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Disappointment Follows St. John’s Senior Class

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

Tempo-Free Big East: Jan. 16 Edition

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

Three Thoughts: St. John’s 82, Tulane 57

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.

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Three Thoughts: St. John’s 74, Fordham 53

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

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin (right) has seen his defense take over games often this season.

St. John’s Improbably Impressive Defense

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.

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Final Big East Tempo-Free Metrics and Awards

It has been a weird 2014 Big East season. Exciting and sensational, yes — Creighton and Villanova offensively assaulting their opponents, Doug McDermott’s ascension through the NCAA’s record book, St. John’s 10-3 streak after starting the season 0-5 — but the central theme of the revised conference play has been the inability of any team other than Creighton or Villanova to separate themselves. Continue reading

Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards: Feb. 17

As the season goes on New York City has apparently realized there’s something to play for. St. John’s, Iona, Manhattan, Wagner, Stony Brook, St. Francis Brooklyn, Quinnipiac and more are competing for a league title and competing hard. It makes these weekly awards even more difficult. An excellent problem to have. Continue reading