Postgame Quotes: St. John's 67, USF 57

Feb. 8, 2012

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- With 168 wins, head coach Kim Barnes Arico tied Joe Mullaney Jr. (1984-1996) as St. John’s women’s basketball’s all-time winningest coach. Barnes Arico reached the milestone in 41 fewer games as Wednesday’s game was her 300th as the Red Storm’s head coach. Barnes Arico is 168-132 in her 10th season at St. John’s.
- Today’s attendance of 5,018 shattered the previous attendance record of 2,700.
- St. John’s is now 5-2 against USF all-time. The Red Storm has won all four of its home contests against the Bulls.
- The first point of the game was scored at 17:22 on a free throw by junior Eugeneia McPherson.
- USF’s Tahira Johnson netted the first field goal of the contest at 15:50.
- The Red Storm forced 20 turnovers and turned the ball over just 12 times. St. John’s is now 15-4 when they have fewer turnovers than their opponents.
- St. John’s was outrebounded, 41-40, but is now 6-5 when they have fewer boards than their opponent.
- The Red Storm is now 7-0 when it scores between 60-69 points.
- St. John’s outscored USF, 16-2, on points in the paint in the first half and 32-20 in the game.
This was the first time all season St. John’s was tied with its opponent at the half.


- Senior Da’Shena Stevens scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half. Her 17 points were a career-best against USF. In her four games against the Bulls, she has averaged 13.8 points.
- Stevens also had a game-best 11 rebounds, as she tallied her second double-double of the season and 17th of her career.
- Junior Shenneika Smith is now averaging 15.0 points a game in her three-game career against USF. With 1,124 career points, Smith moved up a notch No. 13 on St. John’ all-time scoring list.
- Senior Tesia Harris has scored exactly six points coming off the bench in three of the past four games.
- Nadirah McKenith scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half.


First Half



14:59-11:22, 13-2

Second Half

19:34-17:21, 8-0
, 11-2
, 9-2*

*extended lead to 20 points


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