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St. John's beats St. Francis, NY 77-60

St. John's beats St. Francis, NY 77-60

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Harrison scored 25 points and JaKarr Sampson had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead St. John's to a 77-60 victory over St. Francis, N.Y., on Saturday at the Barclays Center.

Sir'Dominic Pointer added 12 points - all in the second half - for the Red Storm (8-3), and freshman Chris Obekpa blocked nine shots, two off the school record he set last Saturday against Fordham.

Jalen Cannon had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Terriers (2-7), whose campus is less than 2 miles from the Barclays Center. Akeem Johnson had 13 points and 11 rebounds for St. Francis.

The Red Storm, who led 45-35 at halftime, took a 56-41 lead 8 minutes into the second half. St, Francis closed within six points before Pointer scored six points in a run that gave the Red Storm a 66-49 lead.

St. John's shot 43.5 percent for the game (30 of 69), including making six of 14 3-point attempts. The Terriers shot 31.3 percent (21 of 67) and made seven of 24 3-point attempts. St. Francis managed to stay even on the boards at 47-47.

The game was St. John's first in Brooklyn since Dec. 10, 1958, when the then-Redmen beat Brooklyn College 93-68.

St. John's, which is located in the borough of Queens, was founded in Brooklyn in 1870. The Redmen were tough at home in Brooklyn, compiling a 156-11 record (93.4 winning percentage) in DeGray Gym from 1932-56. Their last game in that building was a 103-65 win over Roanoke on Dec. 8, 1956. St. John's moved into Alumni Hall in Queens which has since been renamed Carnesecca Arena in honor of former coach and Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer Lou Carnesecca.

Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

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Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

DALLAS — Jahvon Blair matched his career-high with 21 points as Georgetown defeated SMU 91-74 on Saturday night.

Mac McClung had 19 points and seven assists for Georgetown (6-3). Omer Yurtseven added 19 points and Jamorko Pickett had 11 for the visitors.

Kendric Davis had 17 points for the Mustangs (8-1), whose eight-game season-opening winning streak ended. Feron Hunt added 17 points. Tyson Jolly had 16 points and six rebounds.

Georgetown plays Syracuse at home next Saturday. SMU takes on Georgia on the road next Friday.

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

RICHMOND, Va. — Marcus Santos-Silva posted 13 points as VCU topped Old Dominion 69-57 on Saturday night.

Issac Vann had 10 points for VCU (7-2). Marcus Evans added 10 points. De'Riante Jenkins had six rebounds for the hosts.

Malik Curry had 11 points for the Monarchs (3-7), who have now lost six games in a row. Xavier Green added 11 points. Dajour Dickens had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

VCU plays Missouri State at home next Sunday. Old Dominion matches up against Illinois on the road next Saturday.

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