Postgame Notes: St. John's 89 - No. 10/9 Connecticut 72

Feb. 10, 2011

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  • St. John's has now defeated four ranked opponents (No. 13/13 Georgetown, No. 9/11 Notre Dame, No. 3/3 Duke and No. 10/9 Connecticut) this season, the most since downing six ranked squads in the 1999-2000 season.
  • St. John's has two-straight wins against Connecticut for the first time since the 1999-2000 season, when St. John's posted three-straight wins against UConn between Jan. 16 and March 11.
  • St. John's scored 54 points in the second half, its most points scored in either half this season.
  • The Red Storm limited Kemba Walker, who entered the game averaging 23.2 points, to 15 points, his second-lowest point total of the season.
  • St. John's was 9-of-17 (52.9 percent) from long-range. The nine treys were the most since a 10-of-23 effort against Columbia on Nov. 17.
  • A 90.9 percent (20-of-22) effort from the charity stripe marked St. John's second game this season of shooting better than 90.0 percent from the line.
  • St. John's grabbed a season-high 43 rebounds and posted a +10 advantage (43-33) on the boards.
  • St. John's improves to 6-1 at Madison Square Garden. The Red Storm, which averages 69.8 points per game on the season, has averaged 74.4 points at MSG.

    Individual Notes

  • One game after leading St. John's with a career-high 32 points, Dwight Hardy set a new career-high with a 33-point effort and became the first St. John's player to score 30 in back-to-back games since 2003 when Marcus Hatten scored 31 and 30 against Seton Hall and Providence, respectively. The senior was 5-of-8 from long range to match a career-high in treys made in a game and has had at least three 3s in six games this season.
  • With a 20-point, 11-rebound effort, D.J. Kennedy posted the 12th double-double of his career and second this season. Kennedy also reached the 20-point plateau for the 13th time this year.
  • Paris Horne finished with 12 points to mark his third double-figure game in the past four contests and seventh overall this season.
  • Sean Evans, who racked up 19 points and 10 rebounds in his previous game against Connecticut, netted seven points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in a season-high 21 minutes of action.
  • Malik Boothe dished out four assists with zero turnovers. Boothe has four games this season with no turnovers and at least three assists.
  • Justin Brownlee finished with five points, seven rebounds and four assists. Brownlee has five games this season with at least five points, five rebounds and four assists.


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