CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The St. John’s Red Storm failed to capture a much sought after NCAA tournament victory as they fell to the San Diego State Aztecs 76-64 Friday evening. The loss marks the official end of the collegiate careers of Sir’Dominic Pointer, D’Angelo Harrison, Phil Greene IV, Jamal Branch, and Joey De La Rosa. Continue reading “Disappointment Follows St. John’s Senior Class”
Since the Big East season is now two weeks old, it felt right to unveil this season’s first tempo-free analysis of the nation’s third-toughest conference. Continue reading “Tempo-Free Big East: Jan. 16 Edition”
It felt like déjà vu in the St. John’s locker room. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Villanova 90, St. John’s 72”
Seton Hall is the youngest team in the Big East, but for roughly two-thirds of today’s game against St. John’s, the Hall appeared to have morphed into their cross-river elders. Largely comprised of underclassmen and newcomers, the Pirates played as if this was their third or fourth conference opener, building a lead that stretched to 11 points with seven or so minutes remaining in the game. Continue reading “Seton Hall 78, St. John’s 67: More Than Isaiah Whitehead”
There are three sides to every story, they say, and there are probably more to most college basketball games we watch over the course of the season. But Tulane’s visit to the Barclays Center was a pretty simple case of not a lot going in favor of the Green Wave, even before they stepped into the NYC limits.
There was surprise, but not shock when St. John’s found itself down 15 at the half Friday night against Saint Mary’s at Carnesecca Arena. After all, it was about time the Jarvis Curse – you know, the one that hasn’t seen the Red Storm win an NCAA Tournament game in 15 years – showed up, skittish Johnnies fans had been dreading its arrival, but after an 8-1 start that included a win at the Carrier Dome over Syracuse, maybe it was in hibernation, at least? Continue reading “St. John’s For Real? Some Signs Pointing That Way”
Bevon Robin was at Madison Square Garden. Not in person, though the former Fordham guard may have caught his Rams take on St. John’s in the stands. What I mean is that the Johnnies’ play, early in the first half of Sunday’s game, was so uninspired that the intra-city match-up had the makings of a classic trap game. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: St. John’s 74, Fordham 53”
Judging by the spate of troubling news that afflicted St. John’s during the preseason, it was only natural to assume the Red Storm would again fail to reach the expectations set for the team since its core entered as freshmen four years ago.
St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan doesn’t speak with media often. Continue reading “Rysheed Jordan’s Summer Workouts Fuel His Sophomore Transformation”
The All-MET award winners have been announced and D’Angelo Harrison of St. John’s is the recipient of this season’s Haggerty Award. The award is given to the best Division I men’s basketball player in the New York City area as voted upon by the media. Full award winners and my personal vote are below.