February 22, 2011
Late-game heroics this past weekend have the St. John’s men’s
nationally ranked for the first time in nearly 11 years.
Trailing by one point with less than 10 seconds remaining, St.
Dwight Hardy connected on a reverse lay-in to elevate the Red
Storm to a 60-59 win over No. 4 Pittsburgh on Saturday. It’s the
Johnnies’ fourth win against a top-10 team this season, and it
earned Hardy his third BIG EAST Player of the Week honor.
buzz surrounding St. John’s continues to make headlines and has
earned the team national recognition: this week’s Associated Press
ranking has the Red Storm at No. 23, while ESPN positions them at
No. 25. The Johnnies’ 9-5 record in conference play has them tied
for fourth place in the BIG EAST and puts them in terrific position
to make the NCAA Tournament.
This thrilling victory over Pittsburgh was perhaps the Red
Storm’s most impressive of the season. Trailing by six with only a
few minutes to play, St. John’s showed tremendous grit and
determination to pull out the victory. Head Coach Steve Lavin has
led this squad back to relevance and has electrified Madison Square
Garden and Carnesecca Arena in the process.
There are still four regular-season games left on the Red
schedule, so be sure to get in on the excitement while you
still can! Pick up tickets to
the remaining Red Storm games and support the Johnnies as they look
to improve their ranking and close out the season in style.
Also check out our
pre-game receptions, which feature appetizers, drinks and
appearances by Red Storm legends. Our next event will take place on
Saturday, February 26 at Villanova, and our next home reception
will be held on
Saturday, March 5 prior to the game against University of South
St. John’s next game will be this Wednesday vs. DePaul at
Carnesecca Arena at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on MSG