St. John's beats No. 7 Notre Dame

January 3, 2009 1:47:01 PM PST
D. J. Kennedy scored 20 points, including four free throws in the final 15 seconds, and had 10 rebounds to send St. John's past No. 7 Notre Dame 71-65 on Saturday. The Red Storm (10-4, 1-1 Big East) snapped their three-game losing streak by holding Notre Dame to one of its worst 3-point shooting games of the season (4-for-17), including a 1-for-5 effort from long-range specialist Kyle McAlarney.

Luke Harangody had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (10-3, 1-1), who had won four straight. This was the third of the last four meetings to come down to the final minute.

The Red Storm took the lead for good at 52-50 on a rebound basket by Justin Burrell with 11:30 to play.