Postgame Notes: No. 17/18 St. John's 65 - Rutgers 63

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St. John's senior guard Dwight Hardy (12) lays in a finger roll over a Rutgers defender

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St. John's senior guard Dwight Hardy (12) lays in a finger roll over a Rutgers defender
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March 9, 2011

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  Team Notes

  • St. John's advances to the BIG EAST Quarterfinals for the 20th time in program history and for the first time since 2003.
  • St. John's has 21 wins for the first time since 1999-2000 when the squad finished 25-8.
  • St. John's shot 45.8 percent (22-of-48) from the field, surpassing the 40.0 percent plateau for the 24th time this season. The Red Storm is 19-5 in such contests this season.
  • The Red Storm improved to 6-2 in day games and to 9-0 this season when four players finish in double-figures.
  • St. John's shot 18-of-23 (78.3 percent) from the free throw line, improving to 13-5 when making at least 70.0 percent of its free throws.

    Individual Notes

  • Dwight Hardy tallied a game-high 17 points to reach double-figures for the 27th time this season. Hardy, who had made at least one 3-pointer in 16-straight games, was held without a 3-pointer for the first time since Jan. 8 at Notre Dame.
  • Justin Brownlee finished 6-of-11 from the field to reach double-figures for the 22nd time this season with a 13-point effort. The senior is averaging 13.0 points, while shooting 50.0 percent (11-of-22) from the field in the past two games.
  • D.J. Kennedy made a pair of 3s for the second-straight game, finishing 2-of-2 from long range. Kennedy is shooting 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from beyond the arc in the past two games and is shooting 40.0 percent (8-of-20) from long range in the past seven games.
  • Sean Evans grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and added 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor. Evans is averaging 11.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in the past two games, while shooting 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from the floor and 80.0 percent (8-of-10) from the line.
  • Malik Boothe finished with five assists for the second-straight game and has had at least five assists in six contests this season.
  • In his BIG EAST Tournament debut, Dwayne Polee II grabbed his first-career postseason start and finished with two points and three rebounds in nine minutes.
  • Justin Burrell had two points and now has 997 career points, just three shy of becoming the 47th St. John's player to reach 1,000 points.

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