Score: St. John’s 67, No. 20 Notre Dame 63
Stars: Notre Dame: Eric Atkins 21 Pts, 6 Stl, 4 Ast. St. John’s: Jakarr Sampson 17 Pts, 4 Reb.
Story: Coming off of a close home loss to the UConn Huskies, Notre Dame ventured into Madison Square Garden, which has been a nightmare location for the Irish over the past few seasons. Notre Dame got off to a hot start led by guard Eric Atkins, but St. John’s weathered the storm with tough defense and relentless energy. The Johnnies built a 12-point lead in the second half but had to pull it out late in a game that was tied with less than four minutes to play.
Notre Dame drops to 14-3 overall and 2-2 in the Big East. The Irish return home on Saturday to face Rutgers.
Irish lose 2nd straight.67-63 the final. St johns wins. Irish Garden struggles continue.
— Angelo Di Carlo (@angdicarlowndu) January 16, 2013
#NotreDame still cannot get anything going away from rim.
— Tom Noie (@tnoieNDInsider) January 16, 2013
No truth to the rumor that Mike Brey interviews with the Philadelphia Eagles tomorrow.
— Nate Jacobson (@natejacobson1) January 16, 2013