Hardy leads St. John’s over Georgia 66-56
Dwight Hardy scored 12 points and St. John’s used a balanced
offense to beat Georgia 66-56 on Wednesday night in the SEC/Big
East Invitational at Madison Square Garden.
The Red Storm (7-1) pulled away for a 28-25 halftime lead by
making eight of their first 10 shots from the field in the second
half. Hardy’s 3-pointer, the Red Storm’s third in the 20-11 run,
made it 48-36 with 13:28 to play.
D.J. Kennedy had 11 points and five assists and Justin Brownlee
added 10 points for St. John’s, which shot 49 percent from the
field (25 of 51).
Trey Thompkins had 19 points for the Bulldogs (4-4), who had won
three of their last four.
Dele Coker had six points, five rebounds and five blocks for the
Red Storm, whose only loss this season was at Duke. All 10 players
who saw action for St. John’s scored and its backups outscored the
Georgia reserves 31-9.