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St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) is defended by (Credit: AP)

St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) is defended by Louisville's Kevin Ware (23) during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Louisville 73, St. John's 58

D'Angelo Harrison had 24 points for St. John's, but Louisville took a 29-18 halftime lead en route to a 73-58 win over the Red Storm.

St. John's D'Angelo Harrison (11) is defended by
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St. John's D'Angelo Harrison (11) is defended by Louisville's Chris Smith, right, and teammate Kevin Ware during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) is defended by
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St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) is defended by Louisville's Kevin Ware (23) during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Louisville's Chane Behanan (24) shoots over St. John's
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Louisville's Chane Behanan (24) shoots over St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino calls out to
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino calls out to his team during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) shoots over St. John's
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Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) shoots over St. John's Moe Harkless (4) during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Louisville's Kyle Kuric (14) shoots a 3-point basket
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Louisville's Kyle Kuric (14) shoots a 3-point basket during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Louisville's Chris Smith (5) passes away from St.
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Louisville's Chris Smith (5) passes away from St. John's God'sgift Achiuwa (3) during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Louisville's Russ Smith, right, is defended by St.
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Louisville's Russ Smith, right, is defended by St. John's D'Angelo Harrison during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

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Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10) dunks the ball during
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Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10) dunks the ball during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Louisville's Jared Swopshire (21) shoots over St. John's
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Louisville's Jared Swopshire (21) shoots over St. John's Moe Harkless (4) during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10) and teammate Chane Behanan
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Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10) and teammate Chane Behanan (24) defend St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) during the first half. (Jan. 3, 2012)

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