The St. John’s Red Storm took the court against the Duke Blue Devils at Madison Square Garden on Sunday as a huge underdog. Like the odds would suggest, the score would end up being lopsided, but not in favor of the team we expected. Led by Dwight Hardy’s sensational 26-point night and a big game from Justin Brownlee, St. John’s ran Duke out of the Garden by a score of 93-78.
The Red Storm got off to a hot start, using an aggressive trap defense to keep the Blue Devils cold for the half. Duke shot just 29 percent in the first half, including 1-for-13 from three-point range. St. John’s led 46-25 at halftime.
Duke came out a little better in the second half, scoring 53 points on 18-for-35 shooting. However, their defensive effort never quite matched their offensive intensity. St. John’s rolled off 47 second-half points to keep Duke at Bay and cruise to an easy win.
Check out what St. John’s, Duke and players from other teams wore over the weekend in this installment of NCAA Watch.
The Nike Zoom Hyperfuse dominated the game between St. John’s and Duke.
Even Coach K got in on the Hyperfuse fun, wearing the Zoom Hyperfuse Low to cheer his team on.
Dwight Hardy tries a Hakeem-esque move in the Hyperfuse; Duke’s Kyle Singler looks on in the “Duke” Zoom Kobe V.
St. John’s Coach, Steve Lavin, watches in the classic white-on-white Nike Air Force 1.
Yancy Gates strips the ball in a school-exclusive colorway of the adidas Beast Commander.
Indiana’s Victor Oladipo attempts a layup in the adidas Beast Commander.
Spartans Coach, Tom Izzo, looks on wearing the Nike Air Pegasus+ 27.
Derrick Nix gets physical in the post wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe V TB.
Arizona’s Lamont Jones drives wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.
DeAndre Liggins goes up strong wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By.
Michigan’s Darius Morris goes to the rack in the adidas adiZero Rose.
Chase Tapley and Billy White celebrate while wearing the Kay Yow Breast Cancer Awareness Nike Hyperdunk 2010.
Cory Joseph wearing a Texas colorway of the Nike Hyperize; Steve Moore defends in the Zoom Soldier IV
images via ESPN.