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Amir Garrett loses the ball as UConn's Tyler (Credit: David Pokress)

Amir Garrett loses the ball as UConn's Tyler Orlander grabs his arm during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 6, 2013)

St. John's 71, UConn 65

St. John's held off Big East foe UConn, 71-65, at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

JaKarr Sampson of St. John's shoots over two
(Credit: David Pokress)

JaKarr Sampson of St. John's shoots over two UConn defenders in the second half. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Chris Obekpa of St. John's cheers for his
(Credit: David Pokress)

Chris Obekpa of St. John's cheers for his teammates in the waning seconds of the game. (Feb. 6, 2013)

JaKarr Sampson of St. John's knocks the ball
(Credit: David Pokress)

JaKarr Sampson of St. John's knocks the ball out of the hands of UConn's DeAndre Daniels. (Feb. 6, 2013)

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Niels Giffey of UConn draws four St. John's
(Credit: David Pokress)

Niels Giffey of UConn draws four St. John's defenders under the basket very late in the second half. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Chris Obekpa goes hard to the rim in
(Credit: David Pokress)

Chris Obekpa goes hard to the rim in the second half. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Former UConn Huskies coach Jim Calhoun, center, watches
(Credit: David Pokress)

Former UConn Huskies coach Jim Calhoun, center, watches his former team. (Feb. 6, 2013)

From left to right, Marc-Antoine Bourgault, Christian Jones,
(Credit: David Pokress)

From left to right, Marc-Antoine Bourgault, Christian Jones, Sir'Dominic Pointer and Phill Greene of St. John's watch as JaKarr Sampson shoots free throws. (Feb. 6, 2013)

New York, NY - Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
(Credit: David Pokress David Pokress)

New York, NY - Wednesday, February 6, 2013. JaKarr Sampson of St. John's goes hard to the basket against Niels Giffey of UConn. St. John's vs. Univ. of Connecticut at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by David Pokress)

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Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's beats Enosch Wolf
(Credit: David Pokress)

Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's beats Enosch Wolf and DeAndre Daniels to the basket. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's blocks a UConn
(Credit: David Pokress)

Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's blocks a UConn shot under the basket. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Chris Obekpa of St. John's defends against Enosch
(Credit: David Pokress)

Chris Obekpa of St. John's defends against Enosch Wolf of UConn. (Feb. 6, 2013)

St. John's coach Steve Lavin cheers for his
(Credit: David Pokress)

St. John's coach Steve Lavin cheers for his team as the clock winds down. (Feb. 6, 2013)

JaKarr Sampson of St. John's shoots over two
(Credit: David Pokress)

JaKarr Sampson of St. John's shoots over two UConn defenders in the second half. (Feb. 6, 2013)

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Chris Obekpa of St. John's cheers for his
(Credit: David Pokress)

Chris Obekpa of St. John's cheers for his teammates in the waning seconds of the game. (Feb. 6, 2013)

JaKarr Sampson of St. John's knocks the ball
(Credit: David Pokress)

JaKarr Sampson of St. John's knocks the ball out of the hands of UConn's DeAndre Daniels. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Niels Giffey of UConn draws four St. John's
(Credit: David Pokress)

Niels Giffey of UConn draws four St. John's defenders under the basket very late in the second half. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Chris Obekpa goes hard to the rim in
(Credit: David Pokress)

Chris Obekpa goes hard to the rim in the second half. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Former UConn Huskies coach Jim Calhoun, center, watches
(Credit: David Pokress)

Former UConn Huskies coach Jim Calhoun, center, watches his former team. (Feb. 6, 2013)

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From left to right, Marc-Antoine Bourgault, Christian Jones,
(Credit: David Pokress)

From left to right, Marc-Antoine Bourgault, Christian Jones, Sir'Dominic Pointer and Phill Greene of St. John's watch as JaKarr Sampson shoots free throws. (Feb. 6, 2013)

New York, NY - Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
(Credit: David Pokress David Pokress)

New York, NY - Wednesday, February 6, 2013. JaKarr Sampson of St. John's goes hard to the basket against Niels Giffey of UConn. St. John's vs. Univ. of Connecticut at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by David Pokress)

Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's beats Enosch Wolf
(Credit: David Pokress)

Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's beats Enosch Wolf and DeAndre Daniels to the basket. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's blocks a UConn
(Credit: David Pokress)

Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's blocks a UConn shot under the basket. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Chris Obekpa of St. John's defends against Enosch
(Credit: David Pokress)

Chris Obekpa of St. John's defends against Enosch Wolf of UConn. (Feb. 6, 2013)

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St. John's coach Steve Lavin cheers for his
(Credit: David Pokress)

St. John's coach Steve Lavin cheers for his team as the clock winds down. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Chris Obekpa shoots over UConn's Enosch Wolf during
(Credit: David Pokress)

Chris Obekpa shoots over UConn's Enosch Wolf during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 6, 2013)

JaKarr Sampson wrestles the ball away from UConn's
(Credit: David Pokress)

JaKarr Sampson wrestles the ball away from UConn's Niels Giffey during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 6, 2013)

UConn's Niels Giffey grabs an armful off Amir
(Credit: David Pokress)

UConn's Niels Giffey grabs an armful off Amir Garrett as he charges to the basket during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 6, 2013)

UConn's Omar Calhoun challenges JaKarr Sampson under the
(Credit: David Pokress)

UConn's Omar Calhoun challenges JaKarr Sampson under the basket during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 6, 2013)

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Amir Garrett loses the ball as UConn's Tyler
(Credit: David Pokress)

Amir Garrett loses the ball as UConn's Tyler Orlander grabs his arm during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 6, 2013)

JaKarr Sampson and UConn's Omar Calhoun chase a
(Credit: David Pokress)

JaKarr Sampson and UConn's Omar Calhoun chase a lose ball during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 6, 2013)

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