Postgame Notes: St. John's 91, Louisville 56|
Feb. 10, 2010
The Red Storm's 91-56 win over Louisville marked the most points St. John's has scored since a 97-56 victory over Morgan State on Dec. 30, 2007, at Carnesecca Arena. STJ's 35-point margin of victory is its largest over a BIG EAST opponent this season.
Freshman guard Shenneika Smith finished with a game-high 21 points along with seven rebounds and four assists. Smith has two 20-plus scoring performances on the year.
Senior guard Kelly McManmon remained hot from 3-point range, going 4-of-7 from long distance. McManmon, who finished with 14 points, has made four treys in one game five times this season. In 11 BIG EAST games this season, McManmon is shooting .541 (33-of-61) from long distance.
Sophomore forward Da'Shena Stevens just missed a double-double with 14-point, nine rebound effort. Stevens also posted five assists, one away from tying her career best.
The Red Storm made 14 steals in the first half, which is the most the team has had in a single period this season.
Louisville committed 23 turnovers in the first half, marking the most turnovers by an STJ opponent in one period this season. The Cardinals finished with 31 turnovers, one shy of the season-high 32 committed by Stony Brook on Nov. 15, 2009.
Freshman guard Nadirah McKenith had a career-best seven steals and junior forward Centhya Hart tied her career best with four, marking first time this season that two players have had four or more steals.
McKenith (seven steals), Hart (four), Joy McCorvey (three), Stevens (two) and Lindsay (two) all had two or more steals, marking the sixth time this season that four or more St. John's players have had two or more in one game. STJ is 6-0 this year when at least four players post multi-steal games.
St. John's entered Wednesday's game against Louisville ranked No. 25 in the AP Poll and No. 24 in the Coaches' Poll. Last week, the Red Storm was ranked No. 25 in both polls. The last time STJ was ranked in both polls in consecutive weeks was during the 2005-06 season when the team was tabbed No. 25 in both polls in week 12 and No. 23/24 in week 13.