Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton, left, passes the ball around Villanova's Mouphtaou Yarou during an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Robert Franklin)
Updated: March 2, 2013 11:53AM
D’Angelo Harrison scored 17 points, JaKarr Sampson tallied six of his 13 in overtime and St. John’s won its fifth consecutive game
with a 79-74 victory Wednesday against DePaul in Big East action in New York.
The result enabled the Red Storm (14-7, 6-3) to extend its winning streak against the Blue
Demons (10-10, 1-6) to eight games and to match the number of conference victories it had last season.
Brandon Young had 21 points and Cleveland Melvin 10 points and 13 rebounds for DePaul, which has lost five games in a row and seven of its last eight.
Notre Dame 65, Villanova 60
Freshman Cameron Biedscheid
scored 15 of his career-high 18 points in the second half, and Jack Cooley had 17 points and 16
rebounds to lead the Irish (17-4, 5-3) to a Big East victory against the Wildcats (13-8, 4-4) in South Bend, Ind. Biedscheid was 4-for-5 from three-point range in the second half and 5-for-7 overall.
Indiana 97, Purdue 60
Cody Zeller led five players in double figures with 19 points, and the Hoosiers (19-2, 7-1) handed the Boilermakers (11-10, 4-4) their worst loss in the history of Mackey Arena with a Big Ten rout in West Lafayette, Ind. A.J. Hammons scored 30 points for Purdue.
Northern Illinois 67,
Kent State 65
Abdel Nader scored 26 points, including a tiebreaking jumper with five seconds left, and the
Huskies (5-14, 3-4) edged the
Golden Flashes (11-10, 2-5) in Mid-American Conference play in DeKalb, Ill.