NEW YORK -- Freshman JaKarr Sampson scored six of his 13 points in overtime and St. John's extended its winning streak to five games with a 79-74 victory over DePaul on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena.
D'Angelo Harrison, the Big East's second-leading scorer at 19.8 points, had 17 to lead the Red Storm (14-7, 6-3 Big East), whose winning streak is one game short of how many conference wins they had last season. St. John's has won the last eight games against DePaul.
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Brandon Young had 21 points for the Blue Demons (10-10, 1-6), who have lost five straight and seven of eight.
Sampson's rebound basket with 1:49 left in overtime gave the Red Storm the lead for good at 75-74. Young missed a foul-line jumper and, as Sir'Dominic Pointer went in for a layup, Young fouled him hard and a flagrant 1 was called.