NEW YORK (AP) St. John's coach Steve Lavin called a timeout when the Red Storm's 16-point lead over Seton Hall had been cut one with 4:21 to play. He was surprised with what he saw.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) Freshman JaKarr Sampson had 21 points and seven rebounds and St. John's won its third straight with a 72-60 victory over Rutgers Wednesday night.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Jamal Branch scored 18 points to lead St. John's to a 71-62 victory over DePaul on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) JaKarr Sampson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half and St. John's handed No. 20 Notre Dame its second straight loss, 67-63 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.