Men's College Hoops: McNeal's 20 Points Lead No. 25 Marquette Over St. John's, 73-64

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jerel McNeal had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 25 Marquette to a 73-64 victory over St. John's Wednesday night.

It was the Golden Eagles' third straight win after a two-game losing streak.

Marquette took control of the game with its trademark defense.

The Golden Eagles had eight steals in forcing 16 first-half turnovers on the way to a 36-24 lead.

The Golden Eagles led by as many as 23 at several points in the game.

The Red Storm managed a late 11-4 run to pull to 69-61 with 21 seconds left.

But Marquette held on for the nine-point win.

Dominic James had 19 points for Marquette, including going 9-for-9 from the free-throw line.

Anthony Mason Jr. had 20 points for St. John's, while Paris Horne and Eugene Lawrence each added 12 points.

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