January 10, 2011
The college basketball world has taken notice: the Red Storm are
rising in the BIG EAST.
Thanks to big wins over tough conference rivals, the St. John's
men's basketball team is off to its best start in over 10 years and
is currently ranked No. 11 on the RPI (ratings percentage index)
national rankings. The Red Storm begin an important home stand this
week when they take on No. 4 Syracuse on Wednesday, January 12 at
Madison Square Garden, and fan support is needed for St. John’s to
make the most of its home-court advantage.
Office of Athletic Development invites all St. John's University
alumni and friends to attend a pre-game reception at MSG prior to
Wednesday's game. Legendary Head Basketball Coach Lou Carnesecca
’50C, ’60GEd, ’00HON and former players Carmine Calzonetti ’69C,
John Warren ’74C, ’88HON and Felipe Lopez.’98SVC will be in
attendance. Catch up with old friends and talk St. John's hoops in
preparation for this crucial match up against a nationally-ranked
BIG EAST rival.
Led by strong performances from seniors D.J. Kennedy, Justin
Brownlee and Dwight Hardy (last week’s BIG EAST Player of the
Week), this year’s Red Storm have amassed an impressive 3-1
They’ve also brought a renewed energy back to their home floor.
Anyone who saw the Red Storm's last-minute thriller over No. 13
Georgetown, its first win against a nationally-ranked opponent in
two years, knows how electric the atmosphere can be at the World's
Most Famous Arena.
This is one game and pre-game reception you don’t want to miss.
Let's show Syracuse why St. John's is New York’s college team, and
why the rest of the BIG EAST has reason to fear the Red Storm.
There will be other
men’s basketball receptions throughout the season, so be sure
to join us at one of these exciting events.