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St. John’s triumphs over Georgetown

The Red Storm nipped the Hoyas, earning revenge from last week’s loss.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 11 St Johns at Seton Hall Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For the second time in seven days, St. John’s and Georgetown squared off.

After an overtime victory for the Hoyas last time around, the Red Storm were able to celebrate following this go-around. The Johnnies collected their first Big East win of the season, defeating the rival Hoyas 94-83 in Queens.

The Red Storm were able to return the favor that the Hoyas dealt them last week thanks to a tremendous offensive output. Five players got into double figures, as Greg Williams Jr., Julian Champagnie, Vince Cole, Isaih Moore and Posh Alexander all finished with 10 points or more. Williams led the way with a superb effort, scoring 26 on just 12 shots, going 4-for-6 from the 3-point line and 8-for-11 from the free throw line. Champagnie scored 20 points and much like Williams, made four 3-pointers.

St. John’s themselves made 13 3-pointers on the evening, the most they’ve had all season and the most since March 1 of this year against Creighton.

Georgetown themselves put up a decent effort. 83 points should win you games, but they just weren’t able to keep up with the prodigious production from their opponent. The Hoyas netted 25 points from Jahvon Blair, 19 from Donald Carey and 12 from Qudus Wahab. But no other Hoya was able to chip in more than seven points. Additionally, they lost the TO battle 13-9 to the Red Storm and were slightly less efficient, shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from 3.

The Hoyas are currently scheduled to face Seton Hall on Wednesday, while the Red Storm are not scheduled to play again until 2021, when they are slated to face DePaul on January 2.