St. John's passes test against DePaul

Ranked in the Top 25 for the first time this season, the Johnnies didn't have a letdown

Updated: February 25, 2011, 7:37 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In its first test since a bull's-eye was planted squarely on its chest, St. John's passed with flying colors.

The Red Storm, playing a game as a ranked team for the first time in 11 seasons, pummeled last-place DePaul on Wednesday night, 76-51.

"We knew how important this game was," said St. John's forward D.J. Kennedy, who finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. "In past years, we had letdowns in games like this. ... So we just locked in on everything."

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