NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBA player and assistant coach Paul Pressey will be a special assistant to St. John's basketball coach Mike Anderson, his former teammate at Tulsa.
‘From the heart’: Mullin’s decision to leave St. John’s
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin felt in his heart it was time to leave St. John's.
He stepped down this month after four years as coach at the school where he starred in the 1980s.
St. John’s hires Mike Anderson as basketball coach
NEW YORK (AP) — After a meandering search, St. John's finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach.
Anderson was hired Friday by the Red Storm after getting fired at Arkansas...
Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser says he is staying
CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser says he plans to stay at the school after he reportedly talked to St. John's about its job.
Arizona State working on contract extension with Hurley
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State and basketball coach Bobby Hurley are working on a contract extension to keep him in the desert.
Hurley made the announcement on Twitter Thursday, thanking...
NEW YORK (AP) — For a second time in the storied history of St. John's basketball, the Chris Mullin era is over.
The school's greatest player resigned as coach Tuesday after four years on...
St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds to enter NBA draft
NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds will skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft.
The school announced Friday that Ponds intends to hire an agent. He'll leave as the...
Figueroa lifts St. John’s to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova
NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova.
Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the first win for the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden against Villanova in 17 years, and they accomplished the feat in front of an energetic sellout crowd of nearly 20,000 fans.
With Ponds out, No. 24 St. John’s loses 79-71 to DePaul
NEW YORK (AP) — With star guard Shamorie Ponds watching from the sideline for No. 24 St. John's, it was DePaul forward Femi Olujobi who turned Carnesecca Arena into his house for one night.
Olujobi had a season-high 27 points and eight rebounds in a fantastic New York homecoming, and DePaul beat the short-handed Red Storm 79-71 on Saturday for its first win over a ranked team in almost three years.
Booth rallies champion Wildcats past No. 24 St. John’s
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Collin Gillespie snagged the final rebound and hugged the basketball as a couple of St. John's players took some last-gasp swipes at knocking it loose. Gillespie wasn't letting go and — after a sluggish start — Villanova just may be tightening its grip as the team to beat in the Big East.
St. John's coach Chris Mullin stripped his suit down to a white T-shirt at his news conference and conceded the path to a Big East crown still goes through the national champions.
St. John’s rallies from 16 down, tops Georgia Tech 76-73
MIAMI (AP) — Saturday marked the 28th anniversary of one of St. John's coach Chris Mullin's greatest NBA games: He didn't miss a single shot in a game at Miami, going a perfect 11 for 11 from the field and 5 for 5 from the foul line to help Golden State win.
Clearly, something about December 1, Mullin and Miami just works.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean O'Mara put an exclamation point on Xavier's runaway victory with a two-handed jam in the final seconds and Paul Scruggs cupped a hand to his right ear as the school band played the team off a winner.
NEW YORK Round three of the Patrick Ewing-Chris Mullin coaching rivalry went a lot like rounds one and two: Most of Wednesday's game was a close, back-and-forth affair.
Unlike the first two rounds, the third installment went in favor of St. John's, not Georgetown.
St. John’s tops Nova, first win over No. 1 team since ’85
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — St. John's watched a desperation heave clang off the rim and players broke into wide smiles and raised their arms in triumph. The Red Storm ran toward their reserves for joyous, leaping chest bumps that the program waited more than three decades to bust out for such an occasion.
Winless and woeful no more, the Red Storm are abruptly toppling Final Four contenders.
St. John’s stuns No. 4 Duke 81-77 to snap 11-game skid
NEW YORK (AP) — That's two losses in three games for No. 4 Duke — and this one to a team that hadn't won since Christmas.
No wonder coach Mike Krzyzewski called it a "disgusting" performance.
Shamorie Ponds scored 33 points and St. John's stunned the Blue Devils 81-77 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, snapping an 11-game losing streak and handing a suddenly suspect Duke squad its second defeat in eight days.
Derrickson’s 27 carries Georgetown past St. John’s in 2OT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcus Derrickson scored a career-high 27 points, 16 in the two overtime periods, Jagan Mosely made two free throws with 1.5 seconds left, and Georgetown escaped with a 93-89 victory on Saturday and a season sweep of St. John's.
