St. John's 67, Notre Dame 63

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - Roger Ayers, Karl Hess, Bryan Kersey
Attendance - 7434

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Notre Dame 31 32 63
St. John's 32 35 67

Recap


St. John's 67, No. 20 Notre Dame 63
: JaKarr Sampson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half and the host Red Storm survived a wild stretch run to upset the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame went the final 2:50 without a point in falling for the fifth straight time at Madison Square Garden. Phil Greene IV had 13 points and Amir Garrett added 11 off the bench for St. John's (10-7, 2-3 Big East), which had two of its nine blocked shots in the final 22 seconds.

Eric Atkins scored a season-high 21 points and had a career-high six steals for the Irish (14-4, 2-2), who have dropped two straight after winning 12 in a row. Jerian Grant added 14 points while leading scorer and rebounder Jack Cooley had 10 points, but sat out the stretch run.

Cooley's layup with 16:26 left gave the Irish a 39-37 lead. They missed five straight shots and committed a turnover in a scoreless stretch that lasted more than four minutes, and D'Angelo Harrison's 3-pointer midway through the half provided the hosts with their largest lead at 55-43.

Notre Dame responded with an 18-4 run and regained the lead on an Atkins basket with 4:32 to go. Harrison hit another 3-pointer to put St. John's ahead 64-63 with 2:32 left. The Irish then missed their last four shots, one of which was blocked by Harrison with 22 seconds left and another by Chris Obekpa with seven seconds remaining and the Red Storm ahead by two points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Notre Dame entered as a ranked team in each of its last three losses at Madison Square Garden. ... The Irish entered as the top 3-point shooting team in the Big East with a 41.8 percent mark. They were only 1-for-9 from long range. ... St. John's is 2-2 against ranked opponents.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Scott Martin 29:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 8 8 1 3 0 0 0 0
Jack Cooley 18:00 5-9 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 1 3 0 3 0 10
Eric Atkins 40:00 7-9 0-0 7-8 1 0 1 4 2 6 1 0 21
Jerian Grant 37:00 5-10 0-1 4-4 0 2 2 4 1 0 6 0 14
Pat Connaughton 30:00 3-7 1-3 0-0 0 5 5 2 0 0 2 0 7
Garrick Sherman 5:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Cameron Biedscheid 24:00 1-7 0-4 3-4 1 3 4 0 5 0 0 1 5
Tom Knight 17:00 3-4 0-0 0-1 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 4 6
TOTAL 200 24-52 1-9 14-17 6 24 30 12 16 7 12 5 63
  46.2% 11.1% 82.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 12

St. John's Red Storm

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jamal Branch 31:00 3-6 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 8
Phil Greene 36:00 6-17 1-8 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 0 13
D'Angelo Harrison 37:00 2-8 2-7 2-2 1 4 5 3 2 1 2 3 8
Sir'Dominic Pointer 13:00 4-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 8
Jakarr Sampson 31:00 5-14 0-0 7-9 1 3 4 1 3 1 2 1 17
Amir Garrett 23:00 5-7 0-1 1-2 0 3 3 0 2 2 1 3 11
Chris Obekpa 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 2 0
Marc-Antoine Bourqault 4:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Jones 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2
Felix Balamou 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-62 3-17 12-15 8 18 26 10 17 5 9 9 67
  41.9% 17.6% 80.0% Team Rebs: 10   Total TO: 9