Florida Gulf Coast vs St. John's

St. John's 79, Florida Gulf Coast 68

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NEW YORK (AP) - D'Angelo Harrison scored 20 points and St. John's pulled away for a 79-68 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday.

Sir'Dominic Pointer contributed 15 points and JaKarr Sampson had 12 for the Red Storm (4-2), who bounced back from consecutive losses to Murray State and Baylor in the Charleston Classic. Pointer, a reserve, also had eight rebounds to help St. John's to a 33-31 edge on the glass.

Bernard Thompson led the Eagles (4-3) with 20 points, and Sherwood Brown finished with 15. Florida Gulf Coast committed 17 turnovers.

Chase Fieler made a 3-pointer to give the Eagles a 45-44 lead with 15:21 left, but St. John's responded with an 11-2 run. Harrison started the spurt with a layup and Sampson's jumper made it 55-47 with 11:40 to go.

Harrison connected on a 3-pointer to make it 60-50 at the 7:52 mark, and the Red Storm maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Fieler finished with 11 points and seven boards for the Eagles, who are at Samford on Wednesday.

St. John's hosts South Carolina in the SEC/Big East Challenge on Thursday.

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Florida Gulf Coast (4-3)323668
St. John's (4-2) «324779

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Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
C. Fieler, F294-80-071111
E. McKnight, F253-72-22018
B. Thompson, G349-161-254420
S. Brown, G336-121-251315
B. Comer, G212-41-11425
E. Murray191-32-23034
D. Graf180-20-03320
C. Varidel132-60-03004
F. Cvjeticanin80-31-22001
Totals 27-618-1131131668
 44.3%72.7% 
St. John's Red Storm
J. Sampson, F315-92-242112
C. Jones, F122-30-10004
D. Harrison, G357-134-432020
P. Greene IV, G345-120-032110
F. Balamou, G174-50-03248
S. Pointer286-83-786215
C. Obekpa191-31-24143
A. Garrett182-40-06234
M. Bourgault61-30-00003
Totals 33-6010-1633171579
 55%62.5% 
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU12-226-885
Lipscomb11-320-13189
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328

Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova15-332-41
Butler12-625-915
Creighton10-825-1026
Seton Hall10-821-1244
Providence10-820-1356
Marquette10-819-1361
Xavier9-924-1437
St. Johns7-1114-19140
Georgetown5-1314-18107
DePaul2-169-23236
 
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MEMP 52 Final
NIOWA 47
VCU 65 Final
MIZZ 68
IAST 70 Final
UNLV 82
CHRL 63 Final
BAYL 59
DUKE 76 Final
LOU 71
CINCY 77 Final
ORE 66
AZST 73 Final
CREI 87