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Hofstra: The Pride (3-7) has had a rough go of it lately, particularly on offense. The Pride has failed to reach the 60-point plateau in four of its last five games. Mo Cassara’s crew remedied that a bit on Saturday with its 88-84 loss at LIU. The loss still hurts, but Hofstra did find a new weapon. Penn State Taran Buie scored 29 in the loss. It was the fifth straight game the sophomore guard has...Read more »
In the latest “Where Are They Now” segment we’ll focus on a couple of former local area coaches who moved on after last season. Jim Ferry, who led LIU to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, is coaching at Duquesne, while Kim Barnes Arico, who built St. John’s into a perennial tournament team, is currently running the show at Michigan.
On Jim Ferry: Off the court, Jim Ferry loved what...Read more »
If there was one cautionary note about St. John’s season-opening 77-74 win over Detroit Tuesday afternoon at Carnesecca Arena, it was that the rotation looked suspiciously like last season’s undermanned edition. Coach Steve Lavin used only seven players, one more than the six scholarship players who battled the numbers game during a 13-19 slog a year ago.
The returnees included leading scorer...Read more »
St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin added Darrick Martin to his coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Martin played for Lavin at UCLA in 1991-92 when Lavin was an assistant. Martin, a point guard, played 13 seasons in the NBA for seven teams. Martin spent the past two season with the Minnesota Timberwolves as an assistant coach and player development specialist.
Lavin also announced that...Read more »