NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Junior guard Justin Simon of St. John's has been chosen Big East Conference defensive player of the year.
The league also announced on Monday its head coaches selected...
NEW YORK (AP) — Shamorie Ponds had 27 points, five assists and five steals as St. John's beat Seton Hall 78-70 on Saturday night.
Marvin Clark II had 18 points for St. John's (20-8, 8-7 Big...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nate Watson tied his career high with 21 points as Providence topped St. John's 78-59 on Wednesday night.
Alpha Diallo had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Providence...
JAMAICA, N.Y. (AP) — Mustapha Heron had a season-high 28 points as St. John's beat Butler 77-73 in overtime on Tuesday night.
Heron hit 10 of 12 foul shots.
Marvin Clark II had 18 points for St. John's (18-7, 6-6 Big East Conference). Shamorie Ponds added 14 points and seven rebounds. Justin Simon had seven rebounds for the hosts.
Kamar Baldwin had 16 points for the Bulldogs (14-11, 5-7). Paul Jorgensen added 15 points and nine rebounds. Henry Baddley had eight rebounds.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shamorie Ponds had 22 points and five assists in his return from a back injury and St. John's broke away from Creighton for an 81-66 victory Wednesday night.
Mustapha Heron scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Red Storm (15-3, 3-3 Big East), who lost their previous two games. That quickly knocked St. John's out of the AP Top 25 this week after the school's first appearance in four years.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shomorie Ponds scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and combined with Justin Simon for nine points in a game-ending run as undefeated St. John's fended off Princeton 89-74 on Sunday at the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rodney Bullock scored 13 points with eight rebounds, Kyron Cartwright added 10 points and the two seniors led Providence past St. John's 61-57 on Senior Day, the regular-season finale Saturday.
The Friars (19-12, 10-8) next play in a Big East Tournament quarterfinals Thursday as a No. 4 seed and St. John's plays in the first round on Wednesday as the ninth seed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Simon turned three takeaways in the last minute — a steal and two defensive rebounds — into five points at the other end and St. John's defeated Butler 72-68 in double overtime on Wednesday night.
Simon, a transfer from Arizona, led St. John's (15-15, 4-13 Big East) with 24 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and five assists. Marvin Clark II, who sank a pair of insurance free throws at the very end, added 20 points and two blocked shots, Bashir Ahmed tossed in 22 points.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin was at a loss.
He had used the word 'lethargic,' to describe his St. John's Red Storm's play in the first half of a 69-59 win over Iona in the second game of the Holiday Festival on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, and was asked if he could explain why that was.
"You tell me why those 18-to-21 year olds do things," Mullin said. "I don't know why I did it. I don't know why my kids do it. I don't know."