In a game overshadowed by Hall of Fame rivals coaching their alma maters, Derrickson gave the Hoyas and coach Patrick Ewing bragging rights. Georgetown won 69-66 at Madison Square Garden earlier this month.
Georgetown’s Ewing tops St. John’s Mullin 1 more time at MSG
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing mostly kept his hands in his suit pockets as he paced the Madison Square Garden sideline. The 7-footer had already served his tenure banging-and-bumping at the Garden for 15 years and over 35,000 minutes logged as a New York Knick, so he could be excused for playing it cool as coach.
"My body still aches from the years I played here," Ewing said, laughing.
St. John’s tops Iona 69-59 in Holiday Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin was at a loss.
He had used the word 'lethargic,' to describe his St. John's Red Storm's play in the first half of a 69-59 win over Iona in the second game of the Holiday Festival on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, and was asked if he could explain why that was.
"You tell me why those 18-to-21 year olds do things," Mullin said. "I don't know why I did it. I don't know why my kids do it. I don't know."
St John’s edges UCF 46-43; both shoot under 28 percent
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus LoVett scored 12 points, Marvin Clark II had 11 points and seven rebounds, and St. John's beat UCF 46-43 on Sunday for third at the Advocare Invitational.
Shamorie Ponds scored the final six points for St. John's — with four at the line — in the last seven minutes. His two free throws made it 42-32 at the 6:21 mark and two more makes with 1:11 to go capped the scoring.
MU matches up with St. John’s in semifinal of AdvoCare Invitational
On Friday, as Cuonzo Martin walks into HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida, you best believe he’ll have a cup of coffee.
His Missouri Tigers will take on St. John’s in a semifinal of the AdvoCare Invitational, and they’ll do so at 10 a.m. Missouri will face a team whose strengths match its weaknesses and vice versa.
The contest is also the second all-time matchup between the two teams. Back in the 1972 NIT, Missouri fell to St. John’s 82-81 in overtime.
Ponds, St John’s down Nebraska 79-56
NEW YORK (AP) — Shamorie Ponds scored 22 points, Justin Simon had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and St. John's pulled away early from Nebraska for a 79-56 victory on Thursday night.
Villanova picked by coaches to win Big East again
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin are giving the Big East an old-time feel.
The Hall of Famers, who helped put the conference on the basketball map in the mid-1980 as players, are trying to bring back the glory days to their alma mater as coaches.
Ewing took over at Georgetown this year while Mullin is entering his third season at St. John's.
St. John’s snaps long Big East Tournament drought.
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a chance to experience a basketball time warp.
St. John's and Georgetown were playing in the Big East Tournament, something that has happened seven times since the postseason tournament started in 1980.
Their regular season matchups were keepers with names like Thompson, Ewing and Mullin. There was the "sweater game."
On Wednesday night, for a few minutes Madison Square Garden was suddenly in the 1980s.
Ponds scores 26, St. John’s upsets No. 13 Butler 76-73
NEW YORK (AP) — The losses to Delaware State and LIU Brooklyn seem long ago all of a sudden.
The talk around St. John's is all about the last two games — a record-setting win at Syracuse and Thursday night's 76-73 upset of No. 13 Butler in the Big East opener for both teams.
"We haven't backed good games up consistently and that is a correlation to our inexperience," Red Storm coach Chris Mullin said.
Sophomore center Sima to transfer from St. John’s
NEW YORK (AP) — Sophomore center Yankuba Sima has asked for and received his release from the St. John's program.
Coach Chris Mullin said Friday the 6-foot-11 Sima has received permission to speak with other NCAA Division I programs.
St. John’s has different look entering Mullin’s 2nd season
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin's first season as coach at St. John's ended with an 8-24 record, including 1-17 in the Big East. Along the way there was a school-record 16-game losing streak and the Red Storm closed the season by losing 21 of their last 22 games.
Rohrssen no longer on Mullin’s staff at St. John’s
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Rohrssen, considered one of the top recruiting assistant coaches in college basketball, is no longer on Chris Mullin's staff at St. John's.
Rohrssen, a former head coach at Manhattan who came to St. John's from being on John Calipari's staff at Kentucky, spent one season with the Red Storm.