Scores

Final

St. John's 63

(17-13, 4-12 Big East)

Syracuse 61

(16-14, 5-11 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, March 6, 2009

    1 2 T
    SJU 27 3663
    SYR 32 2961

    Top Performers

    St. John's: K. Mcmanmon 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Syracuse: J. Ward 11 Pts, 5 Reb

    St. John's 63, Syracuse 61

    Associated Press

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Sky Lindsay hit a jump shot with just under 2 seconds left to lift St. John's to a 63-61 win over Syracuse Friday in the first-round of the Big East Conference tournament.

    Lindsay had made just 3-of-16 shots before the 15-foot game winner. She finished with 8 points.

    Kelly McManmon had 14 to lead St. John's (17-13) and Da'Shena Stevens chipped in 12.

    Juanita Ward had 11 points and Chandrea Jones 10 for Syracuse which ends its season 16-14.

    St. John's trailed by as many as 11 in the second half before it made its run. Kristin Moore's jumper with just under 4 minutes left gave the Red Storm a 56-54 lead.

    Jones hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to tie the game for Syracuse.

    St. John's, which came into the tournament having lost six of its last seven, will play No. 20 Notre Dame in the second round Saturday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SJU
    SYR
    Points 63 61
    FG Made-Attempted 28-69 (.406) 25-61 (.410)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 5

    Game Leaders

     
    SJU
    SYR
    PointsK. Mcmanmon 14J. Ward 11
    ReboundsD. Stevens 9C. Jones 15
    AssistsS. Lindsay 4C. Jones 3
    StealsK. Moore 1E. Morrow 3
    BlocksK. Mcmanmon 2C. Jones 2

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Feb 14, 2009 SYR 79, @SJU 78Recap | Box Score
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