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St. John's vs Butler Final: 69-52 - Recap

St. John's grabbed a 69-52 win over Butler on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Jakarr Sampson at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

St. John's was an underdog by 3.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

St. John's got 16 points from Rysheed Jordan and another 12 points from D'Angelo Harrison. Jamal Branch contributed 8 assists, while Orlando Sanchez cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Butler got 16 points from Khyle Marshall in a losing cause and another 13 points from Kellen Dunham. Alex Barlow contributed 3 assists for them, while Kameron Woods had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed St. John's were victorious, as the score was 41-34 at the break.

St. John's won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-21.