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Postgame Notes: UNC Asheville 72 - St. John's 65

Jamal Branch had two points, three rebounds and two assists in his St. John's debut.

Jamal Branch had two points, three rebounds and two assists in his St. John's debut.

Dec. 21, 2012

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- Team Notes

  • St. John's scored 40 points in the first half, its third-highest point total in the opening half this season. The 40-point output marked the sixth time this season that the Red Storm has scored at least 40 points in either half.
  • The Red Storm shot 48.6 percent (17-of-35) in the first half, but shot just 36.4 percent (8-of-22) in the second half. St. John's totaled just 25 points in the second half, its third-lowest total in either half this year.
  • Holding a +4 margin (21-17) on the boards at halftime, St. John's finished the game with a -10 margin (40-30) on the glass
  • St. John's totaled 13 blocks on the night, its second-highest total of the season. Including a school-record 15 swats against Fordham (Dec. 8), the Red Storm has recorded at least 10 blocks in five games this season.
  • After committing just eight turnovers in each of the last three games, the Red Storm turned the ball over 13 times.

    Individual Notes

  • D'Angelo Harrison finished with a team-high 24 points to notch his ninth 20-point effort in 12 games this season. Harrison finished with three treys to record his ninth multi-trey performance of the year. Harrison is firing at a 46.7 percent clip (7-of-15) in the past two games.
  • JaKarr Sampson reached double-figures for the 10th-consecutive game with a 17-point night and also matched a career-high with four blocks. Sampson is averaging 19.0 points in the past four games.
  • Marc-Antoine Bourgault made his second-career start and finished with a career-high eight points. Bourgault finished 2-of-5 from long range and also matched a career-high with three rebounds. The junior is 5-of-11 (45.5 percent) from distance in the past three games.
  • Chris Obekpa made his second-consecutive start and finished with eight rebounds and six blocks. The freshman has blocked 26 shots in the past three games, good for an average of 8.7 per contest.
  • Jamal Branch made his St. John's debut and finished with two points, three rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes of action.


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