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Harrison's 21 lead St. John's over Georgia Tech 69-58 for 3rd in Barclays Center Classic

  • St. John's guard D'Angelo Harrison (11) looks to pass against Georgia Tech guard Trae Golden (23) in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    St. John's guard D'Angelo Harrison (11) looks to pass against Georgia Tech guard Trae Golden (23) in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Tech guard Solomon Poole (2) looks for a shot against St. John's forward/center Chris Obekpa (12) in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Georgia Tech guard Solomon Poole (2) looks for a shot against St. John's forward/center Chris Obekpa (12) in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. John's head coach Steve Lavin directs his players in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    St. John's head coach Steve Lavin directs his players in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

D'Angelo Harrison scored 21 points and St. John's overcame a 15-point deficit for the second straight game, this time going on to a 69-58 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday in the third-place game of the Barclays Center Classic.

The Red Storm (5-2) used a 24-2 run in the second half to take control and offset Friday night's 89-82 overtime loss to Penn State.

Harrison was 12 of 13 from the free throw line, where St. John's enjoyed a big advantage. The Red Storm were 27 of 35, while Georgia Tech was 12 of 14.

Robert Carter Jr. and Trae Golden both had nine points for the Yellow Jackets (5-3), who led 19-4 in the first half and 46-36 with 13:04 to play on a layup by Daniel Miller.