HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)Joel Soriano scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in St. John’s win over No. 6 UConn 85-74 on Sunday – its first victory in Hartford since 1988.
The double-double was the 16th of the season for Soriano. AJ Storr and Posh Alexander each added 14 points for the Red Storm (13-6, 3-5 Big East), which has won two in a row after a five-game losing streak. Dylan Addae-Wusu and Rafael Pinzon added 12 points each and Andre Curbelo had 10.
Jordan Hawkins led all scorers with 31 for UConn (15-4, 4-4 Big East), which has lost four of its last five games after starting the season 14-0. Alex Karaban had 16 points and Adama Sanogo added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies.
The game was tied at the halftime, but St. John’s scored the first two baskets after intermission and led the entire second half.
NO. 12 XAVIER 80, NO. 25 MARQUETTE 76
CINCINNATI (AP) – Souley Boum and Jack Nunge each scored 16 points and Xavier won its 11th straight game by taking down No. 25 Marquette.
Olivier-Maxence Prosper made a jumper to cut Xavier’s lead to 78-76 with 8 seconds left. Boum then hit two free throws to seal the victory.
Six players scored in double figures for Xavier (15-3, 7-0 Big East), which is off to its best start ever in Big East play.Nunge had 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season and second straight.
Tyler Kolek scored 25 points and Oso Ighodaro had 14 for Marquette (14-5, 6-2 Big East), which snapped a five-game winning streak.
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