Quentin Richardson had 26 points and 12 rebounds last night as No. 19 DePaul used a second-half burst to beat St. John's, 71-65, in Rosemont, Ill., ending the Red Storm's six-game winning streak.

St. John's (6-2), playing its second game without injured starting point guard Erick Barkley, got 16 points each from guards Bootsy Thornton and Chudney Gray.

Richardson, the main attraction for 25 NBA scouts who were credentialed for the game, sparked a 20-5 second-half run with a three-pointer.

DePaul (7-2) built its lead to 14 and was up 66-53 with about four minutes remaining. But the Red Storm went on a 10-1 run. After a dunk by Gray and a pair of free throws by Anthony Glover, St. John's had cut DePaul's lead to 67-63 with two minutes to play.

The Blue Demons lost starting point guard Rashon Burno with 14 minutes 33 seconds left when he sprained a knee ligament in a collision under the basket. He will have an MRI exam today.

AUBURN WOMEN 96, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 71: Tasha Hamilton scored 18 points in Birmingham as the No. 8 Tigers rebounded from their first loss of the season.

Shana Askew added 16 points for Auburn (6-1), which lost, 77-65, at No. 9 Penn State on Saturday. Holly Holland had 17 points to lead Alabama-Birmingham (4-3).