St. John’s 74, South Florida 58

D.J. Kennedy scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half,

helping St. John’s to a 74-58 victory against South Florida on

Saturday.

Paris Horne had 11 points and Malik Boothe added 10 for St.

John’s (15-11, 5-9 Big East), a winner for the third time in four

games after losing five in a row. Justin Burrell contributed seven

points and 10 rebounds for the Red Storm.

Dominique Jones and Mike Mercer each scored 17, and Chris Howard

finished with 14 points and five assists for South Florida (16-10,

6-8). The Bulls entered the game with four consecutive home

victories and five of seven overall.

St. John’s scored 10 unanswered points to close a first half

that included six lead changes with a 35-24 lead. The streak

reached 16 points after the break, the eventual margin of victory,

but South Florida immediately answered with a 15-3 run to cut the

deficit to four.