For the first time since 2014, Creighton was not the team hoisting the BIG EAST Championships trophy. Instead it was fourth-seeded St. John’s, who took down No. 12 Marquette in four sets (25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 25-21) on the Golden Eagles’ home court.
The Red Storm’s first BIG EAST Championships title since 2007 comes less than 24 hours after upsetting the No. 10 Bluejays in straight sets Friday night.
“We’re really excited because we were a big underdog,” St. John’s head coach Joanne Perisco said. “It’s something we’ll never forget.”
St. John’s controlled the opening set, jumping to a 7-3 lead and maintaining at least a three-point lead for the rest of the set.