to show its potential, winning four of its last five games following an impressive victory last Saturday against Marquette. The Red Storm are 13-9 overall and 3-6 in Big East play heading into Thursday night’s game at Providence. “They’ve just been on this steady climb since halftime of the Georgetown game,” […]

Red Storm Wins In Brooklyn

St. John’s played in just its fourth game in Brooklyn since 1958, defeating Columbia 65-59 at the Barclays Center on Saturday. The Red Storm won two of three games at Barclays this season, in addition to beating St. Francis last season. Although the university is closely associated with Queens, St. John’s was founded in Brooklyn […]

Red Storm Look To Second Half

In early November, just days before the start of the season, Red Storm Head Coach Steve Lavin said “this is a team, by mid-January, early February, I expect to be clicking and hitting on all cylinders.” The offense arrived as an early holiday present for Lavin, with a 96-87 win over Youngstown State last Saturday. […]

Red Storm Comback Falls Short Vs. Syracuse

St. John’s and Syracuse both claim to be “New York’s Team,” which can happen when two of the NCAA’s all-time winningest teams fight over City bragging rights. “You have two programs with great history and tradition,” said St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin, after his team’s 68-63 loss on Sunday. Despite the loss, Levin stressed […]

Whitesell Returns To Help SJU Hoops Team

By his own admission, Jim Whitesell is getting back to something he has been removed from for several years, as he begins his first season as an assistant for the men’s basketball team at St. John’s and head coach Steve Lavin. “It’s certainly an adjustment,” said Whitesell, after the Red Storm’s 73-57 win over Wagner […]

SJU Hoops Assistant A ‘Rising Star’

As a Cubs fan, Derrick Wrobel describes himself as an “eternal optimist.” The St. John’s men’s basketball assistant to the head coach has reason to feel good about his future when Steve Lavin called him “a rising star in the business.” Wrobel is entering his fourth season on Steve Lavin’s staff, having known Lavin for […]