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Thanks to a four-game winning streak St. John’s is right back in the NCAA picture. The Red Storm improved to 13-7 and 5-3 in the Big East and host DePaul (10-9, 1-5) on Wednesday.
If anyone within the St. John’s community is thinking NCAA Tournament, they have good reason to. The Red Storm has all the pieces to make a run and earn either an at-large bid or the automatic berth by winning the...Read more »
Barring injury, St. John's sophomore guard D'Angelo Harrison should pass the 1,000-point mark for his young career in the next three or four games. He scored 24 Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden to lead the Red Storm's 71-67 win over Seton Hall and push his career total to 940 points.
Harrison said he's not thinking about that benchmark number because he's focused on winning enough...Read more »
Without a doubt, defense and rebounding have been the trademark of Steve Pikiell’s Stony Brook basketball teams, but this season, Pikiell has his deepest and most diverse offense ever. In the Seawolves’ 79-69 victory over Maine on Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Gym, 6-8 starting forward Eric McAlister, who is averaging 4.7 points, demonstrated his potential with a career-high 22 points.
Perhaps...Read more »
Anyone looking for the next Cinderella squad can just keep on looking, because you aren’t likely to find many mid or low majors equipped to make a run.
The Atlantic-10, thanks to the addition of VCU and Butler, could end up with as many as five teams in the NCAA Tournament. But we aren’t going to include the A-10 in this piece because it’s a league that sends multiple teams to the tournament...Read more »
The New York City Metro-area is stacked with NCAA Division I basketball programs, with nine programs combined in New York City and Long Island alone.
Depending on what radius is set, there are at least 20 Division I programs within reasonable driving distance of the New York City.
Several coaches and media members have asked the question: Why not a tournament involving the area teams?
Between...Read more »
Stony Brook is back in first place in the America East. But how long will it last? You can’t afford to take a night off these days no matter who the opponent is.
The America East was put on notice after Maine’s 71-68 home win over Vermont on Tuesday night that any team can lose. Vermont knocked off Stony Brook two days earlier and took over first place in the America East.
On paper,...Read more »
Here were the written words used to describe the shot: "Drexel's Frantz Massenat stepped through two Hofstra defenders, who appeared to have had him trapped in the backcourt, and fired a shot from the far side of half-court. It went through the net just as the buzzer sounded to send Hofstra the toughest loss in a hard year, 55-52, at the Mack Sports Complex Wednesday night." And now here...Read more »
Hofstra coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey admitted her program’s non-conference schedule “was a challenge”, but it may turn out to benefit the team in the end.
The Pride’s resurgence after a 1-7 start was on display during an 83-72 win over conference heavyweight Old Dominion on Sunday. Kilburn-Steveskey was impressed with her team’s resiliency. “I was very proud of my team, especially after...Read more »
There’s a new team at the top as Quinnipiac won its seventh in a row, moving up one place to the top spot. Princeton drops one place to second, while Marist and St. John’s swapped spots. Rutgers held at No. 5, Army stayed at sixth, despite winning two in a row, while Fordham held at seventh. Stony Brook and Fairfield remained at eighth and ninth and Sacred Heart returns to the poll at No. 10. Iona...Read more »
St. John's junior Kieran McArdle was selected the Big East preseason offensive lacrosse player of the year, the conference announced.
McArdle, a graduate of Connetquot High School, had 28 goals and 32 assists last season.
His 60 points were the most since the program was reinstated in 2005. St. John's was selected to finish third in the conference behind Syracuse and Notre Dame....Read more »