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Steve Lavin

  1. St. John’s seniors say they ‘grew up’ against Minnesota, but have they?

    Nov 27, 2014, 3:14 AM EST

    D'Angelo Harrison (AP Photo)

    A lot is riding on this season for St. John’s. Can they consistently be the ‘grown up’ team they claimed to be on Wednesday night?

  2. St. John’s freshman center declared eligible ‘for the time being’

    Nov 13, 2014, 4:17 PM EST

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    Adonis De La Rosa is now eligible, but Steve Lavin may not be willing to risk anything until a final ruling is given by the NCAA.

  3. St. John’s is down another big man

    Nov 11, 2014, 8:55 PM EST

    AP

    The St. John’s frontline just got thinner.

  4. St. John’s experimented with a five-guard lineup Saturday

    Nov 8, 2014, 7:55 PM EST

    Steve Lavin

    Given their lack of interior depth, St. John’s will have to find other ways in which to attack opponents this season.

  5. St. John’s loses key power forward to academic scandal at Junior College

    Oct 29, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

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    Keith Thomas was expected to start for the Johnnies.

  6. CBT’s Recruiting Roundup: Texas A&M gets a tough guard, St. John’s big weekend, Xavier’s intriguing fit

    Oct 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

    Steve Lavin

    News and notes from around the world of college basketball recruiting.

  7. 2014-15 Season Preview: College Coaches on the Hot Seat

    Oct 7, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

    Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon (Getty Images)

    Every season, a few college coaches find themselves on the Hot Seat as the season begins. Can they win themselves off in 2014-15?

  8. St. John’s guards don’t lack confidence as 2014-15 season approaches

    Sep 28, 2014, 5:04 PM EST

    D'Angelo Harrison

    If the Red Storm are to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2001, their guards will have to be as good as they say they are.

  9. St. John’s adds another front court player to its 2014-15 roster

    Aug 13, 2014, 5:14 PM EST

    Steve Lavin

    Having lost their top two rebounders from last season, the Red Storm have added another front court body in forward Amar Alibegovic.

  10. St. John’s adds junior college forward Keith Thomas

    May 5, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

    Steve Lavin

    St. John’s added a key frontcourt reserve on Monday with JuCo forward Keith Thomas.

  11. Sophomore center Chris Obekpa will remain at St. John’s

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:44 PM EST

    Chris Obekpa

    St. John’s received some big news this week as sophomore center Chris Obekpa decided to stay in New York.

  12. Adonis Delarosa a much-needed front court addition for St. John’s

    Apr 9, 2014, 9:28 PM EST

    Steve Lavin

    St. John’s landed a much-needed front court commitment Wednesday.

  13. St. John’s sophomore JaKarr Sampson to enter NBA Draft

    Mar 24, 2014, 7:21 PM EST

    Jakarr Sampson, Derrick Wilson

    St. John’s sophomore forward JaKarr Sampson will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

  14. Late Night Snacks: Wichita State makes history, Iowa’s defensive setback

    Feb 26, 2014, 2:18 AM EST

    Getty Images

    Game of the day: Wichita State 69, Bradley 49 The No. 2 ranked Shockers had little trouble notching their 30th regular season victory, dispatching Bradley summarily and with ease as Ron Baker led all scorers with 15 points and the team converted 48 percent from long-range. Gregg Marshall’s squad is now the first in men’s…

  15. Xavier frustrates St. John’s in crucial resume game

    Feb 25, 2014, 9:47 PM EST

    Chris Mack

    There hasn’t been a hotter team in Big East play since late January than St. John’s. Steve Lavin’s squad was both clicking on defense (forcing countless steals) and on offense (consistently converting from two-point range), and the team looked like an shoo-in for an NCAA tournament bid. However, it appears the Red Storm has reverted…

  16. Kansas’ facilities just got a bit more deluxe

    Feb 25, 2014, 4:23 PM EST

    Bill Self

    It is not like Kansas is lacking in recruiting advantages. The team just won their tenth consecutive Big 12 regular season title, and Allen Fieldhouse is regularly cited as one of the best fan experiences in Division I — countless recruits visiting The Phog have been swayed to become a Jayhawk based on the overall…

  17. St. John’s quest for another quality win falls short at No. 9 Villanova

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:24 PM EST

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    Having won nine of their last ten games entering Saturday’s contest at No. 9 Villanova, St. John’s has been one of the hotter bubble teams in the country. A win over the Wildcats would further cement St. John’s status as a team charging towards an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. And given their 0-5…

  18. St. John’s loses Chris Obekpa for 10-14 days with ankle injury

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EST

    Chris Obekpa

    On Monday, St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was diagnosed with a sprain and bone bruise in his right ankle after suffering an injury during practice. On Tuesday, St. John’s announced he could be sidelined for up to two weeks. “Chris is a central part of what we do on both ends of the court. Our…

  19. St. John’s continues late charge towards NCAA tournament berth

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:58 PM EST

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    At 0-5 in the Big East the St. John’s Red Storm looked like a team unsure of its individual roles and how they fit within the team concept, and despite their individual talent Steve Lavin’s team didn’t look like a group capable of turning things around. But a switch was flipped, and the Red Storm…

  20. Villanova outlasts St. John’s for a Big East road win

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:27 PM EST

    Villanova v St John's

    It wasn’t pretty, but Villanova held off St. John’s on Saturday for a 74-67 Big East win in Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats only shot 35 percent from the field in the win, but held St. John’s to 34 percent from the field and 2-for-12 from the three-point line as Villanova outlasted the Red Storm…

  21. Assigned Reading: St. John’s pulls together through adversity

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - St John's v Villanova

    St. John’s and head coach Steve Lavin have dealt with a lot of trying times in the last couple of seasons, including Lavin’s own battle with prostate cancer, the loss of Lavin’s father, Albert, as well as a number of tragic incidents that involved family members and friends of players on St. John’s. In this…

  22. Steve Lavin joins Dan Patrick, talks about most difficult coach to recruit against (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EST

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    Current St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin, and former employee of Candlestick Park, joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the end of an era. Plus, Lavin discusses which current college basketball coach would give him the most trouble if they were both recruiting the same player. The answer might surprise you.

  23. Rysheed Jordan’s second half among positives to be taken from Sunday’s defeat

    Dec 15, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

    Chris Obekpa

    While Sunday’s matchup with No. 2 Syracuse was billed as a big game for St. John’s, the Red Storm didn’t show up at Madison Square Garden ready to play in a game of that magnitude. Poor shot selection and play that at times seemed somnambulant resulted in a double-digit deficit, with a Rysheed Jordan basket…

  24. St. John’s “problem solves” in comeback win over Bucknell

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:44 PM EST

    Steve Lavin

    QUEENS, NY — As St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin put it in his opening statement during the postgame press conference: “It was a tale of two halves tonight. Bucknell won the first, St. John’s won the second.” From the Red Storm’s perspective, the first half showed a one-dimensional offense that relied on transition and…

  25. POSTERIZED: Rysheed Jordan jumps over God’sgift Achiuwa at St. John’s Red Storm Tip-Off (VIDEO)

    Oct 29, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Rysheed Jordan, Mitch Holmberg

    St. John’s 2013 Red Storm Tip-Off took place inside Carnesecca Arena on Friday night, with the dunk contest following the team’s full-court scrimmage. Sophomore forward Christian Jones defeated reigning team champion JaKarr Sampson to take home the dunk contest title. However, Jones didn’t even have the dunk of the night. Freshman guard Rysheed Jordan, the Big East’s…