STORRS, Connecticut (Ticker) -- Even at far less than its best, Connecticut had too much for St. John's.
Rashad Anderson provided a spark with 21 points off the bench as the 20th-ranked Huskies overcame 23 turnovers with 17 blocks to rout the Red Storm, 68-46, in a Big East Conference contest.
Anderson, who has scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games, made 7-of-11 shots. Denham Brown added 17 for the Huskies on 5-of-7 shooting.
While Connecticut (14-5, 6-3 Big East) was sloppy at times on offense, it held St. John's to a season-low 27 percent (18-of-67) from the field.
"I was scared of this game being a trap, with Syracuse and North Carolina coming up," Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said.
Upset with the play of point guards Marcus Williams and Antonio Kellogg, Calhoun shook things up in the second half by briefly playing Sami Ameziane, a 5-10 walk-on from France.
Williams, the Big East leader in assists, handed out nine, but scored just three points and turned the ball over five times.
St. John's could not figure out Connecticut's defense as the Huskies added to their Division I-leading total in blocks. Josh Boone led the defensive effort with nine rejections. The 17 blocks set a school Big East record.
"What saved us was defense," Calhoun added. "We played magnificent defense."
"They (Anderson and Brown) were the scoring answer for us tonight," Boone added. "Once again, the inside was not doing it. They were sending a lot of guys inside as soon as we were getting the ball."
Boone and fellow forward Charlie Villanueva combined for 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting. In Wednesday's 81-76 victory against Villanova, the tandem combined for just two field goals.
Daryll Hill provided the lone offensive spark for the Red Storm (8-11, 2-7) with 22 points on 9-of-24 shooting. No other player had more than eight points for St. John's, which has shot under 30 percent in its last two games.
The Red Storm shot 28 percent against Rutgers on Wednesday, but came away with a 53-52 victory.
"Their (UConn's) length really bothered us," St. John's coach Norm Roberts said. "We had some easy putbacks and shots that didn't roll in for us. We didn't finish really well. Give them credit. They were extremely physical, pushing and not letting you get where you want to be."
St. John's stayed close for most of the first half and pulled within 23-21 on Hill's jumper with 6:50 left, but Connecticut closed the half with an 11-2 spurt to open a 34-23 lead at the break.
"I'm really concerned with the fact that we're not scoring in the paint," Calhoun said.
The Red Storm scored just five points in the first eight minutes of the second half and the Huskies built a 47-28 cushion on Anderson's layup with 12:27 remaining.
The 46 points was the fewest allowed by Connecticut this season. The Huskies' previous low came in a 99-48 rout of Florida International on November 30, when UConn recorded a school-record 19 blocks.