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Operating without departed Moe Harkless to relieve the defensive pressure this season, St. John’s leading scorer D’Angelo Harrison has struggled mightily in a couple of big spots. On Feb. 2 in Washington, Harrison recorded the first 0-fer of his collegiate career with a 0-for-9 shooting performance at Georgetown, and he came close on Sunday in St. John’s 63-47 loss to Pitt in which he made just...Read more »
St. John’s coach Steve Lavin playfully took issue with the notion that his emotional outburst during the Red Storm’s recent win over South Florida was something out of the ordinary. Guard D’Angelo Harrison described it as “blowing a gasket,” but Lavin said that was one of a series of blown gaskets and added that he’s probably broken five clipboards this season.
“All along the line, gaskets...Read more »
On the surface, St. John’s did what it had to do in dispatching South Florida, 69-54, Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena. If the Red Storm wanted to have any chance of receiving an NCAA bid, it had to win the most winnable game left on its regular-season schedule against the worst team in the Big East.
It wasn’t pretty in the second half. After taking a 22-point lead, the Red Storm (16-10,...Read more »
St. John’s three-guard offense essentially was reduced to a one-guard offense by Georgetown in its 68-56 victory over the Red Storm on Saturday afternoon at Washington’s Verizon Center. D’Angelo Harrison was held to a career-low two points, and Jamal Branch suffered a left knee sprain with just over 17 minutes to go after scoring only two points, leaving only Phil Greene among the starting backcourt...Read more »
Steve Lavin’s dream of having Moe Harkless and JaKarr Sampson together on the floor at Carnesecca Arena finally came true Tuesday afternoon. The only problem is that, while freshman Sampson was practicing, Harkless was just dropping in for a visit while in the area with the Orlando Magic.
St. John’s first “one-and-done” player was drafted 15th by Philadelphia last spring and then traded in...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 »
St. John’s coach Steve Lavin was smiling and mild-mannered following a 67-51 loss to Georgetown in which the Hoyas led by as much as 26 points Saturday at Madison Square Garden. He didn’t air out the locker room after the game or chew out his players during the game for their failure to bring a top effort against a Georgetown team they knew would be desperate for its first Big East win after...Read more »
On media day, St. John’s coach Steve Lavin said leading scorer D’Angelo Harrison was going to be his point guard because good things happen when you put the ball in his hands. But when the Red Storm opened Big East play Wednesday night at Villanova’s Pavilion, Lavin inserted transfer Jamal Branch as the starter at the point in a three-guard lineup with Harrison and Phil Greene.
The results...Read more »
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 »
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 »