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Postseason NIT - Saint Joseph's Falls 63-61 to St. John's - Recap

Jakarr Sampson scored 16 points leading St. John's to a 63-61 victory over Saint Joseph's at Hagan Arena on Tuesday.

St. John's was a 6.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Sir'Dominic Pointer had 15 points for St. John's and Phil Greene IV chipped in with 10 points. Jamal Branch had 5 assists for them, while Chris Obekpa was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Saint Joseph's got 21 points from Carl Jones in a losing cause and another 16 points from Langston Galloway. Chris Wilson contributed 4 assists for them, while Halil Kanacevic had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Saint Joseph's were victorious, as the score was 32-26 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Saint Joseph's as they grabbed 39 boards, while St. John's only had 33.