The Huskies have now won six of their last seven games, closing in on a first-round bye in the Big East Tournament.
NEW YORK — “Joey California” looked right at home in the heart of New York City as the No. 18 UConn men knocked off another Big East rival on its self-described “revenge tour.”
Jordan Hawkins scored 20 points, Adama Sanogo added 18 points and nine rebounds, and the Huskies topped St. John’s 95-86 on Saturday.
“I was just impressed by the way that we played offensively,” UConn coach Dan Hurley said. “Just making shots, and we looked like a team that had some real offensive punch.”
Andre Jackson Jr. shook off flu-symptoms to score 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting. Joey Calcaterra also poured in 15 to lead a strong effort by UConn’s bench, and the resurgent Huskies (22-7, 11-7) avenged an 11-point loss to St. John’s at home last …