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Rowsey scores 34, but MU loses 86-78 at St. John's

QUEENS, New York - Andrew Rowsey scored 34 points, but Shamorie Ponds' 44 lifted St. John's to an 86-78 win over Marquette at Carnesecca Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Marquette (14-11, 5-8 BIG EAST) trailed by two at the break, 34-32, but could not stop the Red Storm from shooting 60.0 percent from the floor (30-of-50).

Markus Howard and Sam Hauser each added 18 for MU, while Justin Simon posted 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for SJU.

Rowsey scored 19 of his 34 in the first half.

Marquette returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Creighton.

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