After securing an automatic bid by winning a conference-record
seventh BIG EAST Championship crown, St. John's
(37-21), which is headed to the NCAA Tournament
for the third-straight season, was selected as a No. 3 seed and is
headed to the Chapel Hill Regional. Hosted by the
No. 6 national seed North Carolina Tar Heels, the
four-team regional also includes No. 2 seed East
Carolina and No. 4 seed Cornell.
The NCAA Tournament appearance is the 34th in
program history, a mark that ranks tied for eighth all-time.
"I like this regional because we have some familiarity with two of
the teams having played North Carolina earlier this season and
having matched up with ECU in the tournament last year," said head
Ed Blankmeyer, who is leading St. John's to the NCAA Tournament
for the eighth time and seventh time in the past nine seasons.
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