Poplar Bluff alum Ben Hansbrough had 26 points in Notre Dame win over St. John's

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.