St. John's Downs DePaul 71-62 - Match Report
St. John's grabbed a 71-62 win over DePaul on Saturday, behind an 18-point effort from Jamal Branch at Allstate Arena.
Bettors who backed St. John's were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3 at sportsbooks.
D'Angelo Harrison had 15 points for St. John's and Sir'Dominic Pointer chipped in with 14 points. Jamal Branch had 3 assists for them, while Sir'Dominic Pointer was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
DePaul got 19 points from Jamee Crockett in a losing cause and another 16 points from Cleveland Melvin. Jamee Crockett contributed 3 assists for them, while Brandon Young had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed St. John's were victorious, as the score was 35-33 at the break.
DePaul won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-41.