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MBB Minute -- St. John's Wins, Three BIG EAST Teams Start Tourney Play Thursday

St. John’s got back into the winning mode with an 82-63 victory over Columbia in the only BIG EAST action on Wednesday. The Johnnies (3-1) led 49-27 by halftime and were ahead by as many as 30 points in the second half.

Mustapha Heron led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points. Freshman Julian Champagnie added 14 points and seven rebounds and newcomer Rasheem Dunn contributed 14 points. St. John’s leads the league in scoring offense, averaging 84.5 points per game.
BIG EAST teams have compiled a 33-7 (.815) record going into Thursday.

The three BIG EAST squads in action on Thursday are all in tournament play.