St. John's vs Connecticut Final: 71-65 - Recap

Jakarr Sampson scored 18 points leading St. John's to a 71-65 victory over Connecticut at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

St. John's was a 2-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

St. John's got 11 points from Marco Bourgault and another 11 points from D'Angelo Harrison. Phil Greene IV contributed 6 assists, while D'Angelo Harrison cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Connecticut got 21 points from Omar Calhoun in a losing cause and another 14 points from Shabazz Napier. Ryan Boatright contributed 5 assists for them, while Niels Giffey had 10 rebounds.

St. John's led at halftime, 31-20.

The rebound battle favored St. John's as they grabbed 43 boards, while Connecticut only had 41.