SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Ben Hansbrough scored 12 of his 26
points from 3-point range, and No. 14 Notre Dame beat St. John's
76-61 on Saturday night, ending the Red Storm's five-game winning
streak and handing them their first Big East loss.
Tim Abromaitis and Scott Martin added 12 each for the Irish
(14-2, 3-1 Big East), and Abromaitis had nine rebounds. Notre Dame
improved to 11-0 at home, delighting the Joyce Center crowd that
turned out despite a storm that dumped nearly 3 feet of snow on the
South Bend area.
Justin Brownlee led St. John's (10-4, 3-1) with 17 points and
seven rebounds. But unlike the last five games, when four players
averaged double figures, he didn't get much help. Dwayne Polee II
(12 points) was the only other player in double figures, and St.
John's shot just 38 percent, well below the 52 percent it shot
during its winning streak.