St. John's Travels to Miami on Sunday|
Dec. 2, 2017
QUEENS, N.Y. - Following a 71-66 victory over Albany in its last outing, the St. John’s women’s basketball team wraps up its five-game stretch away from Carnesecca Arena with a 1 p.m. first tip at Miami on Sunday.
The contest will be streamed live on the ACC Network with Joe Zagacki and Megan Perry on the call.
Sophomore Andrayah Adams broke the 20-point mark for the second time in her career with a stellar shooting performance against the Great Danes. The Minneapolis native hit eight of her 10 tries from the field and sank 6-of-7 from long distance, finishing with 23 points in 33 minutes. Adams’ six made threes tie her career-high and rank second in a single game in St. John’s history. Kim MacMillan twice made seven threes in a game during the 2003-04 campaign for the school record.
Adams’ impressive performance from beyond the arc paced the Johnnies as the sophomore led the team in points for the second-straight game.
Redshirt freshman Tiana England had her best all-around performance of the season, scoring a season-high 16 points while dishing out nine helpers and grabbing a season-best seven rebounds. With 6.0 assists per game through six contests this year, the Stamford, Conn., native currently leads the BIG EAST through games played on Nov. 30.
Miami enters Sunday’s contest with a record of 5-2 following a 67-57 win over Michigan State on Thursday night. The Hurricanes are 3-1 in their last four decisions with wins over the Spartans, Maine and New Orleans.
Mykea Gray is the team’s leading scorer averaging 16.0 points in 25.1 minutes per game. The freshman is shooting 43.0 percent from the floor and has been the Hurricanes’ leading three-point shooter early in the year, hitting 14 of her 40 tries from long distance. Erykah Davenport is second on the team with 11.4 points per game and is the team’s leading rebounder at 10.6 boards per contest. Defensively, Keyanna Harris paces Miami with 2.5 steals per game.
On the year, Miami is shooting 39.4 percent from the floor but just 24.5 percent from long distance. Opponents are shooting 39.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, the Hurricanes are forcing 24.4 turnovers per game compared to committing 18.0 per outing.
Sunday’s contest between St. John’s and Miami will be the 26th meeting all-time between the two former BIG EAST foes. The Hurricanes hold a 19-6 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1984.
These two schools met last season with then-No. 22/22 Miami claiming a 62-50 victory inside Carnesecca Arena. Akina Wellere scored a game-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor including a 5-of-7 effort from long distance last year.
After visiting Miami, St. John’s returns home to kick off a four-game homestand. The Red Storm will play host to James Madison on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. The contest between the Johnnies and Dukes will be carried live on ESPN3.
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