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This day in NY sports history

THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY

Wednesday, March 15, 1939

Bill Lloyd leads St. John's, sets school scoring record in NIT appearance

St. John's forward Bill Lloyd set a school scoring record with 31 points in leading the Redmen to a 71-47 first-round win over Roanoke (Va.) in the NIT. Lloyd's 31 points also was the Garden collegiate record, surpassing the 25 scored by Illinois center Louis "Pick" Dehner in a regular-season win over Manhattan College earlier that season. St. John's went on to lose to Loyola of Chicago, 51-46, in the semifinals.

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