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Final

Villanova 56

(19-6, 9-5 Big East)

(24) St. John's 69

(19-5, 12-1 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, February 15, 2014

    Carnesecca Arena, Queens, New York

    1 2 T
    VILL 19 3756
    #24SJU 27 4269

    Top Performers

    Villanova: K. Coyer 18 Pts, 6 Reb

    St. John'S: A. Handford 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Handford, No. 24 St. John's drop Villanova 69-56

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Aliyyah Handford scored 25 points and Amber Thompson pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds to lead No. 24 St. John's to a 69-56 win over Villanova on Saturday.

    Danaejah Grant came off the bench to add 14 points and nine rebounds for the Red Storm (19-5, 12-1 Big East) with Eugeneia McPherson scoring 12.

    Katherine Coyer had a career-high 18 points for the Wildcats (19-6, 9-5), who had their six-game winning streak snapped. Devon Kane added 12 points and Caroline Coyer 10.

    After a rugged first half with both teams shooting less than 30 percent, things heated up. Villanova shot 50 percent and St. John's 52 percent. The difference was the Red Storm owning the boards 54-31. That included a 20-7 margin on the offensive end, allowing St. John's a 22-8 advantage in second-chance points and 32-26 on points in the paint.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VILL
    SJU
    Points 56 69
    FG Made-Attempted 22-60 (.367) 25-64 (.391)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-25 (.200) 5-9 (.556)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 14-21 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    VILL
    SJU
    PointsK. Coyer 18A. Handford 25
    ReboundsK. Coyer 6A. Thompson 17
    AssistsD. Kane 5E. McPherson 5
    StealsD. Kane 2E. McPherson 2
    BlocksT. Holeman 1A. Thompson 2

    2013-14 Season

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