St. John’s stuns No. 6 UConn behind Joel Soriano’s double-double

St. John’s stuns No. 6 UConn behind Joel Soriano’s double-double

HARTFORD, Conn. — St. John’s did one thing Sunday it had not accomplished in 35 years — beat UConn in Hartford.

Joel Soriano scored 19 factors and grabbed 13 rebounds to steer the Crimson Storm (13-6, 3-5 Huge East) over the No. 6 Huskies (15-4, 4-4), who’ve misplaced 4 of 5 after beginning the season with 14 straight wins.

St. John’s scored 22 factors off 21 UConn turnovers and outscored the Huskies 44-28 within the paint.

The double-double was the sixteenth of the season for Soriano. AJ Storr and Posh Alexander every added 14 factors for the Crimson Storm, which has received two in a row after a five-game shedding streak.

“This sport proves loads,” Soriano stated. “It exhibits what we will do once we’re collectively, once we’re related. It simply exhibits that once we’ve obtained our hats on, we do good.”

Dylan Addae-Wusu and Rafael Pinzon added 12 factors every for St. John’s and and Andre Curbelo had 10.

Joel Soriano dunks the ball throughout St. John’s win over UConn on Sunday.USA TODAY Sports activities

St. John’s Dylan Addae-Wusu, left, steals the ball from UConn’s Jordan Hawkins on Sunday.AP

Jordan Hawkins led all scorers with a career-high 31 for UConn, however 20 of these got here within the first half. Alex Karaban had 16 factors and Adama Sanogo added 14 factors and 10 rebounds for the Huskies.

The sport was tied on the half, however St. John’s scored the primary two baskets after intermission and led your complete second half.

The Crimson Storm went up 68-60 on a break-away dunk by AJ Storr after UConn missed 4 photographs that might have reduce the result in 4 factors. That was a part of a 9-0 run that put the Crimson Storm up by 13. They led by as many as 16 factors with 2 minutes left.

“It’s a great day to be a Johnnie,” coach Mike Anderson stated. “I believed our guys had been trending in the correct route and right this moment, we put 40 minutes collectively.”

St. John’s guard Dylan Addae-Wusu (5) and guard Posh Alexander (0) react throughout their win over UConn on Sunday.USA TODAY Sports activities

The Huskies have been up by as many as eight factors within the first half earlier than St. John’s fought its method again and after a 12-2 run went up 27-22. The groups traded leads the remainder of the half and went into intermission tied at 38.

“Their program was loads harder than our program right this moment and I didn’t see it coming.” UConn coach Dan Hurley stated. “We appeared weak and unprepared. They have been simply method harder.”

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