St. John's Upsets No. 3 Duke, 93-78, At MSG

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St. John's 93, Duke 78 Final Score: No. 3 Blue Devils Upset By Red Storm

Behind senior guard Dwight Hardy's team-best 26 points and a 20-8 first half run Sunday afternoon, the St. John's Red Storm upset No. 3 Duke Blue Devils, 93-78, in a non-conference contest at Madison Square Garden. St. John's snapped its seven-game losing streak to Duke (19-2, 6-2 ACC), which hadn't lost to the Red Storm (12-8, 5-5 Big East) since March of 2003. Duke became the fifth Top-10 team to be upset this weekend -- No. 5 Connecticut Huskies, No. 7 Villanova Wildcats, No. 9 BYU Cougars and No. 10 Syracuse Orange all lost on Saturday.

Hardy netted 12 first-half points to help the Johnnies take a 46-25 lead into halftime. Duke began the game with a 4-0 advantage but St. John's responded with a 20-8 run, helped by eight points from Hardy, to take a 20-12 lead with 8:54 to go in the half. The Johnnies then outscored Duke 26-13 to take a 21-point lead into the half. For much of the second half, St. John's kept a 20-point advantage until Duke made a 10-2 run to make it 77-62 with about four minutes remaining. Duke used a barrage of late 3-pointers to cut the margin down to 11 points with about a minute to go but couldn't complete the comeback.

From the opening tip, St. John's used a full-court press that held the Blue Devil's 3-point shooting (5-of-26) in check. Duke, who missed its first nine 3-pointers, finally nailed a three with just over four minutes to play in the first half. The Blue Devils finished the first half 1-of-13 from 3-point land. Duke also turned the ball over 17 times.

Senior forward Justin Brownlee added 20 points and 8 rebounds for St. John's, which shot 32-of-54 from the field (59.3 percent) and 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point arc. Senior guard Paris Horne chipped in with 15 points and seven assists. Senior guard Nolan Smith scored a game-best 32 points for Duke.

The St. John's basketball schedule has the Red Storm hosting the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday (9 p.m.) and then traveling across the country to play at the UCLA Bruins on Saturday (1 p.m.).

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St. John's 46, Duke 25 Halftime Score: Dwight Hardy Helps Red Storm Take 21-Point Lead

Senior guard Dwight Hardy has netted a game-high 12 points for the St. John's Red Storm, who has taken a 46-25 halftime advantage against No. 3 Duke Blue Devils in a non-confernece match up at Madison Square Garden. Hardy's teammate, senior forward Justin Brownlee, has added 11 points. The Johnnies (11-8, 4-5 Big East), who has used a full-court press since the opening tip, has held the Blue Devils 3-point shooting (1 for 13) in check.

Duke (19-1, 6-1) took an early 4-0 lead but St. John's responded with a 20-8 run, helped by eight points from Hardy, that allowed the Red Storm take an 20-12 advantage with 8:54 to go in the first half. From there, St. John's outscored Duke 26-17 to take it's largest lead into the half.

Currently, Duke has shot just 8 for 27 (29.7 percent) from the field. St. John's is 16-of-28 (57.1) and 3 for 5 from 3-point land. Senior forward Kyle Singler leads the Blue Devils with eight points. 

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