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LoVett, Clark II lead St. John's to 77-61 win over UNO

NEW YORK (AP) Marcus LoVett had 23 points, hitting five from long range, and Marvin Clark II added 15 points as St. John's defeated New Orleans 77-61 in the season opener on Friday night.

Shamorie Ponds added 12 points while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out six assists for St. John's. Bashir Ahmed chipped in 10 points.

The Red Storm nailed 12 of 30 from beyond the arc while limiting New Orleans to just 4 of 14 from distance. St. John's also made 25 of 56 from the floor and hit 15 of 19 free throw attempts.

Travin Thibodeaux led the Privateers with 18 points and seven rebounds. Jorge Rosa added 10 points with six boards.

Clark hit a trey and LoVett made two free throws to give the Red Storm a 35-28 advantage late in the first half as St. John's took a 37-28 lead into the break.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo New Orleans 0-1 283361
home team logo St. John's 1-0 374077
Team Stats
away team logo New Orleans 0-1 75.5 PPG 40.3 RPG 17.8 APG
home team logo St. John's 1-0 82.6 PPG 35.6 RPG 15.4 APG
Key Players
33
E. Charles 13.3 PPG 4.8 RPG 2.0 APG 52.6 FG%
2
S. Ponds 23.2 PPG 2.8 RPG 5.0 APG 52.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB