NCAAB Game Recap - Arizona at St. John's
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
UTRGV
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(16) Arizona (10-3)

26

41

67

St. John's (11-2)

40

30

70

St. John's holds off late surge to beat No. 16 Arizona 70-67
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:02 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Mike Anderson wanted to seal the signature win he's been looking for in his first season as St. John's coach by having Julian Champagnie intentionally miss a free throw to milk the final 0.2 seconds off the clock.

Champagnie, of course, made the shot by accident - but that didn't stop the Red Storm from extending their winning streak to seven games.

Nick Rutherford scored the go-ahead basket on a driving layup with 1:03 remaining and St. John's beat No. 16 Arizona 70-67 in the Al Attles Classic on Saturday night despite blowing a 15-point lead in the second half.

"My instruction to Julian on the second free throw was him to miss the free throw. Isn't it amazing, when you tell him to miss it he makes it?" Anderson said. "But fortunately for us, time ran out for Arizona."

Champagnie's two free throws capped a wild finish to a game that was played almost exclusively at the line late in a foul-filled second half.

St. John's led comfortably most of the way but had trouble closing out Arizona even though the Wildcats made only two field goals over the final eight minutes. Part of that was because both teams were in the double bonus down the stretch. At one point, Arizona scored 14 consecutive points on free throws.

The Red Storm, on the other hand, sputtered at the line and had missed four of seven free throws before Champagnie's final two went in.

"We're an attacking team," Anderson said. "We're not just going to be a jump-shooting team. That's why I emphasized with our guys, `Let's keep attacking.' They took the game plan and they did a good job."

LJ Figueroa scored 21 points and Rasheem Dunn added 14 to help the Red Storm (11-2) win their seventh straight. The last two have come without injured scoring leader Mustapha Heron.

Zeke Nnaji had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Arizona (10-3). Nico Mannion scored 19.

The Wildcats' previous two losses came against highly ranked teams.

"I have to credit St. John's, being able to come out here and do a great job playing without one of their leading scorers on top of that," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "They have a style that can really be disconcerting for a team. For a majority of the game we struggled to function."

The Red Storm never trailed until Max Hazzard made his first shot, a 3-pointer with 1:21 remaining to put the Wildcats ahead 67-66.

After Rutherford scored on a tough drive, Mannion missed a 3-pointer and later came up short on a runner with four seconds left.

BIG PICTURE

St. John's: The Red Storm were sharp on both ends of the court most of the night and only had trouble late in the second half after getting into foul trouble. The fact that they've won twice without Heron has to be encouraging, especially with Big East play beginning next week.

Arizona: The Wildcats fell in a big hole early and ran out of steam after their late rally. The good news was that Arizona repeatedly attacked the basket in the second half and got to the free throw line.

PERIMETER BLUES

Arizona shot 3 of 16 from 3-point range, with many of the misses coming from well beyond the arc. Miller thought his players were influenced by the NBA 3-point line at Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. "With the NBA line being on the court, we might have taken five or six NBA 3s," Miller said. "That speaks to our lack of poise, our lack of confidence at the beginning of the game."

STEERE'S DEBUT

Ian Steere scored two points in his St. John's debut. Steere missed the first 12 games while sitting out a year after transferring from North Carolina State. Steere played one game for the Wolfpack before leaving.

UP NEXT

St. John's: Hosts No. 17 Butler on New Year's Eve in the Big East opener.

Arizona: Hosts rival Arizona State in the Pac-12 opener for both teams Jan. 4.

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Leaders

Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Lee 0 0 0 3 0 0
D. Smith 0 0 0 1 0 1
St. John's PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Williams 0 0 2 6 2 1
L. Figueroa 21 0 1 4 3 0

Team Comparison

Ariz StJon
Points For 67 70
Field Goals 19/48-40% 21/60-35%
Three Pointers 3/16-19% 2/13-15%
Free Throws 26/32-81% 26/33-79%
Offensive Rebounds 6 13
Defensive Rebounds 29 27
Rebounds 39 45
Blocks 8 1
Steals 4 9
Turnovers 13 8
Personal Fouls 22 25
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - StJon Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 Ariz 67 @ StJon 70 C. Koloko 1 D. Caraher 2

Game Information

Stadium: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
Attendance: 6,728
Game Time: