March 10, 2016
Wednesday through Saturday, Madison Square Garden, New York. Defending champion: Villanova Wednesday, first round (8) Georgetown vs. (9) DePaul, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1) (7) Marquette vs. St. John's, 9:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1) Thursday, quarterfinals (1)Villanova vs. Georgetown-DePaul winner, noon (Fox Sports 1) (4) Providence vs. (5) Butler, 2:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1) (2) Xavier vs. Marquette-St. John's winner, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1) (3) Seton Hall vs. (6)
February 15, 2016 |
After Villanova's Daniel Ochefu suffered a concussion in practice on Jan. 29, he didn't do anything on a basketball court for nine days and missed three games during that time. He returned to the lineup last Tuesday night following one practice after being cleared by doctors. But in his initial two games back, it's as if Ochefu never missed any time at all. On Saturday night, he established a career high with 25 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lift the top-ranked Wildcats to a 73-63 victory over pesky St. John's before a crowd of 18,052 at the Wells Fargo Center.
February 5, 2016 |
Trevon Bluiett had his fifth double-double of the season, and No. 6 Xavier overcame poor shooting and beat St. John's, 90-83, in Cincinati on Wednesday night, the Red Storm's 13th straight loss. Bluiett had 15 points and 13 rebounds as Xavier (20-2, 8-2 Big East) got its 20th win faster than any team in school history. St. John's (7-16, 0-10) hasn't won since Dec. 13. Iowa 73, Penn State 49 - Jarrod Uthoff scored 14 points and Adam Woodbury had a career-high 15 rebounds to help the No. 5 Hawkeyes roll past the Nittany Lions in Iowa City.
February 2, 2016 |
NEW YORK - With Villanova throwing the ball all over Madison Square Garden, and without Daniel Ochefu rebounding and clogging up the middle defensively, the Wildcats looked like anything but the sixth-ranked team in the nation Sunday in the first half against spirited St. John's. The Cats, however, shot the ball much better in the second half, connecting on exactly 50 percent of their shots, and dominated the backboards in the absence of Ochefu to capture a 68-53 Big East victory over the Red Storm before a crowd of 12,713.
June 7, 2015 |
St. John's announced Friday that Rysheed Jordan, who starred at Vaux High School and played two seasons for the Red Storm, has decided to pursue a professional basketball career. Jordan is ineligible for the NBA draft, so he will not be allowed to play in the league next season. But he is eligible to play in the NBA Development League or in another country's professional league. The 6-foot-4 guard and Philadelphia native averaged 12 points and three assists in 60 career games. "Playing professional basketball has always been a goal of mine.
May 26, 2015 |
Former Roberts Vaux High basketball standout Rysheed Jordan could be ruled academically ineligible to play for St. John's this fall, according to a report by the New York Daily News. The 6-foot-4 guard would be the team's leading returning scorer if he comes back for his junior season. He averaged 14.1 points and a team-high 3.1 assists last season. According to the report, there is a chance that Jordan will not return to the team at all, although he is expected to meet with new St. John's coach Chris Mullin soon.
April 2, 2015 |
The T-shirt. When he was playing college ball in the early 1980s, Chris Mullin always wore that T-shirt underneath his St. John's tank top. Jay Wright had never seen anyone do that before. It was one of the first things Wright thought of when he learned this week that St. John's would hire Mullin as its new head coach, that a former Big East power had reached into its past to try to revitalize its present. Wright, Villanova's head coach, was still a student at Bucknell University then, often making the 150-mile drive from Lewisburg, Pa., to 'Nova's campus to see his girlfriend, Patty Reilly, who is now his wife.
March 31, 2015 |
Former all-American Chris Mullin has been offered the head coaching job at his alma mater, St. John's, ESPN reported Sunday. The Red Storm and coach Steve Lavin parted ways on Friday. Lavin coached five seasons at St. John's, where the Red Storm made two NCAA tournament appearances. Mullin was drafted seventh overall in 1985 by Golden State and played in the NBA from 1985-2001 for the Warriors and the Indiana Pacers. He has also been a member of the front office for both the Sacramento Kings and the Warriors following his retirement.
March 12, 2015 |
ON SATURDAY afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, after fourth-ranked Villanova had turned a 10-point deficit into a 37-point win in the final 27 1/2 minutes against St. John's, Red Storm coach Steve Lavin paid Wildcat Ryan Arcidiacono maybe the ultimate compliment a point guard can get. He compared what the 6-3 junior does for the Wildcats to the impact Bobby Hurley had on the great Duke teams of the early 1990s. Hurley is the NCAA's all-time assists leader, and was the Most Oustanding Player in the 1992 Final Four.
March 10, 2015 |
HOW GOOD was Villanova on Saturday at the overflowing Wells Fargo Center against St. John's? In the final game of the best regular season in school history, the Wildcats played what had to be the best stretch of basketball by any team anywhere in 2014-15. 'Nova actually trailed St. John's 35-25 after a ridiculous dunk by Vaux High's Rysheed Jordan. Over the next 27 1/2 minutes, the Wildcats outscored the Red Storm, 80-33, and committed zero turnovers. They won, 105-68. St. John's (21-10, 10-8 Big East)