PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 11: (L-R) Kris Joseph #32 and Fab Melo #51 of the Syracuse Orange talk as they walk on the court against the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center on January 11, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
The No. 2 Syracuse Orange rolled over the St. John's Red Storm, 95-70, on Saturday. Fab Melo returned to score 14 points.
The No. 2 Syracuse Orange held The Red Storm without a point for 7:19 stretching from the end of the first half through the beginning of the second, on their way to a 95-70 win at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Fab Melo returned after missing three games due to an academic issue. He helped lead the Orange with 14 points, three rebounds and two blocks.
The Red Storm shot well from outside, going 7-for-15 from behind the 3-point arc. Inside was another story. Syracuse had a 38-25 rebounding advantage for the game, including a 14-9 advantage on offensive rebounds leading to second-chance opportunities. Six of those offensive rebounds came from Kris Joseph, on his way to eight total and 13 points.
D'Angelo Harrison did the most damage for the Red Storm on Saturday, scoring 23 points on five made 3-pointers and 8-for-12 from the free throw line. Moe Harkless added 15 points and eight rebounds, but in the end it wasn't enough to overcome a 55.7 percent shooting performance by the Orange.