Marquette Downs St. John's 69-67 - Match Report
Marquette earned a 69-67 victory over St. John's on Saturday, getting 16 points from Vander Blue at Madison Square Garden.
Marquette did not, however, defeat St. John's against the spread, which closed at 7 at most sportsbooks.
Marquette got 14 points from Jamil Wilson and another 10 points from Davante Gardner. Junior Cadougan contributed 4 assists, while Jamil Wilson cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
St. John's got 20 points from Phil Greene IV in a losing cause and another 17 points from Jakarr Sampson. Jamal Branch contributed 8 assists for them, while Chris Obekpa had 7 rebounds.
Marquette hit the break leading 28-25 before taking care of business in the second half.
Marquette won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-39.