No. 22 St. John's shocks No. 4 Notre Dame

BY foxsports • February 16, 2010

Shenneika Smith scored 23 points and Da'Shena Stevens added 21 to help No. 22 St. John's upset No. 4 Notre Dame 76-71 on Tuesday night for the biggest win in the program's history.

Sky Lindsay scored 13 points for the Red Storm (21-5, 9-4 Big East), who had never beaten a top five opponent. They are off to the best start in coach Kim Barnes Arico's eight-year tenure.

They were coming off a 66-52 loss at top-ranked UConn - the closest any team has come in the conference to the Huskies this season. The close loss to UConn helped St. John's move up to No. 22 in the poll Monday - its highest ranking since 1983-84.

Skylar Diggins scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half and Brittany Mallory added 17 to lead the Fighting Irish (23-2, 10-2), who had won eight straight since losing to Connecticut on Jan. 16 - its only other loss of the season.

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