Shabazz Napier had 17 points and nine assists as No. 9 Connecticut beat St. John's 83-69 on Saturday in a game coached by assistants for both teams.
Andre Drummond had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Jeremy Lamb added 15 points for UConn (12-1, 2-0 Big East), which shot 60 percent from the floor to win its seventh straight game.
Freshman D'Angelo Harrison had 17 points, and God'sgift Achiuwa and Moe Harkless each added 16 for St. John's (7-6, 1-1), which lost for the first time in four games.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun was serving the second of a three-game suspension for NCAA violations, while St. John's coach Steve Lavin continues to recover from prostate cancer surgery in October.