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Shamorie Ponds’ eruption saves St. John’s from further disgrace

Shamorie Ponds’ eruption saves St. John’s from further disgrace

How much trouble could St. John’s face with the absence of leading-scorer Marcus LoVett? Only as much as Shamorie Ponds allows. With LoVett sitting on the sideline and wearing a walking boot on his sprained right ankle, Ponds put on the biggest performance of his young career and saved the Red Storm from suffering a...
St. John’s vows it won’t make same mistake as in ugliest loss

St. John’s vows it won’t make same mistake as in ugliest loss

The scar is still fresh. This time, St. John’s knows simply showing up will not suffice. After snapping a five-game losing streak with a blowout win at Tulane, the Red Storm (3-5) return to Carnesecca Arena on Monday night — for the first time since last week’s stunning upset loss to Delaware State — to...
St. John’s hits rock bottom of the Chris Mullin era

St. John’s hits rock bottom of the Chris Mullin era

In Chris Mullin’s first season as coach at St. John’s, tip-off times were usually appointments for embarrassment. The Red Storm failed to win double-digit games for the first time in 11 years. They amassed a school-record 16-game losing streak and finished with their worst record in the Big East, ending with their second-worst win percentage...

The big reason St. John’s early promise has faded so quickly

St. John’s left Carnesecca Arena two weeks ago with quickly rising confidence, showcasing far more talent and readiness than last season, along with greater potential than seemed possible before the season started. But Tuesday night, the Red Storm return to Queens looking little like the team that crafted back-to-back blowout wins to start the season,...
New York Post Nov 26, 2016

St. John’s takes ‘step back,’ finishes winless in Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Call them beach bums. St. John’s left the Bahamas without a win in three tries as Ahmad Caver scored 15 points to help Old Dominion hold off the Red Storm 63-55 on Friday night in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Marcus LoVett scored 16 points to lead the...
New York Post Nov 24, 2016

Cold-shooting St. John’s blows double-digit lead in loss

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — The struggle continues for the St. John’s offense. After making their first eight shots to start the game, the Red Storm shot an anemic 41 percent in a 75-69 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation bracket. “There’s going to be different runs throughout the...

St. John’s, Chris Mullin relish chance to take on Top 25 team

Chris Mullin said he is confident St. John’s will be seen differently in the future, certain there will be a time when opponents again circle the Red Storm on their schedules. Already, the team has far more talent than last season, and soon, experience will catch up, but the second-year coach said he knows his...
New York Post Nov 18, 2016

St. John’s upset bid falls just short in loss to Minnesota

Marcus LoVett, St. John’s new addition, continued to live up to much of the hype, but he and the Red Storm were outdone by another budding freshman star. Amir Coffey scored 30 points on just 14 shots to lead Minnesota to a 92-86 on Friday night in Minneapolis as part of the Big East/Big Ten...

Has St. John’s really improved? We’re about to find out

St. John’s did everything its fans could have wanted through the first two games of the season, easily beating its two low-major opponents — Bethune-Cookman and Binghamton. Already, there is a sense the Red Storm could be even better than projected — picked eighth in the Big East’s preseason poll — but early optimism also...

Chris Mullin sums up Malik Ellison’s improvement in two words

St. John’s upgraded roster has left a lot of visitors raving about the program’s new players. There is dazzling point guard Marcus LoVett Jr., intriguing German sharpshooter Richard Freudenberg, physical forward Bashir Ahmed and smooth freshman Shamorie Ponds. And then there is Malik Ellison. He was with the Red Storm last year, yet those who...

After not starting, Marcus LoVett Jr. dominates in St. John’s win

For months, there was talk about how different the St. John’s roster was, how much better the Red Storm’s brand of basketball would be and how much more talent there was within the program, from the perimeter to the paint to the wing. But, still, it was just talk. Everyone looks good in the summer....

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