St. John's 65, South Florida 48

EDS: APNewsNow. St. John's 65, South Florida 48.

NEW YORK -- Paris Horne scored nine of his 19 points in St. John's game-breaking 18-2 run and the Red Storm beat South Florida 65-48 on Sunday.

The win moved the Red Storm (12-9, 3-6) into a tie for 10th place in the 16-team Big East with Notre Dame and No. 25 Georgetown.

Sean Evans had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Justin Burrell had 10 points for St. John's, which had lost five of six.

Dominique Jones had 16 points for the Bulls (7-14, 2-7), who have lost five of six.

Justin Leemon hit one of South Florida's eight 3-pointers to give the Bulls a 40-38 lead with 12:53 to play. They then went 7:48 without scoring and 8:52 without a field goal.

Rob Thomas tied the game with a rebound basket with 12:18 left and South Florida managed two field goals the rest of the way, both coming after the Red Storm had taken a 56-42 lead on a breakaway layup by Horne with 2:55 left.