Marquette 20 39 59
Stjohns 33 41 74
Date of game: 2/1/2014

Recap: St Johns vs. Marquette

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - D'Angelo Harrison notched a game-high 27 points for the St. John's Red Storm, who knocked off the Marquette Golden Eagles, 74-59, in Big East play at Madison Square Garden.

Harrison shot 7-of-16 from the field for the Red Storm (13-9, 3-6 Big East), who have won four of their last five games. Jakarr Sampson contributed 10 points. Chris Obekpa accounted for seven points, seven rebounds and an impressive seven blocked shots.

Derrick Wilson logged 14 points for the Golden Eagles (12-10, 4-5), who have lost three of their last five. Deonte Burton (11 points), Jake Thomas (11) and Davante Gardner (10) also reached double figures.

The Golden Eagles struggled mightily in the opening half where they shot just 26.7 percent from the field. The Red Storm, on the other hand, hit 46.2 percent and took a 33-20 lead into halftime.

In the second half the Eagles improved to 41.7 percent from the floor, but the Red Storm kept up the pressure at 46.7 percent as their lead ballooned 26 points with 7:07 left to play.

St. John's outscored the visitors 21-6 in points off turnovers and 14-5 on fast-break points in the lopsided decision.

Game Notes

Memphis, Fuente agree to extension

With the school's first bowl appearance in six years on the horizon, Memphis announced Thursday it has awarded head football coach Justin Fuente with a contract extension.

Kemp trade on hold over medicals

The San Diego Padres are considering whether or not to finalize or void their agreed-upon trade for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp due to results over the outfielder's physical, according to a report from USA Today.

Mavs get Rondo from Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo on Thursday, dealing three players and two draft picks to the Boston Celtics for the All- Star point guard, according to multiple reports.

Crosby back in lineup

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was in the lineup for Thursday's home game against the Colorado Avalanche.

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