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St. John's goes down early, can't keep up with Georgetown in road loss

LJ Figueroa #30 of the St. John's Red

LJ Figueroa #30 of the St. John's Red Storm is defended by Kamar Baldwin #3 of the Butler Bulldogs during a men's basketball game at Carnesecca Arena on Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019.  Credit: Steven Ryan

WASHINGTON — Mac McClung scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half and Georgetown easily beat St. John's 87-66 on Wednesday night.

McClung scored seven of Georgetown's opening 14 points as the Hoyas had a double-digit lead by the 14:05 mark of the first half. A 16-0 run pushed Georgetown's lead to 45-16 and the advantage was 53-26 at halftime.

Jamorko Pickett had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for Georgetown (11-5, 1-2 Big East Conference). Terrell Allen added 16 points and five steals, and Jagan Mosely had 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

LJ Figueroa had 23 points for the Red Storm (11-5, 0-3). Rasheem Dunn added 18 points and nine rebounds.

Georgetown plays No. 16 Villanova on the road on Saturday. St. John's faces DePaul at home on Saturday.

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