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Baylor highlights busy SJU women sked

Forward Da'Shena Stevens in an undated file photo.

Forward Da'Shena Stevens in an undated file photo. Photo Credit: AP

The St. John’s womens basketball team’s continuing bid for a piece of the national stage should continue this season. A challenging schedule that includes a possible non-conference game against defending NCAA national champion Texas A&M and a matchup with Baylor should make for an exciting season.

St. John’s has become one of the area’s most successful programs –mens or womens– with two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and three in the last six seasons.

Other notable games on the Red Storm’s schedule include road games at Hofstra on November 18, a contest with Iowa at the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas (Nov. 25-26) and a home game against America East power Hartford on December 4. A win against Iowa would put the Red Storm against the winner of Texas A&M and Temple the following day.

St. John’s opens its season with a home game on November 12 versus Atlantic-10 member St. Bonaventure. The Red Storm will host La Salle four days later and close out its November slate with a home game against Wagner.

On December 11 the Red Storm will square off against Baylor in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. It’s the first of two games at MSG for the Red Storm, who will face Marquette there on January 15.

St. John’s will face Prairie View in the semifinal of its annual Chartwells Holiday Classic on December 17 at Carnesecca. A Red Storm win will put it in the final against the winner of Louisiana Tech and Memphis the following day.

St. John’s first Big East game will be at DePaul on December 7. The Red Storm's conference schedule is highlighted by home and road games against Rutgers (Jan 17, Feb. 12), a home matchup with Notre Dame (Jan 28) and a road date against Connecticut on February 18.


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