St. John's Basketball: How They've Earned The Title Of "Giant Slayers"

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St. John's Basketball: How They've Earned The Title Of
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Tomorrow, St. John's will be facing a tough opponent in fourth ranked Pittsburgh.  Although St. John's is the lesser of the two teams, they have played well at home against big opponents like Pittsburgh.  

This season, the Red Storm have defeated Duke, UConn, Georgetown and Notre Dame; all home games at Madison Square Garden, which is the venue for Saturday's battle against Pittsburgh.

Had St. Johns only won one of these games it would be safe to call that upset a fluke. With four big upsets, however the Red Storm are a force to be reckoned with, especially coming out of a conference with as much depth as the Big East.

Before their game against Marquette, the Red Storm were given the nickname "Giant Slayers" by ESPN's anchor Stan Verrett because of their ability to take on top ranked schools and defeat them. Let's see just how they earned that name.

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