Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has 10 points and four rebounds for the Huskies. Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck each have five points.
UConn junior Stefanie Dolson will miss the first game of her career due to illness. She becomes the sixth player to miss at least one game this season for UConn.
Brianna Banks left the game with a right knee sprain with 10:02 left.
The Huskies twice trailed by as many as five in the half. They led by as many as eight before St. John’s closed with an 11-3 run.
UConn is shooting 42.9 percent from the field (3-of-14 3-pointers).
Aliyyah Handford has 12 points for St. John’s, which is shooting 53.6 percent from the field. Norwalk resident Briana Brown has 11.