Boxscore
Connecticut 83, St. John's 69
Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
Officials - Brian O'Connell, Jeff Anderson, Karl Hess
Attendance - 16294

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
St. John's 25 44 69
Connecticut 38 45 83

Recap


Andre Drummond collected 16 points and 11 rebounds as No. 9 Connecticut coasted to an 83-69 victory over St. John’s in its Big East home opener on Saturday.

Shabazz Napier added 17 points and nine assists and Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points for the Huskies (12-1, 2-0 Big East), who were playing the second of three straight games without coach Jim Calhoun due to suspension.

After struggling in a win at South Florida without Calhoun earlier in the week, Connecticut had much less trouble against the Red Storm. The Huskies pounded the ball inside to Drummond and used their size advantage to build up a 29-24 edge on the glass.

St. John’s, which blew out Providence, 91-67, in its conference opener, could not carry the momentum. Moe Harkness set a Big East rookie record with 32 points in his conference debut against the Friars but slumped to 16 against Connecticut.

The Huskies used a 16-5 run to push the lead to as much as 70-47 with 7:16 left.

The Red Storm had one more run in them, cutting it to 72-61 with 2:49 left, but Connecticut freshman Ryan Boatright scored five straight points to put it away.

D’Angelo Harrison scored 17 points to lead St. John’s (7-5, 1-1).

St. John's Red Storm

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
God'sgift Achiuwa 36:00 4-9 0-2 8-10 4 1 5 0 1 0 1 1 16
Phil Greene 30:00 2-9 1-6 1-2 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 6
Maurice Harkless 40:00 5-11 1-3 5-5 2 4 6 1 3 1 3 0 16
D'Angelo Harrison 39:00 4-16 1-8 8-10 2 3 5 4 3 3 1 0 17
Sir'Dominic Pointer 34:00 6-9 1-3 1-3 3 5 8 1 2 2 0 0 14
Amir Garrett 16:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Malik Stith 5:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-58 4-24 23-30 11 13 24 7 17 8 7 1 69
  36.2% 16.7% 76.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7

Connecticut Huskies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
DeAndre Daniels 19:00 2-5 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 6
Andre Drummond 31:00 7-11 0-0 2-3 5 6 11 1 1 0 1 1 16
Jeremy Lamb 34:00 5-9 4-7 1-1 0 3 3 1 2 0 3 3 15
Shabazz Napier 33:00 5-6 2-2 5-6 0 2 2 9 3 2 4 1 17
Alex Oriakhi 18:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 7 7 1 3 0 2 1 6
Tyler Olander 19:00 2-4 0-0 2-4 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 6
Ryan Boatright 24:00 3-6 1-3 3-4 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 10
Niels Giffey 14:00 2-2 2-2 1-2 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 7
Roscoe Smith 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Benjamin Stewart 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ethan Waite 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
Enosch Wolf 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
P.J. Cochrane 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 29-48 9-16 16-22 6 23 29 21 21 5 15 7 83
  60.4% 56.2% 72.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 15
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