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St. John's falls to DePaul in overtime

Rysheed Jordan of the St. John's Red Storm

Rysheed Jordan of the St. John's Red Storm looks on against the Villanova Wildcats at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Credit: Jim McIsaac

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- After starting 11-1, St. John's has struggled in Big East play, and Sunday's loss might have been its most frustrating. The Red Storm went ahead by 11 early in the second half before DePaul rallied for a 71-67 overtime victory.

St. John's Rysheed Jordan sank two free throws with 42 seconds left in overtime to tie the score at 67, but Myke Henry hit two foul shots with 13 seconds left and Durrell McDonald added two more with one second remaining to clinch it.

Jordan, who hit two free throws with eight seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 61, had 17 points, four assists and four steals for the Red Storm (12-5, 1-4), which has lost four of its last five. Phil Greene IV also had 17 points. D'Angelo Harrison added 11 and Sir'Dominic Pointer had 10.

Billy Garrett Jr. made all 13 of his free-throw attempts and finished with 20 points for DePaul (10-9, 4-2), which already has its most conference wins since the 2007-08 season. Henry had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Aaron Simpson added 13 points.

Forrest Robinson's three-pointer and Simpson's free throw put DePaul up 67-63 with 1:34 left in overtime.

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