St. John’s hit 12 of 24 from three-point range last night to send the Marquette Golden Eagles to their sixth straight defeat, 67-51 on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The six straight losses matches the Golden Eagles (11-18, 3-14 Big East) worst stretch of the season.
St. John’s sophomore forward Rysheed Jordan led the Red Storm with 23 points and senior D’Angelo Harrison chipped in 21 with 16 coming in the second half. Jordan and Harrison were two of the Red Storm players that played all 40 minutes. St. John’s coach Steve Lavin played just one reserve (Amar Alibegovic) in the contest.
Senior guard Matt Carlino had 17 points to lead Marquette. Junior forward Steve Taylor Jr. added a season-high 17 rebounds off the bench.
St. John’s (21-9, 10-7) hit eight of 11 three-pointers in the second half to break the game open.
Both teams shot under 40% from the field overall. The Golden Eagles hit just 34% from the field. St. John’s made only 52.9% of their free throws, but the Golden Eagles were even worse (38.9%).
Marquette has one game left before the Big East Tournament. They’ll host DePaul on Senior Day at the Bradley Center this Saturday.