St. John’s Wears Home White On Foreign Court

When the St. John’s schedule came out, it included a home game against Hofstra at the Nassau Coliseum.

St. John’s is the host school for the 2001 NCAA East Sub-Reigional. In order to host the NCAAs, the school must have played in the arena at least one time.

After the Hofstra loss SJU is now 5-6 at the arena. Prior to this game, SJU lost to Michigan 76-61 on Dec. 11,1996.

The Hofstra Pride played in “The World’s Shortest Road Trip”. Hofstra is located directly across the street from the Coliseum. Hofstra officials elected to measure the exact distance of the “road trip” from Hofstra Arena to the Coliseum. It measured out to 2,124 feet. That measurement equals 11.3 trips up and down a 94-foot basketball court, a trip to the top of the Empire State Building and almost halfway back down.

“I had to circle the parking lot a few times just to qualify for mileage,” joked Hofstra Head Coach Jay Wright.

Road game or home game it didn’t matter to the Pride as it upset SJU 86-80 for their program’s biggest win before 8,771 fans.