Kennedy surges St. John's past South Florida 74-58Feb 20, 2010 - 8:25 PM TAMPA, Fla.(AP) -- D.J. Kennedy scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, helping St. John's to a 74-58 victory against South Florida on Saturday.
Paris Horne had 11 points and Malik Boothe added 10 for St. John's (15-11, 5-9 Big East), a winner for the third time in four games after losing five in a row. Justin Burrell contributed seven points and 10 rebounds for the Red Storm.
Dominique Jones and Mike Mercer each scored 17, and Chris Howard finished with 14 points and five assists for South Florida (16-10, 6-8). The Bulls entered the game with four consecutive home victories and five of seven overall.
St. John's scored 10 unanswered points to close a first half that included six lead changes with a 35-24 lead. The streak reached 16 points after the break, the eventual margin of victory, but South Florida immediately answered with a 15-3 run to cut the deficit to four.
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ST JOHNS 74
SOUTH FLORIDA 58 FINAL
Feb 20 2:08 PM
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HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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ST. JOHN'S 35 35
SOUTH FLORIDA 24 24 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
ST. JOHN'S - SEAN EVANS 6, MALIK BOOTHE 5,
D.J. KENNEDY 5
SOUTH FLORIDA - CHRIS HOWARD 7, DOMINIQUE JONES 7,
ANTHONY CRATER 5
Feb 20 12:45 PM
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