March 5, 2011
Box Score |
QUEENS, N.Y. -
St. John's finished the regular season 20-10, its first 20-win season since finishing 21-13 in 2002-03. The Red Storm also notched 20 wins in the regular season for the first time since 1999-00.
St. John's concluded the regular season tied for third in the BIG EAST standings, its best finish since finishing third in 2002.
The Red Storm outrebounded USF, 36-27. St.John's has grabbed more rebounds in each of the past four games.
St.John's shot 42.1 percent (24-for-57), surpassing the 40.0 percent mark for the 23rd time this season. St. John's is 18-5 in those games.
After shooting zero free throws in the first half, the Red Storm finished 18-of-25 from the charity stripe in the second half.
The Red Storm won for the sixth time this season when trailing at halftime.
St. John's improved to 8-0 this season when four players reach double-figures.
D.J. Kennedy scored 16 points to reach double-figures for the 17th time this season and 79th time in his career. The senior now has 1,493 points and sits in 12th place all-time, 43 points shy of moving into a tie for 11th place.
Dwight Hardy recorded at least three 3s for the ninth time this season. Hardy, who made at least one 3-pointer for the 16th-straight game, finished with 14 points and concluded the regular season averaging 18.1 points in conference play.
Held to just two points in the first half, Justin Brownlee finished with 13 to notch double-figures for the 21st time this season.
Paris Horne drained one 3-pointer and now has 144 career treys, just four shy of moving into a tie for second place all-time.
Sean Evans grabbed a season-high nine rebounds and also scored nine points, his most since tallying 10 against Duke on Jan. 30 at Madison Square Garden.
Justin Burrell scored five points and now has 995 in his career, five shy of becoming the 47th player in St. John's history to reach 1,000 points.
Malik Boothe recorded a game-high five assists, his fifth game this season with at least five assists.
Dwayne Polee II grabbed two rebounds in 10 minutes of action and is averaging 2.5 rebounds per game in the past four contests.