Scores

Final

St. John's 61

(17-8, 9-3 Big East)

(17) Rutgers 52

(17-7, 6-5 Big East)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

5:00 PM ET, February 12, 2012

Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

1 2 T
SJU 32 2961
#17RUTG 19 3352

Top Performers

St. John's: N. McKenith 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

Rutgers: K. Rushdan 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Nadirah McKenith scores 18 as St. John's upsets Rutgers

Associated Press

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Kim Barnes Arico became the winningest coach for St. John's when the Red Storm defeated Rutgers 61-52 on Sunday.

Nadirah McKenith led the Red Storm with 18 points. Da'Shena Stevens scored 16 and Shenneika Smith had 11. Khadijah Rushdan led Rutgers (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) with 17 points.

St. John's (17-8, 9-3 Big East) won its fourth straight. Rutgers lost its fourth straight (17-7, 6-5).

Despite missing 21 of its first 25 shots, Rutgers trailed only 18-16. But Rutgers' poor shooting eventually caught up to it, and St. John's pulled away to lead 32-19 at the half.

Rutgers got as close as four points with 47 seconds to play.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJU
RUTG
Points 61 52
FG Made-Attempted 19-42 (.452) 17-61 (.279)
3P Made-Attempted 2-3 (.667) 1-8 (.125)
FT Made-Attempted 21-33 (.636) 17-24 (.708)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 17 2

Game Leaders

 
SJU
RUTG
PointsN. McKenith 18K. Rushdan 17
ReboundsD. Stevens 8M. Oliver 14
AssistsN. McKenith 6B. Laney 3
StealsN. McKenith 3B. Laney 1
BlocksD. Stevens 2M. Oliver 2

2011-12 Season

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