Jan. 30, 2009
QUEENS, N.Y. -
The St. John's women's basketball team will continue BIG EAST action on Sunday when it travels to face Seton Hall at noon.
The game will be televised live across the nation on ESPNU. Beth Mowins will have the call and Brooke Weisbrod will provide the color commentary. Live stats will also be available on SHUPirates.com.
The contest between St. John's and Seton Hall is the 55th meeting all-time between the teams. The Red Storm has the edge in the series, 29-25, including winning two-straight and six of the last eight. Both teams have had better success on their respective home courts, as STJ has a 15-10 record at home and SHU has a 14-10 slate. The Red Storm holds the record at neutral sites with a 4-1 mark. Last year, STJ won both contests, posting a 77-71 victory at SHU on Jan. 29 and a 73-45 win at home on Feb. 26.
Scouting The Pirates
Seton Hall enters the game with a 14-6, 2-5 BIG EAST record. The Pirates lost three-straight games before picking up a 76-49 win over Penn on Jan. 26. SHU has done well in non-conference action, posting a 12-1 record. The Pirates are averaging 70.3 points per game and are out-scoring their opponents by 10.0 points. In BIG EAST games, SHU has been held to an average of 56.4 ppg.
The Pirates have one player averaging a double-double and two others that are averaging double-digits in scoring. Noteisha Womack leads the way both offensively and defensively with 14.2 points and 12.6 rebounds. The senior is also posting a team-high 53.2 field goal percentage. Ebonie Williams is the second-highest scorer on the team with 13.5 points. She is averaging 43.2 from the field and leads the team with 36 3-pointers. Junior Nicole Emery rounds out the double-figure scorers, netting 11.8 ppg while shooting 41.8 from the field.
Stat Of The Week
46.9: St. John's shooting percentage in the first half against No. 25 DePaul on Jan. 27.
The Red Storm continues its road trip when it travels to face Villanova on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Villanova has the edge in the all-time series, 30-18, but the Red Storm has won two of the last three meetings. The teams have split games at STJ, 10-10, but Villanova has been more successful on its home court, 17-6, and at neutral sites, 3-2.