St Johns Defeats Duke 93-78
The St. John’s Red Storm beat handily the Duke Blue Devils 93-78 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday before 19,390 fans. St. John’s played tough, gritty team basketball with energy and passion. The Red Storm rose to the occasion in a marquee matchup, topping the #3 nationally ranked Dukies.
Dwight Hardy netted 26 points, and Jason Brownlee scored 20 points and had 9 rebounds. D.J. Kennedy and Sean Evans each scored 10 points for the Johnnies, who had played 8 nationally ranked team in a row this month. Duke, being the 8th team, The St. John’s Red Storm (12-8) sent a message that they are a strong team, and will not be ignored in the flurry of wins and losses among the college elite.
Duke missed many three point attempts, and played a sub-par game, and the Red Storm pounced on each miss, coming down the floor and making a nice pass to the open man for a basket. St. John’s had 21 assists to Duke’s 9 in the contest.