For the first time this season, St. John's was held under 70 points. The Red Storm had averaged 75.7 points per game entering the night.
St. John's opened the game on an 8-0 run prompting St. Francis to call a timeout at the 15:37 mark.
D.J. Kennedy notched his second double-double of the season, and the fourth of his career, with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Kennedy has reached double-figures five times this year.
For the fourth time this year, Malik Boothe reached double-figures with a 12 point effort. Boothe also added five assists and is averaging 5.7 assists per game on the year. The sophomore has tallied at least five assists in six of seven games.
With 13 points, Paris Horne tallied double-figures for the fifth straight game. In four games since entering the starting rotation, Horne is averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 34.5 minutes.
Dele Coker tallied three blocks for the second-straight game. Coker has 10 blocks on the season, including eight in the past three games.
St. John's held St. Francis to 38.3 percent shooting from the floor marking the fifth time this season that the Red Storm has held the opposition under 40.0 percent. St. John's is 5-0 in such contests.
The Red Storm won the battle of the boards for the sixth time this season, posting a 38-32 advantage.