The St. John's Red Storm and Providence Friars are entangled in an early Big East season matchup at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Here's a summary of what went down in the first half of play.
It sure seems that St. John's is tired of losing. The Red Storm hit seven of their last nine field goals to end the half and are out to a 42-30 lead. This comes after the game was tied at 24 at the 6:14 mark, so the Johnnies are currently on an 18-8 run.
D'Angelo Harrison, who was named to the Wooden Award midseason watch list on Wednesday afternoon, has been feeling it this evening. Harrison has 11 points with a 60.0 percent mark from the 3-point arc. Phil Greene IV has complemented Harrison with 12 of his own points on the night, a game high to this point for all St. John's scorers.
To no surprise, LaDontae Henton is leading the Friars after the first half. Henton has a game-high 15 points on 11 shots, and finished out 19 minutes of play with just one turnover as well as two rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Kris Dunn, per the usual, is getting it done in many different ways. He has four points, five rebounds, and five assists to this point along with a steal. Glaringly, Dunn has four turnovers however and will need to take care of the basketball in the second half.
Speaking of turnovers, PC is currently losing in that battle, as St. John's leads in Turnover% 12.5 percent to 18.8 percent.
The Red Storm are scoring 1.313 points per possession while the Friars are scoring 0.938 points per possession.
Enjoy the second half!