7:00 PM ET, February 18, 2012
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
STORRS, Conn. -- Kim Barnes Arico and her St. John's Red Storm ended two incredible UConn streaks and years of frustration with one shocking victory.Shenneika Smith's 3-pointer from the wing with 8 seconds left lifted St. John's to a 57-56 win over No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday night, snapping the Huskies' 99-game home court winning streak. It was the Huskies' first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years."It's truly unbelievable," Barnes Arico said. "There aren't many teams that can say they beat UConn in this place and now we're one of them."St. John's became only the fifth team to win at Storrs since 1993, joining Tennessee, Georgia, Notre Dame and Rutgers. The Red Storm, who have won seven of their last eight games -- the lone loss coming to then-No. 2 Notre Dame -- haven't had much success anywhere against the Huskies. They lost the previous 27 meetings since a home victory over the Huskies in 1993.
Had To End Sometime
UConn had its 99-game home winning streak snapped Saturday. The 99 wins trail only the 129 consecutive wins by the Kentucky men in Division I basketball history.
|St. Bona. Men||99||1960-61|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-65 (.385)||22-51 (.431)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-8 (.250)||5-16 (.313)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-7 (.714)||7-10 (.700)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||9 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|