Boxscore
Syracuse 95, St. John's 70
Saturday, February 4, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - James Breeding, Tim Clougherty, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 19979

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Syracuse 41 54 95
St. John's 27 43 70

Recap


Fab Melo returned to the lineup and No. 2 Syracuse returned to dominant form in a 95-70 rout at St. John’s on Saturday.
 
Melo, who missed three straight games due to academic issues, scored a career-high 14 points, added two blocks and provided a massive presence in the middle of the floor. Syracuse (23-1, 10-1 Big East) went 2-1 in the 7-footer’s absence but were outrebounded by double figures in a pair of those contests. By halftime at Madison Square Garden, though, the Orange were plus-18 points in the paint and plus-12 in rebounding, helping push Jim Boeheim into a tie with Dean Smith at No. 3 on the all-time wins list with No. 879.
 
Melo was just one of five scorers in double figures for Syracuse, which spread out a 15-0 run over both sides of halftime to take a commanding 50-27 lead with 16:42 left. The depth and speed of the Orange outran the Red Storm in the open floor, as ferocious dunks by Michael Carter-Williams and Dion Waiters signified the Big East’s best team was back in top form.
 
D’Angelo Harrison had a game-high 23 points for St. John’s (10-13, 4-7 Big East), but the team full of underclassmen allowed Syracuse to shoot 55.7 percent. The loss snapped a two-game conference winning streak, as the Johnnies fell to 0-9 against ranked opponents.

Syracuse Orange

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Scoop Jardine 15:00 3-6 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 1 3 0 7
Rakeem Christmas 16:00 2-2 0-0 0-2 1 6 7 2 2 0 2 2 4
Kris Joseph 29:00 6-13 0-2 1-3 6 2 8 4 0 0 0 0 13
Fab Melo 21:00 5-6 0-0 4-4 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 2 14
Brandon Triche 26:00 1-6 0-4 2-2 0 1 1 5 0 1 3 0 4
Dion Waiters 21:00 5-9 2-5 2-2 1 3 4 4 3 1 0 0 14
C.J. Fair 25:00 6-10 1-2 1-1 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 14
Baye Moussa Keita 8:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 6
James Southerland 17:00 3-8 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 0 6
Michael Carter-Williams 17:00 5-6 3-4 0-0 0 4 4 3 3 0 1 0 13
Nick Resavy 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Tomaszewski 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brandon Reese 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 39-70 7-21 10-14 14 24 38 23 18 5 10 5 95
  55.7% 33.3% 71.4% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10

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 26:00 4-5 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 0 1 0 1 0 9
Amir Garrett 33:00 2-8 0-0 5-8 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 0 9
Phil Greene 35:00 5-10 2-3 2-2 1 1 2 4 0 0 2 0 14
Maurice Harkless 34:00 7-16 0-2 1-4 3 5 8 4 4 2 3 0 15
Sir'Dominic Pointer 31:00 0-7 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 2 0
D'Angelo Harrison 35:00 5-11 5-9 8-12 1 3 4 5 2 1 3 0 23
Malik Stith 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-57 7-15 17-28 9 16 25 14 14 6 10 2 70
  40.4% 46.7% 60.7% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 10
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