St. John Clearly Not Patron Saint of Shooting
Villanova also can't buy a bucket vs. Pitt; Ole Miss upsets Vandy
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 31, 2008 1:05 AM CST
St. John's Anthony Mason Jr., left, looks on with with teammates during the second half of college basketball action Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 in New York. Georgetown handed St. John's its worst Big East...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – St. John's shot a season-low 21.3% from the field and didn't get a basket until five minutes remained in the first half—and No. 6 Georgetown took advantage, trampling the Red Storm 74-42. The intermission tally was an absurd 41-14, and fittingly, a reserve player led the victors with 18. Also in college hoops:

  • No. 18 Pittsburgh also took advantage of streaky shooting by Villanova, who misfired on 11 of their first 12 baskets in the 69-57 romp.
  • No. 24 Ole Miss turned a narrow halftime lead (29-26) into a rout of No. 19 Vanderbilt, 74-58, sending Vandy to 0-4 in road SEC games.