Boothe provides spark for Red Storm

The senior scored 14 points off the bench to lead St. John's over No. 11 Notre Dame

Updated: January 17, 2011, 1:59 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- On the list of potential heroes for St. John's on Sunday, Malik Boothe's name would not have appeared anywhere near the top.

Boothe had scored in double figures only once this season -- in the Red Storm's very first game, at Saint Mary's on Nov. 16. He was averaging just 3.9 points in 19.1 minutes per game.

But the 5-foot-9 senior from Queens stood taller than anyone else on Sunday afternoon at the Garden, scoring 14 points off the bench and leading St. John's to a 72-54 ...

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