St. John's scored just 19 points in the first half, its lowest output in either half since also scoring 19 in the first half of a 76-54 loss to Cincinnati on Feb. 8, 2012, and finished with a season-low 51 points in the game.
The Red Storm shot just 35.6 percent (21-of-59) from the floor, its second-straight game below 36.0 percent, and is now 0-5 on the year when being outshot from the floor by its opposition.
St. John's started the game 0-for-12 from beyond the arc before going 3-of-4 in the final 2:11 to finish 3-of-16 (18.8 percent) for the game. The Red Storm is just 7-of-40 (17.5 percent) from long range in the past three games.
St. John's finished just 6-of-16 (37.5 percent) from the charity stripe and is shooting just 48.8 percent (21-of-43) from the line in the past two games.
St. John's, which entered the game averaging 11.3 turnovers, turned the ball over 11 times, its fewest in four BIG EAST games this season.
Jamal Branch scored a career-high 16 points on a 7-of-11 performance from the floor. The sophomore has scored in double-figures in two of his last three games and is averaging 9.7 points in BIG EAST action.
JaKarr Sampson finished with 12 points to reach double-figures for the third-straight game. Sampson grabbed seven rebounds and is averaging a team-best 6.3 boards in four BIG EAST games.
Chris Obekpa had six swats to set a new single-season school-record for blocks with 82. Obekpa entered the game with 76 blocks, which matched the school-record of 76 set by Walter Berry in 1985-86. Obekpa also grabbed a team-high 10 boards and is averaging 10.0 rebounds in the past three contests.
Sir'Dominic Pointer reached double-figures for the second-straight game and fourth time this season with an 11-point performance. Pointer had a team-high four assists and also made his first 3-pointer of the season and is now 1-of-3 from distance on the year.
D'Angelo Harrison was held to a season-low seven points. Harrison, who had scored in double-figures in 29-straight games, was last held below 10 points on Jan. 18, 2012 at USF.