St. John's beats Marquette 74-59

JIM O'CONNELL (AP Basketball Writer)
The Associated Press
St. John's beats Marquette 74-59
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St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Marquette at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) -- D'Angelo Harrison scored 27 points and was 6 of 11 from 3-point range as St. John's beat Marquette 74-59 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm's fourth win in their last five games.

Harrison, who leads the team in scoring at 17.7 points per game, did a lot more than shoot for the Red Storm (13-9, 3-6 Big East) as he finished with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two of St. John's 12 blocked shots.

The Red Storm had one of their better defensive games of the season and the blocks had a lot to do with that.

St. John's came in leading the nation in blocks at 8.3 per game and Chris Obekpa, who had seven Saturday, came in seventh in the country at 3.3 per game.

Derrick Wilson had 14 points for Marquette (12-10, 4-5).