St. John's held an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at Carnesecca Arena, with graduate transfer Durand Johnson leading the way for the winning team with 32 points.
The White team — Johnson, Federico Mussini, Kassoum Yakwe, Darien Williams, Felix Balamou and Tariq Owens — pulled off an 84-72 victory over the Red team — Amar Alibegovic, Marcus LoVett, Ron Mvouika, Malik Ellison, Christian Jones and Yankuba Sima.
Johnson's game-high came off 11-of-17 from the field, including five 3-pointers. LoVett, the freshman point guard led the Red team with 22 points and eight assists.
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“Overall, I thought it was a good workout,” St. John's head coach Chris Mullin said following the scrimmage. “Fatigue was a factor today because we only had a sub or two on each side, but our team has been consistent in delivering a good effort.”
St. John's, picked to finish last in the Big East, begins the season on Nov. 13 with a home-opener against Wagner.