Moe Harkless had 22 points for St. John’s University, which broke 20th-ranked Notre Dame University’s nine-game Big East Conference winning streak with a 61-58 victory in men’s college basketball.
St. John’s, 11th in the 16-team Big East, got its first win in 11 games this season against a ranked team. Notre Dame missed a chance to tie 10th-ranked Marquette University for second place in the conference.
D’Angelo Harrison had 15 points and Amir Garrett scored 11 points for the Red Storm (13-16, 6-10 Big East), who earned their third straight victory yesterday.
“The stat sheet shows they weren’t able to make their normal number of 3s and that was the difference,” St. John’s assistant coach Mike Dunlap said after the game at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The Fighting Irish were 4 for 31 (13 percent) in 3-point attempts for the worst showing in a season where they were averaging 34.3 percent outside the 3-point line. Alex Dragevich missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer which would have forced the game into overtime.
Scott Martin and Jack Cooley each had 18 points for Notre Dame (20-9, 12-4 Big East).