Northeastern vs St. John's

Northeastern 78, St. John's 64

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NEW YORK (AP) - Joel Smith scored 29 points, including knocking down 7 of 12 from beyond the arc, to lead Northeastern in a 78-64 win over St. John's on Saturday.

The Huskies hit 9 of 18 (50 percent) from long range compared to just a 2 of 16 (12.5 percent) performance by the Red Storm.

Jonathan Lee added 17 points for Northeastern (3-1), while Kauri Black had 12 and Kashief Edwards chipped in 11.

Smith knocked down a 3-pointer just 27 seconds in for the game's first points, setting a tone for the Huskies. They led by two points at the break, but St. John's fought back to claim a 43-42 lead with 13:41 left to play.

But another big 3 by Smith pulled Northeastern back ahead, 45-43, and his next 3-pointer capped an 8-0 run. Northeastern led the rest of the way.

God'sgift Achiuwa led St. John's (4-3) with 17 points.

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Northeastern Huskies
K. Black, F376-110-375512
K. Edwards, F204-103-352211
J. Lee, G395-116-662017
J. Smith, G3810-202-2103329
A. Bigby, G160-00-24330
Q. Ford243-100-19117
R. Spencer161-20-01242
R. Pierson60-10-00110
M. Banegas-Flores40-30-02000
Totals 29-6811-1745191978
 42.6%64.7% 
St. John's Red Storm
M. Harkless, F333-101-28328
S. Pointer, F174-60-02048
N. Lindsey, G356-154-462316
D. Harrison, G302-104-43148
P. Greene, G292-60-01115
G. Achiuwa386-95-890117
M. Stith181-20-00322
Totals 24-5814-1835101764
 41.4%77.8% 
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Xavier8-818-1126
Marquette8-817-1172
St. Johns7-913-16126
Georgetown5-1114-1592
DePaul2-149-20230
 
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