St. John's 46

(8-11, 2-7 Big East)

(23) Connecticut 68

(14-5, 6-3 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, February 5, 2005

    XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut

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    SJU 23 2346
    #23CONN 34 3468

    Top Performers

    St. John's: D. Hill 22 Pts, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Connecticut: D. Brown 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    St. Johns (8-10) at No. 20 Connecticut (13-5) 12:00 pm EST

    STORRS, Connecticut (Ticker) -- No. 20 Connecticut hopes to continue its hot shooting when it faces St. John's in a Big East Conference meeting Saturday.

    The Huskies shot nearly 74 percent (14-of-19) from the floor in the second half and made a season-high 30 free throws in a 81-76 victory over Villanova on Wednesday.

    Rashad Anderson scored 21 points and Rudy Gay added 17 for Connecticut, which was victorious in Jim Calhoun's 1,000th game as a college coach.

    Marcus Williams averages 7.7 assists, which leads the Big East and ranks second in the nation. He had recorded 25 assists in his last two games, including a school-record 16 against Notre Dame on Sunday.

    The Red Storm broke a three-game losing streak Wednesday by defeating Rutgers, 53-52, despite shooting a season-low 28 percent (17-of-64).

    Lamont Hamilton scored 16 points, including the game-winning basket with 5.5 seconds remaining, and grabbed 16 rebounds. Daryll Hill added 14 points for St. John's, which had a 51-33 rebounding advantage.

    The Red Storm lead the series with Connecticut, 32-21, but the Huskies have won 31 of their last 35 games at Gampel Pavilion.


    School Info

    Conference Big East American
    Nickname Red Storm Huskies
    Type Private Public

    2004-05 Season

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