2016–17 St. John's Red Storm women's basketball team

The 2016–17 St. John's Red Storm women's basketball team represented St. John's University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Red Storm, led by fifth-year head coach Joe Tartamella, played their games at Carnesecca Arena and were members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 22–12, 11–7 in Big East play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Big East Women's Basketball Tournament where they lost to DePaul. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Sacred Heart and Harvard in the first and second rounds, before losing Michigan in the third round.

2016–17 St. John's Red Storm women's basketball
WNIT, Third Round
ConferenceBig East Conference
2016–17 record22–12 (11–7 Big East)
Head coachJoe Tartamella (5th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Tasha Pointer
  • Jonath Nicholas
  • Da'Shena Stevens
Home arenaCarnesecca Arena
2016–17 Big East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#19 DePaul*162 .889  278  .771
Creighton162 .889  248  .750
Marquette135 .722  258  .758
St. John's117 .611  2212  .647
Villanova117 .611  2014  .588
Georgetown99 .500  1713  .567
Providence414 .222  1218  .400
Xavier414 .222  1218  .400
Seton Hall414 .222  1219  .387
Butler216 .111  625  .194
2017 Big East Tournament winner
*Tournament #1 seed
As of March 29, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

Roster

2016–17 St. John's Red Storm women's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
G 0 Alisha Kebbe 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) FrNeumann-Goretti Philadelphia, PA
G 1 Tamesha Alexander 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) JrThe Shipley School Philadelphia, PA
G 2 Kendyl Nunn 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) RS SrMorgan Park
UIC
Chicago, IL
G 3 Tiana England 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) FrStamford Stamford, CT
G 4 Aaliyah Lewis 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) SrBishop Ford Staten Island, NY
G 5 Shamachya Duncan 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) FrThe Patrick School Staten Island, NY
G 13 Crystal Simmons 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) JrLife Center Academy Madrid, Spain
G 15 Andrayah Adams 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) FrComo Park Minneapolis, MN
G/F 20 Akina Wellere 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) SoGwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy Chicago, IL
F 23 Jordan Agustus 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) SoSt. Mary's Bronx, NY
F 24 Jade Walker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) SrDePaul Catholic Maplewood, NJ
F 33 Sandra Udobi 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS SrLife Center Academy Delta State, Nigeria
F 34 Maya Singleton 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) JrTrinity Valley CC Indian Head, MD
F 35 Imani Littleton 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) JrThe Bishop's School San Diego, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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
11/13/2016*
2:00 PM
at William & Mary W 73–57  1–0
Kaplan Arena (471)
Williamsburg, VA
11/17/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Duquesne L 65–71  1–1
Carnesecca Arena (637)
Queens, NY
11/20/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 22 Miami (FL) L 50–62  1–2
Carnesecca Arena (695)
Queens, NY
11/25/2016*
6:30 PM
vs. Virginia
South Point Thanksgiving Shootout
W 66–55  2–2
South Point Arena 
Enterprise, NV
11/26/2016*
4:00 PM
vs. No. 23 Arizona State
South Point Thanksgiving Shootout
L 41–54  2–3
South Point Arena 
Enterprise, NV
11/30/2016*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
Albany W 54–36  3–3
Carnesecca Arena (529)
Queens, NY
12/03/2016*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Lafayette W 64–46  4–3
Carnesecca Arena (750)
Queens, NY
12/07/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Rutgers W 65–39  5–3
Carnesecca Arena (519)
Queens, NY
12/13/2016*
7:00 PM
at Fordham W 59–45  6–3
Rose Hill Gymnasium (351)
Bronx, NY
12/17/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Wagner W 62–34  7–3
Carnesecca Arena (589)
Queens, NY
12/21/2016*
11:00 AM, ESPN3
James Madison W 74–63  8–3
Carnesecca Arena (5,602)
Queens, NY
Big East regular season
12/30/2016
7:00 PM, FS2
at Seton Hall L 59–64  8–4 (0–1)
Walsh Gymnasium (1,327)
South Orange, NJ
01/02/2017
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at Xavier W 65–48  9–4 (1–1)
Cintas Center (671)
Cincinnati, OH
01/05/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
at Butler W 62–41  10–4 (2–1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse (426)
Indianapolis, IN
01/08/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
Marquette W 70–64  11–4 (3–1)
Carnesecca Arena (542)
Queens, NY
01/10/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
No. 21 DePaul L 66–78  11–5 (3–2)
Carnesecca Arena (565)
Queens, NY
01/13/2017
7:00 PM, FS1
at Georgetown W 71–66  12–5 (4–2)
McDonough Gymnasium (709)
Washington, D.C.
01/15/2017
1:00 PM, BEDN
at Villanova L 50–55  12–6 (4–3)
The Pavilion (909)
Villanova, PA
01/20/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
Creighton L 43–55  12–7 (4–4)
Carnesecca Arena (502)
Queens, NY
01/22/2017
2:00 PM, BEDN
Providence W 60–50  13–7 (5–4)
Carnesecca Arena (646)
Queens, NY
01/27/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
Butler W 62–55  14–7 (6–4)
Carnesecca Arena (788)
Queens, NY
01/29/2017
3:00 PM, BEDN
Xavier W 64–55  15–7 (7–4)
Madison Square Garden 
New York City, NY
02/03/2017
8:00 PM, BEDN
at No. 17 DePaul L 51–54  15–8 (7–5)
McGrath-Phillips Arena (2,312)
Chicago, IL
02/05/2017
2:00 PM, BEDN
at Marquette W 82–72  16–8 (8–5)
Al McGuire Center (1,225)
Milwaukee, WI
02/10/2017
8:00 PM, FS1
Villanova L 56–66  16–9 (8–6)
Carnesecca Arena 
Queens, NY
02/12/2017
2:00 PM, BEDN
Georgetown W 65–54  17–9 (9–6)
Carnesecca Arena (721)
Queens, NY
02/17/2017
7:00 PM, BEDN
at Providence W 71–47  18–9 (10–6)
Alumni Hall (589)
Providence, RI
02/19/2017
6:30 PM, YES
at Creighton L 60–67  18–10 (10–7)
D. J. Sokol Arena (1,140)
Omaha, NE
02/26/2017
2:00 PM, BEDN
Seton Hall W 77–71  19–10 (11–7)
Carnesecca Arena (1,121)
Queens, NY
Big East Women's Tournament
03/05/2017
8:30 PM, FS2
vs. Villanova
Quarterfinals
W 56–40  20–10
Al McGuire Center (1,922)
Milwaukee, WI
03/06/2017
6:30 PM, FS1
vs. No. 17 DePaul
Semifinals
L 41–59  20–11
Al McGuire Center (2,511)
Milwaukee, WI
WNIT
03/17/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Sacred Heart
First Round
W 72–43  21–11
Carnesecca Arena (773)
Queens, NY
03/19/2017
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Harvard
Second Round
W 62–57  22–11
Carnesecca Arena (535)
Queens, NY
03/23/2017
6:00 PM
at Michigan
Third Round
L 40–60  22–12
Crisler Center (685)
Ann Arbor, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings

2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

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See also

References

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