2:00 PM ET, February 26, 2011
The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Dwight Hardy scores 34 as St. John's tops Villanova for 6th straight victory
PHILADELPHIA -- Who needs The Garden?St. John's showed that, yes, its season-long knack for knocking off Top 25 teams can work outside of Madison Square Garden.
Since St. John's beat Duke, Dwight Hardy has gone off, tallying three 30-point games while the Red Storm has gone 4-0 against ranked foes.
|3-pt FG pct||50.0|
Uh Oh For Nova
After racing out to a 16-1 start, Villanova has struggled greatly over the past 12 games.
|First 17 Games||Last 12 Games|
|W-L vs. ranked||3-1||2-5|
• St. John's earned its first win over Villanova since 2003 and its first road win against a ranked opponent since 2002.
• It was also St. John's first road win against a top 15 opponent since winning at Duke in 2000, which was Duke's last home loss vs. a nonconference opponent.
• Dwight Hardy led St. John's with a career-high 34 points and since the win over Duke, Hardy is averaging 25.1 points and has three 30-point games.
• St. John's has won six games this season against ranked opponents, its most since the 1999-00 season when the team also had six.
• Villanova is 5-7 in their last 12 games after starting the season 17-1.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-53 (.453)||22-55 (.400)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-22 (.455)||9-29 (.310)|
|FT Made-Attempted||23-33 (.697)||15-23 (.652)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|
|» Feb 26, 2011||SJU 81, @VILL 68||Recap|
Next 5 Games
Big East Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#9 Notre Dame||14-4||26-6|
|#25 St. John's||12-6||21-11|
|View expanded standings »|
St John's has now defeated 6 Top 15 opponents, the most of any team in Division I men's basketball this season. To be fair it helps that they play in the Big East. Only 6 teams this season have defeated at least 4 opponents ranked in the top 15 at the time of their matchup....5 of the 6 teams come from the Big East. The only team outside the Big East with at least 4 wins against Top 15 opponents is Texas.[+]
Most Wins vs Top 15 Opponents
ESPN Stats & Information