March 15, 2012
QUEENS, N.Y. - Help send off the third-seeded St. John's women's basketball squad as the team leaves for Norman, Okla., for the First Round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The St. John's RedZone and the Athletic Department will be hosting a pep rally on the Carnesecca Plaza on Friday at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate St. John's third-straight trip to the Big Dance.
Join the women's basketball team and 2012 BIG EAST Coach of the Year Kim Barnes Arico as she addresses the crowd before boarding the bus for the airport. St. John's will face 14th-seeded Creighton at 5 p.m. (ET) at the Lloyd Noble Center in the NCAA Tournament First Round live on ESPN2 .
Tony Luftman, The Voice of STJ-TV, will emcee the event which, also includes performances by the St. John's dance team, cheer squad and band. St. John's own DJ Zeke will be on the turntables until 2 p.m.
St. John's students and faculty can enjoy free food by Qdoba and Gino's and ice cream from Baskin-Robbins as well as St. John's women's basketball trivia and shooting contests.
Students in attendance will get +4 MVP Points.
The rain location is set for the Carnesecca Arena lobby.