Red Storm Steamrolls Bulls On The Road, 74-58, To Win Three Of Last Four|
Feb. 20, 2010
TAMPA, Fla. - D. J. Kennedy scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and Anthony Mason Jr. reached the 1,000-point milestone as St. John's defeated the University of South Florida, 74-58,on Saturday.
St. John's (15-11, 5-9 BIG EAST) has won two-straight road games and has won three of the past four games overall. The win marked the 11th road win in the Norm Roberts Era.
Mason Jr. entered the day with 993 career points and scored seven to become the 45th St. John's player to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
Paris Horne was 3-for-3 from long range and finished with 11 points, while Malik Boothe added 10 points. Justin Burrell contributed seven points and 10 rebounds for the Red Storm, which shot a season-high 58.7 percent (27-of-46) from the field.
The Red Storm also racked up 17 assists, while committing just 10 turnovers. Boothe, Kennedy and Mason Jr. had four assists apiece.
Dominique Jones and Mike Mercer each scored 17, and Chris Howard finished with 14 points and five assists for South Florida (16-10, 6-8). The Bulls entered the game with four consecutive home victories and five of seven overall.
St. John's scored 10 unanswered points to close a first half that included six lead changes with a 35-24 lead. The streak reached 16 points after the break, the eventual margin of victory, but USF immediately answered with a 15-3 run to cut the deficit to four.
St. John's returns to action on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m., hosting Marquette at Carnesecca Arena.