Mustapha Heron missed three weeks with a serious ankle sprain and played unremarkably in his first two games back, but reemerged as a central figure for the Red Storm on Saturday at MSG. He had 15 points and shot 3-for-6 on three-pointers as St. John’s outlasted the Blue Demons, 74-67, before a very-engaged crowd of 6,636 for its first Big East win of the season.

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm and Flynn Cameron #21 of the DePaul Blue Demons battle under the basket during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Julian Champagnie #2 of the St. John's Red Storm and Paul Reed #4 of the DePaul Blue Demons battle under the basket during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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LJ Figueroa #30 of the St. John's Red Storm is defended by Devin Gage #3 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn #3 of the St. John's Red Storm and Devin Gage #3 of the DePaul Blue Demons battle for the rebound during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Josh Roberts #1 of the St. John's Red Storm gets tripped up against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Head coach Mike Anderson of the St. John's Red Storm reacts against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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David Caraher #5 of the St. John's Red Storm celebrates a three point basket against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm is defended by Jalen Coleman-Lands #5 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Paul Reed #4 of the DePaul Blue Demons attempts a shot against LJ Figueroa #30 of the St. John's Red Storm during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Paul Reed #4 of the DePaul Blue Demons is defended by Josh Roberts #1 of the St. John's Red Storm during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Paul Reed #4 of the DePaul Blue Demons is defended by Josh Roberts #1 of the St. John's Red Storm during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Devin Gage #3 of the DePaul Blue Demons attempts a shot against Greg Williams Jr. #4 of the St. John's Red Storm during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Jaylen Butz #2 of the DePaul Blue Demons is defended by Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Julian Champagnie #2 of the St. John's Red Storm attempts a pass against Jaylen Butz #2 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn #3 of the St. John's Red Storm attempts a shot attempts a shot during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Romeo Weems #1 of the DePaul Blue Demons is defended by Greg Williams Jr. #4 of the St. John's Red Storm during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Nick Rutherford #24 of the St. John's Red Storm and Jalen Coleman-Lands #5 of the DePaul Blue Demons battle for the ball during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm handles the ball on offense against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn #3 of the St. John's Red Storm is defended by Jaylen Butz #2 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Head coach Mike Anderson of the St. John's Red Storm reacts against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn #3 of the St. John's Red Storm attempts a lay up against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Nick Rutherford #24 of the St. John's Red Storm and Jalen Coleman-Lands #5 of the DePaul Blue Demons battle for the ball during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn #3 of the St. John's Red Storm is defended by Romeo Weems #1 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm is fouled by Paul Reed #4 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm celebrates the play against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm handles the ball on offense against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm is fouled by Paul Reed #4 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Nick Rutherford #24 of the St. John's Red Storm is defended by Jalen Coleman-Lands #5 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn #3 of the St. John's Red Storm handles the ball on offense against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Greg Williams Jr. #4 of the St. John's Red Storm attempts a jump shot against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn #3 of the St. John's Red Storm is pursued by Darious Hall #13 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Head coach Mike Anderson of the St. John's Red Storm reacts against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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David Caraher #5 of the St. John's Red Storm scores a basket and draws a foul from Jalen Coleman-Lands #5 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn  of the St. John's Red Storm gets tripped up against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. 

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm celebrates a basket against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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LJ Figueroa #30 of the St. John's Red Storm drives to the basket against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Damien Sears #15 of the St. John's Red Storm attempts a jump shot against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Greg Williams Jr. #4 of the St. John's Red Storm congratulates David Caraher #5 after his basket against the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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LJ Figueroa #30 of the St. John's Red Storm is defended by Darious Hall #13 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Rasheem Dunn #3 of the St. John's Red Storm attempts a shot against Darious Hall #13 and Jaylen Butz #2 of the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm celebrates the teams win over the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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Mustapha Heron #0 of the St. John's Red Storm celebrates the teams win over the DePaul Blue Demons during a men's basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. NCAA Basketball between the DePaul Blue Demons and the St. John's Red Storm..

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