Sir’Dominic Pointer scored a pair of consecutive baskets to spark a final rally and D’Angelo Harrison sank a pair of key free throws as St. John’s battled past Marquette 60-57.
Myke Henry scored 19 and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to help DePaul overcome an 11-point second-half deficit and beat St. John’s 71-67 in overtime on Sunday.
Rysheed Jordan added 15 points and Sir’Dominic Pointer had scored 14 and grabbed seven rebounds for St. John’s (12-4, 1-3), which shot 51 percent overall and made a season-high 10 3-pointers.
Kellen Dunham scored a season-high 28 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer with just more than 2 minutes left that helped Butler hold off No. 15 St. John’s 73-69 on Saturday.
Coach Steve Lavin said in a statement Friday that Jordan, the second-leading scorer for the 15th-ranked Red Storm, has to deal with “personal and family circumstances” in Philadelphia.
Sir’Dominic Pointer had a career-high 24 points to lead No. 17 St. John’s to an 82-57 rout of Tulane in the first game of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival Tripleheader on Sunday.
Chris Obekpa had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead No. 17 St. John’s to a 66-49 win over Long Beach State Monday night.
Steve Lavin watched the first half and wondered what went wrong. For 20 minutes, the St. John’s coach saw his veteran-laden team play as if it was full of strangers.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 26 points, Phil Greene IV had 16 and No. 24 St. John’s beat Fairleigh Dickinson 74-52 on Wednesday night.
Phil Greene IV scored 11 straight points, breaking open a tight game with a trio of 3-pointers and a fast-break layup in the final minutes, and St. John’s beat Syracuse 69-57 in a game between two former Big East rivals on Saturday night.
Hundreds of prescription medications have been removed from cabinets as people brought their unused pills to St. John’s university.
Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Monday that the 6-foot-9 Sampson has not hired an agent but is in the process. The early entry deadline is April 27.
Karvel Anderson scored 38 points and Lucky Jones added 25 to help the Colonials beat St. John’s 89-79 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
The Big East is as good as ever, particularly after adding a Creighton team that features likely NCAA Player of the Year Doug McDermott.