College Sports

St. John's storms past No. 3 Blue Devils

Teams that beat Duke have reason to celebrate. Teams that blow Duke out of the building should be able to party all night.

So, how long will the St. John's players be allowed to celebrate Sunday's 93-78 victory over No. 3 Duke — a game in New York that wasn't as close as the final score indicated?

"Coach Lav said we had two hours to celebrate and then we have to get ready for Rutgers," senior forward Justin Burrell said, referring to first-year coach Steve Lavin and the Red Storm's next opponent on Wednesday.

Two hours? It will take longer than that just to go over the highlight plays of a game that St. John's had won by halftime. Those last 20 minutes were just a formality.

"I felt like we were ready. The guys wanted to play this game," Duke guard Nolan Smith said. "We wanted to be here but they came out from the jump ball and kicked our butts."

It wasn't that St. John's (12-8) beat the Blue Devils (19-2), it was the way it happened.

St. John's was finishing a stretch of eight straight games against ranked teams. This win gave them three wins in that span. It was enough to have Lavin waving his arms to the crowd at a media timeout in the second half.

"You're caught up in the moment of the game and I wanted St. John's fans to come to the party in terms of supporting the players on the court," Lavin said. "We had this arduous stretch of games and having lost five of six, at that moment it was just wanting to jumper cable the crowd and bring energy for our players because they deserved a pat on the back and some appreciation for the yeoman's effort and the cohesive brand of basketball they had been playing against the defending national champion."

DUKE (19-2): Ma. Plumlee 0-2 2-2 2, Singler 7-17 5-6 20, Kelly 2-4 3-4 7, Smith 10-19 10-14 32, Curry 1-5 0-0 3, Thornton 1-2 1-1 3, Hairston 0-2 0-0 0, Dawkins 3-8 0-0 7, Mi. Plumlee 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 26 -62 21-27 78.

ST. JOHN'S (12-8): Polee Jr. 0-2 0-0 0, Kennedy 4-5 2-2 10, Brownlee 7-13 6-8 20, Hardy 9-13 6-6 26, Horne 4-9 6-7 15, Boothe 1-2 2-6 4, Evans 5-5 0-0 10, Burrell 2-6 4-4 8. Totals 32-55 26-33 93.

Halftime—St. John's 46-25. 3-Point Goals—Duke 5-26 (Smith 2-6, Curry 1-5, Dawkins 1-6, Singler 1-7, Thornton 0-1, Kelly 0-1), St. John's 3-5 (Hardy 2-3, Horne 1-2). Fouled Out—Burrell, Thornt on. Rebounds—Duke 32 (Kelly 9), St. John's 32 (Brownlee 9). Assists—Duke 9 (Smith 4), St. John's 21 (Brownlee, Horne 6). Total Fouls—Duke 26, St. John's 24. Technicals—Smith, Thornton, Burrell, Evans. A—19,353.

No. 25 Mich. St. 84, Ind. 83, OT

INDIANA (11-11): Hulls 6-16 4-4 17, Watford 5-15 7-10 21, Rivers 3-7 3-5 10, Sheehey 4-6 0-0 8, Pritchard 1-3 0-3 2, Oladipo 5-5 0-0 11, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Wayer 0-0 0-0 0, Capobianco 0-0 0-0 0, Roth 4-5 0-0 12 , Elston 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 29-59 14-22 83.

MICHIGAN ST. (13-8): Lucas 8-18 7-8 26, Roe 3-6 4-7 10, Appling 1-5 0-0 3, Summers 6-16 3-3 17, Green 7-15 3-4 19, Payne 0-0 0-0 0, Thornton 0-1 0-0 0, Kebler 0-1 0-0 0, Nix 3-4 3-5 9, Sherman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 2 8-66 20-27 84.

Halftime—Indiana 43-40. End Of Regulation—Tied 79. 3-Point Goals—Indiana 11-21 (Roth 4-5, Watford 4-8, Oladipo 1-1, Rivers 1-2, Hulls 1-5), Michigan St. 8-23 (Lucas 3-7, Green 2-4, Summers 2- 7, Appling 1-4, Thornton 0-1). Fouled Out—Roe. Rebounds—Indiana 36 (Pritchard 7), Michigan St. 36 (Green 13). Assists—Indiana 14 (Hulls 4), Michigan St. 18 (Green 5). Total Fouls—Indiana 22, Michigan St. 18. A—14,797.

No. 25 Mich. St. 84, Ind. 83, OT

INDIANA (11-11): Hulls 6-16 4-4 17, Watford 5-15 7-10 21, Rivers 3-7 3-5 10, Sheehey 4-6 0-0 8, Pritchard 1-3 0-3 2, Oladipo 5-5 0-0 11, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Capobianco 0-0 0-0 0, Roth 4-5 0-0 12, Elston 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 29-59 14-22 83.

MICHIGAN ST. (13-8): Lucas 8-18 7-8 26, Roe 3-6 4-7 10, Appling 1-5 0-0 3, Summers 6-16 3-3 17, Green 7-15 3-4 19, Payne 0-0 0-0 0, Thornton 0-1 0-0 0, Kebler 0-1 0-0 0, Nix 3-4 3-5 9, Sherman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 2 8-66 20-27 84.

Halftime—Indiana 43-40. End Of Regulation—Tied 79. 3-Point Goals—Indiana 11-21 (Roth 4-5, Watford 4-8, Oladipo 1-1, Rivers 1-2, Hulls 1-5), Michigan St. 8-23 (Lucas 3-7, Green 2-4, Summers 2- 7, Appling 1-4, Thornton 0-1). Fouled Out—Roe. Rebounds—Indiana 36 (Pritchard 7), Michigan St. 36 (Green 13). Assists—Indiana 14 (Hulls 4), Michigan St. 18 (Green 5). Total Fouls—Indiana 22, Mic higan St. 18. A—14,797.

Top 25 Women

No. 1 Baylor 63, No. 6 T. A&M 60

BAYLOR (19-1): Sims 8-21 8-8 25, Hayden 2-4 1-2 7, Jones 1-6 3-4 5, Williams 1-1 0-0 2, Griner 6-10 5-8 17, Madden 0-1 0-0 0, Pope 1-2 5-5 7. Totals 19-45 22-27 63.

TEXAS A&M (18-2): Carter 2-9 2-2 8, White 7-18 3-3 18, Elonu 2-6 0-0 4, Adams 4-16 5-6 13, Colson 5-12 3-4 14, Baker 0-1 0-0 0, Gilbert 0-2 3-4 3, Assarian 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-64 16-19 60.

Halftime—Baylor 36-26. 3-Point Goals—Baylor 3-8 (Hayden 2-2, Sims 1-5, Jones 0-1), Texas A&M 4-18 (Carter 2-3, White 1-3, Colson 1-7, Adams 0-5). Fouled Out—Adams. Rebounds—Baylor 40 (Griner 12), Texas A&M 36 (Adams 11). Assists—Baylor 9 (Jones 4), Texas A&M 7 (Colson 4). Total Fouls—Baylor 16, Texas A&M 20. A—13,162.

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