No. 12 Georgetown holds off St. John's 71-61

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Freshman forward Greg Whittington scored a career-high 12 points, and No. 12 Georgetown hit clutch 3-pointers down the stretch Sunday in a 71-61 win over St. John's.

Whittington, Jason Clark and Markel Starks all hit 3s in the final 6 minutes to counter the Red Storm's momentum in a game in which Georgetown never trailed -- but also never led by double digits until the final 5 seconds.

Five players scored in double figures for the Hoyas (19-5, 9-4), who moved into sole possession of fourth place in the Big East and bounced back from an overtime loss at Syracuse on Wednesday.

D'Angelo Harrison scored 24 points, and Moe Harkless had 20 for the Red Storm (10-15, 4-9).