CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Justin Burrell and D.J. Kennedy each tallied ten points for the Red Storm, but the Miami Hurricanes held off St. John’s 66-47. St. John’s is now 4-1 on the season, while the Hurricanes remain unbeaten at 7-0.
Down 29-19 with 5:23 to go in the first, St. John’s used a 10-0 run to finish out the half and went into halftime tied at 29-29. Burrell tallied six points during the rally as he made four free throws and also added a jumper right before the buzzer.
A Kennedy 3-pointer gave the Red Storm a 32-31 lead just moments into the second half, but the Hurricanes would respond and later use a 10-0 run to take a 52-38 lead. After St. John’s cut got to within nine points at 52-43, the Hurricanes used another 10-0 spurt to go up 62-43.
For the Red Storm, Eugene Lawrence dished out a game high six assists on the night and also added eight points and six boards. Starting for the fourth time this season, Tomas Jasiulionis tied a career-high with seven boards.
St. John’s shot 18-of-60 from the floor (30.0%), but only earned 13 trips to the free throw line. Miami, meanwhile, benefited from 25 trips to the charity stripe and converted on 20-of-25 of those attempts.
-- Red Storm Media --