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Harrison, St. John's pull away from FDU

Dec 11, 2014 - 5:11 AM Queens, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - D'Angelo Harrison dropped 26 points and No. 24 St. John's toppled Fairleigh Dickinson 74-52 on Wednesday.

Harrison shot 8-for-14 from the floor and sank all eight of his free throws for the Red Storm (7-1), winners in three straight following their lone loss of the season to Gonzaga.

"Naturally as a coach, I'm never satisfied," said St. John's coach Steve Lavin. "If we intend to make a postseason run, we have to keep elevating every facet of play."

Phil Greene IV added 16 points and Chris Obekpa had a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double while also providing his usual rim protection with six blocks.

Obekpa has blocked at least two shots in every game this season.

"It doesn't matter offensively or defensively, whichever way I can help the team, I just do in there and do it," Obekpa said. "Even if it's defense all day, that's what I have to do."

Mustafaa Jones led the Knights (3-5) with 18 points.

Four different players scored in the opening segment for St. John's, which led 8-4 at the first media timeout and never trailed in the contest.

Harrison's jumper at 14:18 made it a seven-point game, and Greene's triple five minutes later extended the spread to 22-12.

It was 39-25 at halftime.

Sir'Dominic Pointer's dunk at 12:30 gave the Red Storm a 51-34 lead, but consecutive 3-pointers out of a timeout by Jones and Matt MacDonald had FDU within 11.

It was down to 10 when Harrison made four straight free throws and Obekpa added a tip-in to keep the Knights at arm's length.

Game Notes

Harrison has scored in double digits every game this season ... St. John's is 5-0 at home ... St. John's shot 29-for-51 from the floor, while FDU hit just 19-of-50.








  • FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON: 52
    ST. JOHN'S: 74
    Final

    Dec 10 10:07 PM


  • FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON: 25
    ST. JOHN'S: 39
    Halftime

    Dec 10 8:52 PM
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  • FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON: 0
    ST. JOHN'S: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Dec 10 8:07 PM