The cross-country flight must have sapped UCLA’s energy, because St. John’s sure looks springier on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Storm have a 35-30 lead as they lead the offensive rebounding battle 7-2, and D’Angelo Harrison has been the offensive benefactor.
Harrison has 11 first-half points and St. John’s overcame 36.7 percent shooting to take the early lead, thanks to nine UCLA turnovers.
Tyler Lamb was the primary culprit, committing five first-half turnovers, but he atoned with a team-high 10 points. Joshua Smith added eight, on 4-4 shooting, but Jerime Anderson started 0-5.