Setonhall 29 47 76
Stjohns 35 42 77
Date of game: 1/23/2014

Recap: St Johns vs. Seton Hall

Queens, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Despite missing 3-of-4 foul shots in the final 30 seconds the St. Johns Red Storm were able to come away with a 77-76 victory for their first Big East win of the season over the Seton Hall Pirates at Carnesecca Arena.

D'Angelo Harrison, Jakarr Sampson and Orlando Sanchez all scored 16 points for the Red Storm (11-8, 1-5 Big East) who have now won their last two games. Reserve Jamal Branch scored 11 and Sir'Dominic Pointer added 10 points.

Sterling Gibbs led the Pirates (11-8, 2-4) with 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Brian Oliver added 19 points while Patrik Auda and Fuquan Edwin both scored 12. The Pirates have now lost four of their past five games.

The Red Storm took a 35-29 lead into the half despite letting the Pirates shoot 11-of-22 from the floor in the opening frame. The Red Storm shot just 43.3 percent in the frame comparatively, but took an additional eight shots from the floor as well as four additional free throws.

In the second half the Red Storm improved their shooting to 59.3 percent from the floor to take a 65-48 lead with just nine minutes remaining. Auda then led the Pirates back by scoring nine points in an 11-2 stretch. The lead was cut down even further to 76-73 with just 27 seconds remaining after an old-fashion 3-point play by Edwin. The Red Storm were able to make just 1-of-4 foul shots from that point on, but that one make proved to be the difference in the game.

The Red Storm bench outscored the Pirates' by a margin of 22-6.

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