Scores

Final

St. John's 52

(11-9, 2-6 Big East)

West Virginia 75

(15-5, 4-3 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, January 28, 2009

    WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia

    1 2 T
    SJU 20 3252
    WVU 36 3975

    Top Performers

    St. John's: P. Horne 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    West Virginia: A. Ruoff 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl

    West Virginia 75, St. John's 52

    Associated Press

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Da'Sean Butler scored 21 points to lead West Virginia to a 75-52 win over St. John's on Wednesday night.

    The Mountaineers (15-5, 4-3 Big East Conference) used a stifling defensive effort in the first half to build a 36-20 halftime lead. WVU scored 13 points off of 13 Red Storm turnovers and limited St. John's to just 34 percent shooting from the field in the opening half.

    West Virginia pushed its lead to 31 points on a 3-pointer with 5:38 remaining in the second half. St. John's was never able to trim the deficit to less than 16 points.

    Alex Ruoff added 17 for the Mountaineers, while Devin Ebanks chipped in 10.

    Paris Horne led St. John's (11-9, 2-6) with 16 points, while D.J. Kennedy netted 14. Kennedy

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SJU
    WVU
    Points 52 75
    FG Made-Attempted 18-49 (.367) 28-63 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-6 (.167) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 11-12 (.917)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 32

    2008-09 Season

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