St. John’s Falls to No. 8/6 Villanova, 81-58

VILLANOVA, Pa.  – After upending the then-No. 3/3 Wildcats 20 days ago at Carnesecca Arena, the St. John’s men’s basketball team fell short of a season sweep on Wednesday at Finneran Pavilion, losing to No. 8/6 Villanova, 81-58.

Julian Champagnie led the way offensively, scoring 16 points and grabbing seven boards.  Champagnie, the leading scorer in the BIG EAST, has now reached double figures in 29 consecutive regular-season games dating back to last season.

Isaih Moore was perfect from inside the 3-point arc and 4-for-5 overall, finishing the game with 10 points in 13 minutes of action.

Posh Alexander exited the game in the final minutes with an injury to his right hand.  The four-time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week had four points, two assists, and two steals.

As a team, St. John’s shot just 36.2 percent (21-of-58) from the field and 13.0 percent (3-of-23) from deep.  The Red Storm’s 58 points were a season-low

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