St. John's got back into the win column on Tuesday night with a 63-48 victory over St. Francis at the Carnesecca Arena.
The Red Storm did it without coach Steve Lavin, who missed his second game of the season while recuperating from prostate cancer surgery.
Coming off back-to-back losses to Arizona and Texas A&M, the Red Storm jumped out to an early lead behind freshman point guard D'Angelo Harrison, who scored a season-high 21 points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal.
The Terriers were led by Stefan Perunicic's 13 points, three rebounds and three steals in a losing effort.
St. John's improves to 4-0 at home (4-2 overall) as it head into Saturday's match-up against the Northeastern Huskies. St. Francis, which has yet to win a game all season, brings its 0-4 record into a weekend showdown opposite the N.J.I.T. Highlanders.