St. John's vs Columbia Final: 65-59 - Recap
St. John's earned a 65-59 victory over Columbia on Saturday, getting 15 points from D'Angelo Harrison at Barclays Center.
St. John's did not, however, defeat Columbia against the spread, which closed at 8 at most sportsbooks.
St. John's got 12 points from Orlando Sanchez and another 11 points from Jakarr Sampson. Jakarr Sampson contributed 2 assists, while Orlando Sanchez cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Columbia got 17 points from Grant Mullins in a losing cause and another 13 points from Alex Rosenberg. Luke Petrasek contributed 4 assists for them, while Isaac Cohen had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed St. John's were victorious, as the score was 37-30 at the break.
St. John's had a 35-31 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.