Notre Dame vs. St John's: Recap and Stats

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Notre Dame vs. St John's: Recap and Stats
Notre Dame 63
(14-3, 2-2 away)
St John's 67
(10-7, 8-4 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Notre Dame 31 32 63
St John's 32 35 67
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Notre Dame E Atkins 16 J Cooley 10 E Atkins 6
St John's D Harrison 19 J Sampson 6 P Greene IV 2

St. John's upset No. 20 Notre Dame 67-63 in Big East action on Tuesday, January 15th. The Red Storm now have a record of 2-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Red Storm were led by Sir`Dominic Pointer, who got eight points plus two rebounds. JaKarr Sampson also contributed, scoring a team-high 17 points and adding four rebounds. Eric Atkins finished with a season-high 21 points (6 Stl 4 Ast) on 78% shooting for the Fighting Irish. St. John's (10-7, 2-3 Big East) gets DePaul (8-6, 1-2 Big East) on the road on Saturday, January 19th.

St. John's Game Notes

  • St. John's started 10-7 during the 2008, 2006, and 2005 seasons (since 1996).
  • SJU beat the spread by 10.0 points. That makes the 4th time this season the Red Storm have beaten the spread.
  • The Red Storm have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, St. John's has won 27 close games.
  • Prior to this game, SJU played 47 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 9-38.
  • The Red Storm have won 89% of the time this season (8-1) after recording 9 or more blocks.
  • St. John's has won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after committing 10 or fewer turnovers.
  • SJU has won 89% of the time this season (8-1) when opponents record 12 or fewer assists.
  • This season St. John's has won 80% of the time (4-1) when Amir Garrett has 11 points or more, 80% of the time (8-2) when JaKarr Sampson plays 31 minutes or more, and 75% of the time (6-2) when D`Angelo Harrison has 5 rebounds or more.
  • The Red Storm have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 8 games.
  • The top two scorers (JaKarr Sampson and Phil Greene IV) accounted for 44.7% of the points.
  • JaKarr Sampson has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 17 games this season.
  • JaKarr Sampson has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for Sir`Dominic Pointer.

Notre Dame Game Notes

  • Notre Dame lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Fighting Irish have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Notre Dame has lost 18 close games.
  • Eric Atkins recorded a team season high in steals with 6.
  • Eric Atkins accounted for 33.3% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Scott Martin and Jack Cooley) accounted for 40.6% of the rebounds.
  • Eric Atkins has led the team in scoring 4 times in 17 games this season.
  • Scott Martin has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 17 games this season.
  • This marks the 4th 20-point game of Eric Atkins's career.
  • Eric Atkins has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Eric Atkins set a career high with 6 steals.
  • Jerian Grant has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Cameron Biedscheid.
  • Jack Cooley has 12 straight double-digit point games.
ND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Eric Atkins402114601
BTom Knight17630040
BJack Cooley181051003
B-Jerian Grant371424006
C+Pat Connaughton30752002
CC. Biedscheid24540010
CScott Martin29081000
C-Garrick Sherman5020100
SJU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+S. Pointer13821000
B+JaKarr Sampson311741112
B+D. Harrison37853132
B+Amir Garrett231130231
BPhil Greene IV361342001
C+Jamal Branch31831001
C+Christian Jones8221101
CChris Obekpa10030021
-Felix Balamou7000000
-M. Bourgault4001000

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