The St. John's University basketball team defeated Gustavus 68-63 Monday night in St. Peter. The Johnnies improve to 10-9 overall with the win and currently sport an 8-6 record in MIAC play.

Mitchell Kuck led SJU with 21 points, and Patrick Butcher added 16 points in the Johnnie victory.

St. John's is currently in fifth place in the MIAC, trailing 13-1 St. Thomas by five games. The Johnnies host St. Olaf on Saturday in Collegeville.