Author Archives: Matt Giles

34 Teams in 34 Days: St. John’s

St. John’s

Outlook: A mix of talented transfers and the offensive evolution of Shamorie Ponds should be enough to propel the Red Storm to their first NCAA tournament since 2015, but will an inexperienced defense waylay Chris Mullin’s squad? Continue reading

Xavier 74, St. John’s 66: Three Thoughts

Four minutes remained during last night’s Xavier-St. John’s game, and for the first time, the upset the Red Storm had threatened to engineer was ready to become reality. The Musketeers, ranked tenth-nationally, had teetered throughout the Big East tilt, a combination of sloppy ball-handling, interior malaise, and plain being outworked by the Johnnies. Up one, Chris Mullin’s squad looked poised for its second upset of the season. Continue reading

Chris Mullin Returns To Coach St. John’s

Chris Mullin, who left an indelible mark on the St. John’s basketball program just over three decades ago, quickly became the darling of the New York media in a different way this past weekend. Continue reading