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SNY.tv's GEICO SportsNite: St. John’s media day

Head coach Steve Lavin, along with Jakarr Sampson, talk expectations.

St. John's basketball draws first road game of the season vs. No. 1 Kentucky tonight - NY Daily News →

“This is a scary game. I just watched another tape today and they were up eight with six minutes to go on Arizona.You’re going to see a team that’s trying to steal every ball, dives on the floor, takes charges. These guys ball. They play and it’s going to be a good challenge for us.” - Kentucky coach John Calipari 

Lavin’s Return Should Reassure St. John’s Recruits - ZagsBlog.com →

In his first game since undergoing prostate cancer surgery Oct. 6, Lavin guided the Johnnies back from a 14-point second-half deficit to a 78-73 victory over Lehigh in the 2K Sports Classic at Carnesecca Arena.

"I can’t wait to play in New York. Watching the movie ‘He Got Game’ got me really excited about playing there." - Ricardo Gathers, the No. 43 overall player in the ESPNU 100, committed to coach Steve Lavin and St. John’s over LSU, Syracuse, Texas and Arizona on Saturday.
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"I can’t wait to play in New York. Watching the movie ‘He Got Game’ got me really excited about playing there." Ricardo Gathers, the No. 43 overall player in the ESPNU 100, committed to coach Steve Lavin and St. John’s over LSU, Syracuse, Texas and Arizona on Saturday.

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Maurice Harkless has been cleared by the NCAA and will suit up for St. John’s as a freshman in 2011-12. 

Harkless is considered the jewel of head coach Steve Lavin’s nine-man recruiting class for 2011.

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“When you think about what’s your greatest game, my greatest game is a game I lost.’’ - Ron Darling

Thirty years later, it remains one of the most celebrated college baseball games ever played: Yale vs. St. John’s in an NCAA regional in New Haven.

Yale’s Ron Darling pitched 11 no-hit innings before St. John’s Steve Scafa singled in the 12th then stole second, third and home for the only run. The winning pitcher: Frank Viola. - Neil Best, Newsday

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God is coming to Queens.

God’s Gift Achiuwa, a 6-foot-8 power forward originally from Port Harcourt, River States, Nigeria, will announce his plans to play for St. John’s on a 2:45 p.m. conference call.

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Achiuwa was born in Nigeria, which helps explains his unique name.

“Nigeria is a very, very religious country,” said Joe Boncore, who mentors numerous Nigerian players but has no connection to Achiuwa. “They are devout Catholics. You gotta have religion because where they’re coming from, it’s pretty bad.”

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Keith Hernandez: David picked St. John’s to win the whole thing?
Kevin Burkhardt: Yeah. 
Keith Hernandez: I’m gonna have to have a talk with him.

Keith Hernandez: David picked St. John’s to win the whole thing?

Kevin Burkhardt: Yeah.

Keith Hernandez: I’m gonna have to have a talk with him.

St. John’s loss hurts now, but players restored pride 
It was easy to forget that what St. John’s did across so much of this  season was exceed expectations, overachieving and taking advantage of  teams that had grown careless taking them for granted.
“But that,” coach Steve Lavin said  when Gonzaga 86, St. John’s 71 was complete, “is as good a team as  we’ve seen on film all year. And they were awfully good tonight.”

St. John’s loss hurts now, but players restored pride

It was easy to forget that what St. John’s did across so much of this season was exceed expectations, overachieving and taking advantage of teams that had grown careless taking them for granted.

“But that,” coach Steve Lavin said when Gonzaga 86, St. John’s 71 was complete, “is as good a team as we’ve seen on film all year. And they were awfully good tonight.”