St. Johns Stuns Georgetown, 64-59, In BIG EAST First Round|
March 10, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Paris Horne scored 23 points as St. John's beat Georgetown, 64-59, on Tuesday. The win was the Red Storm's first in the BIG EAST tournament since 2003.
Sean Evans had 12 points and 13 rebounds for St. John's (16-16), which made just one appearance in the tournament at Madison Square Garden over the past five years. The 13th-seeded Red Storm advanced to the second round where it will face fifth-seeded and 21st-ranked Marquette on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Horne led three Red Storm players who reached double figures in scoring. The sophomore was 7-of-17 from the field, 2-of-6 from long range and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line. Sophomore D.J. Kennedy added 14 points, going 4-of-10 from the field, 1-of-3 from 3-point range and 5-of-7 from the charity stripe. Sean Evans recorded a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. The sophomore was 4-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
Chris Wright had 14 points and Greg Monroe added 13 for the 12th-seeded Hoyas (16-14), who were ranked as high as No. 9 in the country this season but have lost 11 of their last 15 games.
Georgetown used a 12-0 run to take a 49-46 lead with 6:04 to play. Horne's three-point play with 3:42 left gave the Red Storm the lead for good at 53-52, and it went 6-of-7 from the free throw line the rest of the way, finishing 24-of-29 from there for the game.