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.

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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