Norman aka Pico

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A/k/a Norman. Manager/ editor/ writer and occasional rabble rouser at Rumble in the Garden, trying hard to use fewer numbers to describe everything.

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Game thread - SJU vs Robert Morris

Rysheed Jordan will not play tonight, tonsillitis. But St. John's should still roll Robert Morris. That, of course, is what we said during all of those early-season games against low-major teams...

NIT First-round previews


You're the kind of basketball fan who's cooler than the rest, the kind who wants to know about the up-and-coming teams. We give you what you need - reasons to watch NIT games.

Podcast: SJU + the NIT, Rutgers changes


An early discussion of the NIT, changes in the Rutgers staff and rec league dunking. Plus, who do you follow when your team's not in the NCAA Tournament?

5 questions on Robert Morris


On Karvel Anderson, the dangers of Robert Morris and another evening filled with St. John's battling a zone.

Big East Tournament Pick 'Em results


Looking back on the Big East Tournament Pick 'Em challenge on the Rumble.

St. John's a 1-seed in NIT, faces Robert Morris


The Johnnies return to the NIT field.

Champ week Saturday - matchups, times, TV


It's a great Saturday of basketball. Make a dent in your couch or a bar stool and enjoy hoops.

Column: many questions after SJU falls in BET


Questions about the team, the coach come up after a loss - and a season - that most inside the program believed would end in the NCAA Tournament.

SJU falls 79-74 to Providence in BE Tournament


The Johnnies fought back from a 17 point deficit, but it wasn't enough to top the Friars.


Game thread: SJU vs Providence

Time to make the March run.

Open thread: Big East Tournament, Day One


Let's talk about the Big East Tournament, shall we?

Big East Tournament Pick 'Em


You know you know what's going to happen better than the rest of us. So get in here and start making predictions!

Podcast: conference tournaments, recruiting


St. John's and Rutgers head into their conference tournaments, we discuss Steve Lavin's extension, Eddie Jordan's hope for the future, and more.

SJU beats Marquette in double OT 91-90


Thrills! Surprises! A six-point lead erased in 22 disastrous seconds! Redemption! THIS ONE HAS IT ALL.


Open game thread: SJU at Marquette

Come chat.

SJU, Lavin discussing contract extension


The NY Post reports that the coach wants to be in Queens, and St. John's wants to keep the coach past the end of his current contract.

SJU ends regular season on road at Marquette


The Johnnies end the season on the road. How can the Marquette game help or hurt their chances?

Big East, NCAA Tournament scenarios for St. John's


Tough road ahead - and the Johnnies could fall all the way to the Big East's play-in game with the wrong combination of wins and losses.

Congratulations to D`Angelo Harrison who landed on...


Congratulations to D`Angelo Harrison who landed on this week’s Big East Honor Roll.

Podcast: Miracles needed?


The podcast returns; does St. John's need a miracle to get to the NCAA Tournament? Does Rutgers? Plus, talk about rotation length, Mike & the Mechanics, 24 and the Johnnies on the Bubble.

SJU fends off DePaul rally, wins 73-64


How close did the Johnnies come to falling (again) to the Blue Demons in a game they could not afford to lose?


Open game thread: SJU vs DePaul, Senior Day

St. John's tries to start a new winning streak vs lowly DePaul, on Senior Day at the Garden

Preview: SJU men face DePaul on Senior Day


The Johnnies have a chance to get back to their winning ways.

St. John's in mix for 2015 guard Brandon Sampson


Asked who was working the hardest for Sampson, Jones said, "I’d have to say St. John’s, Arizona, Texas A&M and LSU." Once St. John’s loses D’Angelo Harrison, Jamal Branch, Phil Greene and likely Rysheed Jordan, there will be plenty of available playing time in the backcourt. "I think they have a real chance," Jones said. "One thing that’s important to Brandon is going somewhere where he’s the guy. He’s not really interested in going anywhere where he’s a piece or whatever. He wants to go somewhere where he’s going to have a chance to be the guy. "St. JOhn’s could be one of those situations, as is A&M. And also he wants to go somewhere where he’s going to have a chance to position himself to hopefully make it to the next level."

St. John’s Among Those in Mix for 2015 Guard Sampson |

...Tuesday's home loss to Xavier made this harder than necessary.


ESPN (Joe Lunardi): St. John's Red Storm The Red Storm (18-11, RPI 63, SOS 30) and Providence have each won on the other's court. It could be we see an elimination game between the two at the Big East tournament. Conveniently that would also be a home game for St. John's, but it was Tuesday's home loss to Xavier that made this much harder than necessary. What they need: Same as Providence. The Red Storm need three more wins, regardless of opponent or location.

Bracketology - Brigham Young Cougars among teams with work left to do - ESPN

Recruiting roundup: SJU active recently


The Johnnies are looking at a pair of players for 2014 and more top players for 2015.

Media recap: Xavier 65, SJU 53


A tour around the media response to ST. John's loss to the Musketeers.

SJU's tourney hopes upended? Xavier wins 65-53


The Johnnies went in hoping to become a lock in NCAA Tournament projections. With no answers for the Xavier defense, the team is looking at the NIT after being swept by the Musketeers in Big East...

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