Georgetown 72, St. John's 48

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeff Green scored 24 points and Georgetown made 73 percent of its shots in the second half on the way to a 72-48 victory over St. John's on Thursday night.

The Hoyas trailed by 10 in the first half and 28-27 at the break, but ran away from the Red Storm (12-10, 3-6 Big East) in the second half at Madison Square Garden.

Georgetown (16-5, 6-2) scored the first 11 points of the second half, six by Jon Wallace, and went on a 22-5 run that virtually put the game away. Patrick Ewing Jr.'s three-point play closed out the surge.

Green hit consecutive jumpers to make it 55-35 with 9:12 left.

Wallace finished with 13 points and Green went 9-for-13 from the field.

Avery Patterson scored 16 points to lead the Red Storm, who shot 32 percent in the second half.

The Hoyas have won five of seven against St. John's, including the last three. St. John's leads the overall series 50-38.

The Red Storm dominated most of the first half, taking the lead with a 10-2 run. Patterson made two 3-pointers in the spurt.

After Green's jumper cut the lead to 16-12, St. John's outscored the Hoyas 8-2 and went up 26-16 on Tomas Jasiulionis' jumper.

DaJuan Summers, Wallace and Green made 3-pointers to draw the Hoyas within a point by halftime.