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Jay Wright’s long-ago advice pays off for St. John’s sparkplug

Jay Wright’s long-ago advice pays off for St. John’s sparkplug

Tariq Owens’ motto is: “Don’t let anyone outwork me.” He prides himself on effort. He admittedly is a “pest” in practice, treating simple workouts like NCAA Tournament games. Lately, the constant energy of St. John’s redshirt sophomore forward isn’t the only attribute standing out. “When he comes in, things change,” Red Storm coach Chris Mullin...
Why the schedule doesn’t get any easier for St. John’s

Why the schedule doesn’t get any easier for St. John’s

Games of the Week St. John’s at Xavier (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.) The Red Storm recently faced two loaded teams — No. 13 Butler and No. 10 Creighton — but a trip to the 16th-ranked Musketeers will be their first shot at a league power on the road. Xavier, which allows just 65.4 points per game,...
St. John’s relying on two stud freshmen in this brutal stretch

St. John’s relying on two stud freshmen in this brutal stretch

Confidence sprouted quickly at St. John’s, spreading rapidly after its record-setting blowout win at Syracuse. It peaked with a win over No. 13 Butler, and traveled with them to a victory at DePaul. Now, one of the toughest stretches of the Red Storm’s season threatens to damage the progress Chris Mullin’s young team has made....
New York Post Jan 2, 2017
St. John’s surges atop Big East standings after dropping DePaul

St. John’s surges atop Big East standings after dropping DePaul

ROSEMONT, Ill. — After recording its first win against a ranked opponent in three years on Thursday night, St. John’s made it three wins in a row Sunday as four players scored in double-figures to push the Red Storm past DePaul 79-73. Marcus Lovett Jr. scored 22 points as the Johnnies started 2-0 in Big...
New York Post Dec 30, 2016
‘Guys crying’ in college hoops team’s airplane nightmare

‘Guys crying’ in college hoops team’s airplane nightmare

The 13th-ranked Butler Bulldogs were upset by the St. John’s Red Storm, 76-73, on Thursday night, and then they got a serious scare during their flight back to Indianapolis. “Our plane experienced some cabin pressure issues this evening,” Butler basketball tweeted. “We were diverted and have landed safely in Pittsburgh. All is well.” Apparently, things...

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