St. John’s basketball upcoming matchup with Providence has been postponed.
The Providence Friars (5-7, 3-4 Big East) women’s basketball program has not played since a January 9 loss to the No. 3 UConn Huskies and that streak will continue as its matchup with the St. John’s basketball team has been postponed.
COVID-19 has been the reasoning for the five straight postponements for the Friars and its January 30 meeting with the Johnnies (4-8, 1-6 Big East) is the last game that has been adjusted, for the time being.
No date for a rescheduled game has been announced at this time.
Providence already defeated St. John’s this season, 76-53, as the Johnnies were in the midst of a four game losing streak.
Head coach Joe Tartamella and his program have seen four games either canceled or postponed because of COVID-19 this season, all games scheduled to take place at Carnesecca Arena.
St. John’s was slated to open the the season against St. Francis (Brooklyn) before that game was canceled but the other three postponed games have all been Big East Conference games, none of which have been rescheduled.
The Red Storm endured a 14-day pause of their own that spanned the timeline of Christmas and New Years, only seeing one game altered, however.
Because of the most recent postponement, St. John’s will now play five straight road games already having dropped one to Seton Hall on January 20 and the Red Storm will face Villanova (8-2, 3-2 Big East) on Monday, January 25.
St. John’s basketball looking to turn around its season
As the 2020-21 season has been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic, St. John’s has also been hurt by injures to its two stars, senior guard Qadashah Hoppie and sophomore guard Leilani Correa.
Hoppie, only having played in eight games, is averaging 18.0 points per game as Correa has played in 11 games and is posting 17.8 points per contest.
St. John’s will look to avenge an earlier loss this season to the Villanova Wildcats at 7:00pm EST (Fox Sports 1) inside the Finneran Pavilion.