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St. John's vs. Florida Gulf Coast recap: Red Storm pull away from Eagles in second half

St. John's stayed undefeated at home this season with a 79-68 win over the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.

Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

The St. John's Red Storm stayed undefeated at home and picked up their fourth win of the season on Saturday, defeating the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 79-68. The teams were tied 32-32 at halftime, but St. John's pulled away in the second period.

D`Angelo Harrison led the Red Storm with 20 points, shooting 7-13 from the field as well as 2-4 from beyond the 3-point line. Sir`Dominic Pointer played a well-rounded game off the bench, contributing 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals. JaKarr Sampson chipped in 12 points for St. John's, while Felix Balamou scored 10 points.

Bernard Thompson led Florida Gulf Coast with 20 points, shooting 9-15 from the field. Sherwood Brown had 15 points and five rebounds for the Eagles, while Chase Fieler added 11 points and seven rebounds. The Florida Gulf Coast bench struggled to score, as four players combined to score just nine points.