JaKarr Sampson scored a team-high 14 points for the Red Storm.
Feb. 24, 2013
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St. John's is now 2-5 against ranked teams this season.
The Red Storm shot just 31.6 percent (18-of-57) from the floor and is 1-8 this season when shooting at a lower percentage than its opposition.
St. John's finished +1 (38-37) on the boards against a Pitt squad that entered the game ranked second in the BIG EAST with a +6.6 rebounding margin.
The Red Storm had just seven assists, matching a season-low. St. John's also had only seven assists against San Francisco (Dec. 4).
St. John's was just 2-of-15 (13.3 percent) from long range, its fewest made 3s since finishing 0-for-4 from long range at DePaul (Jan. 19).
The Red Storm was held to just 20 points in the second half, its second-lowest point total in either half this season.
JaKarr Sampson scored a team-high 14 points, his 23rd game in double-figures this season.
Phil Greene IV reached double-figures for the 15th time this season with an 11-point effort.
Sir'Dominic Pointer grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and had a team-high three assists to go with six points. Pointer is averaging a team-best 7.5 boards in the past four games.
Chris Obekpa finished with four points, four rebounds and four blocks, his most swats since recording five against DePaul (Jan. 30). The freshman is averaging 8.0 rebounds in the past three games. Obekpa, who entered the game shooting 33.3 percent from the free throw line, went 2-of-2 from the charity stripe and is 7-of-8 in the past six games.
Marc-Antoine Bourgault scored for the seventh-straight game and finished with two points.
Jamal Branch played three minutes in his first action since suffering a knee injury on Feb. 2 at Georgetown.