Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Let's Hear It For The Ladies

Tough year for St. John's Men's basketball. The Seniors who made the NCAA's in 2011 had the audacity to graduate, leave the Red Storm with a slew of Freshmen. They say the best thing about Fish is that they become Sophomores...

Coach Lavin benched himself as part of his recovery from prostrate cancer, leaving Coach Dunlap at the helm. Three recruits who were expected to be solid contributors failed to meet minimum NCAA academic standards. Another blue-chip, Nurideen Lindsey upped and quit in December and the only upper-classman left (Malik Stith) called it quits in January.

In spite of starting five freshmen, the Red Storm, or the Redmen for us old-timers, have won a respectable twelve games, five in the Big East. With only three regular season games left, even a shot at the NIT looks unlikely.

The really big news on campus is the performance of the Lady Storm basketball team. They struggled early in the season due to injuries but are en fuego of late, winning seven of their last eight. The cherry on the cake was a 57-56 win over #2 ranked UConn at Storrs, where the Huskies have not lost in 99 games. It was the Huskies first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years.

The Lady Storm are now ranked # 20 in the country and should make a deep run in both the BE tourney and the Big Dance. They have dominated the ladies basketball headlines for the past few days and Coach Kim has been inundated with interviews. March madness is only days away...

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