2015–16 St. John's Red Storm women's basketball team

The 2015–16 St. John's Red Storm women's basketball team represented St. John's University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Red Storm, led by fourth-year head coach Joe Tartamella, played their games at Carnesecca Arena and were members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 23–10, 11–7 in Big East play to finish in fourth place. They won the Big East Tournament title for the first time since 1988 and earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament where they lost to Auburn in the first round.

2015–16 St. John's Red Storm women's basketball
Big East Tournament Champions
NCAA Women's Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig East Conference
2015–16 record23–10 (11–7 Big East)
Head coachJoe Tartamella (4th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Tasha Pointer
  • Jonath Nicholas
  • Da'Shena Stevens
Home arenaCarnesecca Arena
2015–16 Big East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#20 DePaul*162 .889  279  .750
Seton Hall126 .667  239  .719
Villanova126 .667  2012  .625
St. John's117 .611  2310  .697
Georgetown99 .500  1614  .533
Marquette99 .500  1416  .467
Xavier810 .444  1713  .567
Creighton810 .444  1718  .486
Butler414 .222  1021  .323
Providence117 .056  524  .172
2016 Big East Basketball Tournament winner
*Tournament #1 seed
As of March 26, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

Roster

2015–16 St. John's Red Storm women's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
G 1 Tamesha Alexander 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) SoThe Shipley School Philadelphia, PA
G 3 Aliyyah Handford 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) JrShabazz Newark, NJ
G 4 Aaliyah Lewis 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) JrBishop Ford Staten Island, NY
G 5 Kimberly Spruill (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) JrNeedham B. Broughton Raleigh, NC
G 15 Danaejah Grant 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) SrPiscataway
Clemson
Piscataway, NJ
G/F 20 Akina Wellere 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) FrGwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy Chicago, IL
F 23 Jordan Agustus 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) FrSt. Mary's Bronx, NY
F 24 Jade Walker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) JrDePaul Catholic Maplewood, NJ
F 33 Sandra Udobi 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS JrLife Center Academy Delta State, Nigeria
F 35 Imani Littleton 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) FrThe Bishop's School San Diego, CA
Head coach

Joe Tartamella (James Madison)

Assistant coach(es)

Tasha Pointer (Rutgers)
Jonath Nicholas (Trinity)
Da'Shena Stevens (St. John's)


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
8:00 PM
at UCLA L 58–73  0–1
Pauley Pavilion (6,674)
Los Angeles, CA
11/15/2015*
5:00 PM
at UC Irvine W 85–63  1–1
Bren Events Center (331)
Irvine, CA
11/19/2015*
7:00 PM
at Rutgers W 69–62  2–1
Louis Brown Athletic Center (2,226)
Piscataway, NJ
11/22/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Marist W 61–47  3–1
Carnesecca Arena (611)
Queens, NY
11/29/2015*
2:00 PM, FS2
No. 18 South Florida W 74–70  3–2
Carnesecca Arena (535)
Queens, NY
12/03/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Sacred Heart W 67–54  4–2
Carnesecca Arena (781)
Queens, NY
12/06/2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
at Kansas W 86–71  6–1
Allen Fieldhouse (2,476)
Lawrence, KS
12/09/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Yale W 69–56  7–1
Carnesecca Arena (5,602)
Queens, NY
12/13/2015*
2:00 PM
at UCF W 70–42  8–1
CFE Arena (1,328)
Orlando, FL
12/19/2015*
4:30 PM
No. 25 at Duquesne L 57–76  8–2
Palumbo Center (402)
Pittsburgh, PA
12/22/2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Fairfield W 73–54  9–2
Carnesecca Arena (408)
Queens, NY
Big East regular season
12/29/2015
7:00 PM, FS2
at Creighton W 66–55  10–2 (1–0)
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,563)
Omaha, NE
12/31/2015
1:00 PM, BEDN
at Providence W 80–61  11–2 (2–0)
Alumni Hall (257)
Providence, RI
01/03/2016
5:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 25 DePaul L 61–71  11–3 (2–1)
Carnesecca Arena (660)
Queens, NY
01/05/2016
7:00 PM, BEDN
Marquette W 81–77 OT 12–3 (3–1)
Carnesecca Arena (448)
Queens, NY
01/09/2016
2:00 PM, BEDN
No. 25 Seton Hall W 71–69  13–3 (4–1)
Carnesecca Arena 
Queens, NY
01/15/2016
12:00 PM, BEDN
at Georgetown W 65–60  14–3 (5–1)
McDonough Gymnasium (733)
Washington, D.C.
01/17/2016
1:00 PM, BEDN
at Villanova L 54–58  14–4 (5–2)
The Pavilion (1,059)
Villanova, PA
01/22/2016
7:00 PM, BEDN
Butler W 68–41  15–4 (6–2)
Carnesecca Arena (805)
Queens, NY
01/24/2016
2:00 PM, BEDN
Xavier W 57–41  16–4 (7–2)
Carnesecca Arena 
Queens, NY
01/29/2016
8:00 PM, BEDN
at Marquette L 64–67  16–5 (7–3)
Al McGuire Center (1,131)
Milwaukee, WI
01/31/2016
1:00 PM, FS2
at No. 23 DePaul L 71–77  16–6 (7–4)
Phillips-McGrath Arena (2,812)
Chicago, IL
02/07/2016
1:30 PM, FS1
at Seton Hall W 72–64  17–6 (8–4)
Walsh Gymnasium (1,697)
South Orange, NJ
02/12/2016
8:00 PM, FS1
Villanova L 59–71  17–7 (8–5)
Carnesecca Arena (2,951)
Queens, NY
02/14/2016
2:00 PM, BEDN
Georgetown W 63–55  18–7 (9–5)
Carnesecca Arena (3,120)
Queens, NY
02/19/2016
7:00 PM, BEDN
at Xavier W 69–56  19–7 (10–5)
Cintas Center (1,694)
Cincinnati, OH
02/21/2016
2:00 PM, BEDN
at Butler L 58–62  19–8 (10–6)
Hinkle Fieldhouse (545)
Indianapolis, IN
02/26/2016
11:00 AM, BEDN
Providence W 69–54  20–8 (11–6)
Carnesecca Arena (5,227)
Queens, NY
02/28/2016
3:00 PM, FS2
Creighton L 57–64  20–9 (11–7)
Carnesecca Arena (1,242)
Queens, NY
Big East Women's Tournament
03/06/2016
9:30 PM, FS2
vs. Georgetown
Quarterfinals
W 65–52  21–9
McGrath-Phillips Arena (2,234)
Chicago, IL
03/07/2016
6:30 PM, FS1
at No. 18 DePaul
Semifinals
W 75–66  22–9
McGrath-Phillips Arena (2,131)
Chicago, IL
03/08/2016
8:00 PM, FS1
vs. Creighton
Championship Game
W 50–37  23–9
McGrath-Phillips Arena (1,620)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Women's Tournament
03/18/2016*
7:30 PM, ESPN2
(8 D) vs. (9 D) Auburn
First Round
L 57–68  23–10
Ferrell Center (4,990)
Waco, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. D=Dallas Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings

2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

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