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JaKarr Sampson boxes out Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman. (Credit: Errol Anderson)

JaKarr Sampson boxes out Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman. (Jan. 15, 2013)

St. John's 67, Notre Dame 63

St. John's upset No. 20 Notre Dame in Big East play with a 67-63 win Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Christian Jones of St. John's eludes Tom Knight
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Christian Jones of St. John's eludes Tom Knight of Notre Dame to score 2 points. St. John's defeated Notre Dame 67 to 63 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Jakarr Sampson of St. John's is fouled by
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Jakarr Sampson of St. John's is fouled by Eric Atkins of Notre Dame. Sampson had 17 points in St. John's 67 to 63 victory over Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson.

Chris Obeka starts to celebrate as St. John's
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Chris Obeka starts to celebrate as St. John's holds on to a small lead over Notre Dame. (Jan. 15, 2013)

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Jamal Branch celebrates St. John's 67-63 victory over
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Jamal Branch celebrates St. John's 67-63 victory over Notre Dame. (Jan. 15, 2013)

D'Angelo Harrison blocks the shot of Notre Dame's
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D'Angelo Harrison blocks the shot of Notre Dame's Tom Knight in closing seconds of a game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Steve Lavin looks on during a game against
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Steve Lavin looks on during a game against Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Notre Dame's Eric Atkins tries to drive past
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Notre Dame's Eric Atkins tries to drive past Felix Balamou. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Notre Dame's Tom Knight tries to drive past
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Notre Dame's Tom Knight tries to drive past Chris Obeka. (Jan. 15, 2013)

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Notre Dame's Eric Atkins looks for an opening
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Notre Dame's Eric Atkins looks for an opening as Phil Greene IV defends him. (Jan. 15, 2013)

JaKarr Sampson boxes out Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman.
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JaKarr Sampson boxes out Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Notre Dame's Jack Cooley (45) goes up for
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Notre Dame's Jack Cooley (45) goes up for a rebound against St. John's D'Angelo Harrison. (Jan. 15, 2013)

St. John's Jakarr Sampson (14) goes up for
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St. John's Jakarr Sampson (14) goes up for a shot as Notre Dame's Cameron Biedscheid (1) and Tom Knight (25) defend. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Notre Dame's Eric Atkins, left, goes up for
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Notre Dame's Eric Atkins, left, goes up for a shot against St. John's Phil Greene IV, center, and Christian Jones. (Jan. 15, 2013)

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Jakarr Sampson takes a shot during a game
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Jakarr Sampson takes a shot during a game against Notre Dame. (Jan. 15, 2013)

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