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Thursday / December 9.
  • Johnnies Fend Off Wagner

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    D.J. Kennedy put up a season-high 20 points off the bench and St. John’s (5-1) scored 21 points off 21 Wagner turnovers to win its fifth straight, 69-61.

    “We left 14 potential points from the charity stripe that were wasted and we were 3-of-17 from long range. We have to improve in those two areas as well as our execution, which I think could have been more crisp. It was different things throughout the game,” said St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin. “But the good news is we found a way to win, and considering the alternative, that’s a positive and we’ll take it.”

    Justin Brownlee scored 17 points, grabbed six boards, dished two assists and snatched a pair of steals. Dwight Hardy, who struggled from the field at 2-of-7 but made all five of his free throws, was the only other Red Storm player in double-figures with 10 points.

    Tyler Murray led Dan Hurley’s Wagner club (3-3) with 21 points.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.