Quotes: St. John's | Georgetown
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcellus Earlington scored 10 straight points in a game-ending 23-0 run and St. John’s rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat Georgetown 75-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big East Tournament.
Earlington scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds as the ninth-seeded Red Storm (17-15) handed eighth-seeded Georgetown (15-17) its seventh straight loss.
LJ Figueroa led St. John’s with 22 points. The Red Storm faces top-seeded and No. 7-ranked Creighton in the opener of the quarterfinals Thursday at Madison Square Garden.