Marquette meets St. John’s in Big East quarters
No. 7 seed St. John's (21-11, 9-10) vs. No. 2 seed Marquette (23-8, 12-6)
Big East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Madison Square Garden, New York; Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT
Xavier looks to extend streak vs St. John’s
St. John's (20-10, 8-9) vs. Xavier (16-14, 8-9)
Cintas Center, Cincinnati; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Xavier looks for its ninth straight win in the head-to-head series over St....
Strus scores 43 to lead DePaul past St. John’s 92-83
CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus had a career-high 43 points as DePaul topped St. John's 92-83 on Sunday.
Femi Olujobi had 23 points and 10 rebounds for DePaul (14-13, 6-10 Big East Conference),...
JAMAICA, N.Y. (AP) — Naji Marshall had a career-high 31 points as Xavier got past St. John's 84-73 on Thursday night.
Xavier looks to extend streak vs St. John’s
Xavier (15-13, 7-8) vs. St. John's (20-8, 8-7)
Carnesecca Arena, Jamaica, New York; Thursday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Xavier looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head...
St. John’s seeks revenge on Seton Hall
Seton Hall (16-10, 7-7) vs. St. John's (19-8, 7-7)
Madison Square Garden, New York; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Seton Hall goes for the season sweep over St. John's after winning...
Watson scores 21 to lead Providence past St. John’s 78-59
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...
Figueroa lifts St. John’s to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova
NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova.
Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the first win for the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden against Villanova in 17 years, and they accomplished the feat in front of an energetic sellout crowd of nearly 20,000 fans.
Diallo leads Providence past St. John’s 70-56
NEW YORK (AP) — Alpha Diallo had 10 points and 15 rebounds to lead Providence to a 70-56 win over St. John's on Saturday.
Nate Watson had 18 points for Providence (14-10, 4-7 Big East Conference). Isaiah Jackson added 12 points and seven rebounds. David Duke had 11 points for the visitors.
Shamorie Ponds had 20 points for the Red Storm (17-7, 5-6). LJ Figueroa added 14 points. Marvin Clark II had eight rebounds.
Ponds scores 26, St. John’s burns Creighton 83-67
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Shamorie Ponds scored 26 points and St. John's had its best shooting game of the season while forcing Creighton into its worst shooting game, rolling to an 83-67 win on Wednesday night.
Mustapha Heron added 17 points and LJ Figueroa 15 for the Red Storm (16-5, 4-5 Big East Conference), who snapped a two-game skid. Ponds also had eight rebounds, eight assists and six steals.
McClung scores 25, Govan 20 in Hoyas’ 89-78 victory
NEW YORK (AP) — Mac McClung scored 25 points, Jessie Govan added 20 with nine rebounds and Georgetown beat St. John's 89-78 on Sunday.
McClung was 9-of-19 shooting with four 3-pointers and slammed home a dunk in transition with 1:11 to go for an 81-77 lead after the Red Storm missed three shots on their possession. A block by Govan led to another easy transition basket by Josh LeBlanc for the Hoyas (13-7, 3-4 Big East) as they avenged a 97-94 overtime loss to St. John's in Washington on Jan. 5.
Ponds scores 22 in return, St. John’s beats Creighton 81-66
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.
Ponds scores 26 and St. John’s goes to 9-0
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.
St. John’s blows by Rutgers 84-65 behind Heron’s 27 points
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — On an off-night for Big East preseason Player of the Year Shamorie Ponds, St. John's relied on two newcomers to notch the Johnnies most impressive win of the young season.
Auburn transfer Mustapha Heron had a game-high 27 points, including four-of-five from beyond the arc while JUCO transfer LJ Figueroa had 23 points, including 14 points on four-of-five from 3-point land in the first half, to lead St. John's past Rutgers 84-65 in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.