Joel Soriano’s Stellar Performance Propels St. John’s to Victory Over West VirginiaDecember 2, 2023
St. John’s beat West Virginia 79-73 in the Big East-Big 12 Battle, with Joel Soriano scoring a career-high 24 points. Chris Ledlum contributed a season-high 17 points, and Nahiem Alleyne scored 14 points in the second half. Quinn Slazinski led West Virginia with 19 points, followed by Jesse Edwards with 15 points and Kobe Johnson with 14 points. The game saw a total of 46 fouls and 63 free throws, with Soriano losing a tooth after being hit with an elbow. St. John’s outscored West Virginia in free throws, and Jordan Dingle’s layup put St. John’s ahead for good. Despite a late effort from West Virginia, St. John’s secured the victory. The first half saw West Virginia take an early lead, but a 10-0 run from St. John’s resulted in a tie game at halftime.