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Soriano Breaks “Slump” as St. John’s Downs Villanova

The Red Storm swept the season series with the Wildcats for the first time since 1993.

Senior center Joel Soriano tallied 16 of his 21 points in the second half. Torch Photo / Sara Kiernan

Heading into a Wednesday night matchup at Madison Square Garden, something had to give. Villanova, fresh off a one point loss to No. 1 UConn, suddenly found themselves losers of three of their last four games, with the only win coming courtesy of DePaul. On the other hand, St. John’s had lost three straight, including a beatdown at Seton Hall.