St. John's picks up first Big Est win
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St. John’s picked up its first Big East win in convincing fashion on Sunday, taking down Georgetown, 94-83, inside Carnesecca Arena.

Greg Williams, Jr. scored a career-high 26 points to lead five Johnnies in double figures. The junior guard went 7-for-12 from the floor and connected on four of his six tries from long range. He also sank a career-high eight free throws.

Julian Champagnie scored 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting, making four of his eight attempts from beyond the arc and all four of his free throw tries. Champagnie, who leads the Big East in free throw shooting at 88.9 percent on the season, fell one rebound shy of his fourth double-double and matched a career high with four assists.

Champagnie, the Big East’s leading scorer heading into the evening, eclipsed the 20-point plateau for the fourth time in eight tries this season.

Vince Cole returned to the starting lineup after a one-game absence and registered 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes of action. Isaih Moore added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting while Posh Alexander chipped in 10 points, three assists and three steals.

Arnaldo Toro made his first start as a Johnnie, finishing with five boards and three assists in 19 minutes. Marcellus Earlington tallied five points, three rebounds and two assists.

The Red Storm had five players in double figures for just the third time in the past two seasons, but the second time in the span of just one week against Georgetown.

Williams and Champagnie became the first Johnnies to score 20 or more points in the same game this season.

As a team, St. John’s, which set new season highs for 3-pointers made (13) and 3-point field goal percentage (44.8 percent), assisted on 19 of its 30 field goals, surrendered only nine turnovers and shot 80.8 percent (21-of-26) from the charity stripe.

The Red Storm is not scheduled to play another game in 2020, returning to action against DePaul on January 2 at Carnesecca Arena.
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