Nov. 21, 2012
Box Score |
QUEENS, N.Y. -
St. John's shot 46.0 percent (29-of-63) from the floor, its second-highest field goal percentage of the season. The Red Storm has shot better than 44.0 percent in all five games this season.
The 53 points allowed by the Red Storm matched a season-low. St. John's also allowed just 53 points in a 64-53 win against Charleston (Nov. 15).
St. John's had 10 blocked shots on the night to record at least 10 in a game for the second time this season. The season-high of 12 was set against Detroit (Nov. 13) in the season-opener.
The Red Storm had just six turnovers on the night, tying a season-low, and also forced a season-high 18 miscues. St. John's improved to 2-1 on the season when committing fewer turnovers.
Freshman JaKarr Sampson scored a career-high 20 points to lead all scorers. Sampson has scored in double-figures in each of the last three games and is averaging 17.3 points per game in that same stretch.
The second leading scorer in the BIG EAST, D'Angelo Harrison finished with 17 points to notch his fifth double-figure scoring effort in as many games. Harrison finished 2-of-5 from beyond the arc and is firing at a 57.1 percent clip (8-of-14) from distance in the past two games.
Phil Greene IV finished with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting for his fourth double-figure game of the season. Greene is shooting 48.6 percent (17-of-35) from the floor in the past two games.
Chris Obekpa had a game-high six blocked shots. The big man is averaging 4.6 swats per game and has registered at least five blocks in three games this season, including a school-record eight in the season-opening win against Detroit (Nov. 13).
Felix Balamou scored for the third-straight game and set new career-highs in minutes played (22), rebounds (4) and blocked shots (3).