New York- In front of a sold out crowd at the world’s most famous arena, St. John’s ended their 11 game losing streak by completing a monumental upset of the fourth best team in all of college basketball, the Duke Blue Devils.
The Johnnies completed the remarkable upset of arguably the most talented team in the nation, in front of a rocking, sell-out crowd at Madison Square Garden.
Not only did they shock the entire basketball world, they left St. John’s fans utterly stunned.
“I can’t believe it, I really can’t,” said John Sawyer, a die-hard St. John’s fan.
Dreams of an upset turned into a reality on Saturday, as the winless, and seven-point underdog Red-Storm took the basketball world by storm by getting their first win in over a month against the Duke Blue Devils.
I guess relieved is one word to describe St. John’s coach Chris Mullin, as his team was finally able to hit free throws late down the stretch to win the game.
Led by star guard Shamorie Ponds 33 point effort, the Johnnies were able to hold off Duke late, with some timely baskets and some clutch free throw shooting.
“We would have taken a win if it was in an empty gym, thank God January is over,” head coach Chris Mullin said to ESPN. “To turn it around against one of the most storied teams in college basketball, it’s great…I’m happy for the guys.
It doesn’t get easier for St. John’s, as they pay a visit to number ranked Villanova this coming Wednesday. The Johnnies look to build from this epic performance, and use the same blueprints in order to pull off another top 5 upset.
“Leave it to St. John’s to get their first win in over a month against Duke. Out of all the games they had left, I did not expect their first win to come against Duke. I’m still shocked,” said Joseph DiFonzo.
The Johnnies sure did shock everyone, and they look to garner some more attention in hopes of dethroning the number one ranked Villanova Wildcats, this coming
Wednesday in Philadelphia.