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Live Big East Tourney Coverage: St. John’s vs. Providence

St. John’s
Red Storm
57  74 Providence
Final 1 2 Score
St. John’s 27 30 57
Providence 40 34 74
18-58 Field Goals 25-62
6-21 Three Pointers 6-12
15-23 Free Throws 18-24
7 Assists 15
36 Rebounds 49
3 Steals 9
4 Blocks 4
13 Turnovers 15
21 Fouls 19




Final score: Providence 74  St. John’s 57. Henton leads team with 20 points to go with 12 rebounds. Dunn also has great game with 17 points, 11 assists and four rebounds. The Friars will now face Villanova in the semifinals at 7:0o PM ET Thursday night. Last game the two teams, Villanova won 89-61. I have a feeling tomorrow night’s game will be much different.

Let’s Go Friars chant taking over MSG. Providence about to salt this away.

St. John’s won’t go away quietly. Down 63-51 with 3:52 to go. Stranger things have happened. Simply put, Rysheed Jordan (18 points) was only Johnny to show up today. Harrison and Pointer have scored just 14 points combined.

Like the three previous games here at the Garden, it looks like we have a runaway here. Providence is scorching the nets and now lead 61-43 with 7:06 to go . Providence is shooting 42 percent from the field, 55 percent from three-point range and 79 percent at the charity stripe. Meanwhile, St. John’s can’t hit water if it fell out of a boat. Shooting 31 percent from the field and a meager 21 percent from three-point range,.

Providence still holding serve, up 51-40 with 11:13 to go. Many times St. John’s looks like world beaters and some times they play so undisciplined. It always depends on which team shows up.  That said, they are probably not in danger of missing out of NCAA Tournament bid, but if they lose today they could be looking at low seed.

Key fourth foul on Pointer. That could be telling down the stretch.

First media timeout of second half. Providence now leads 46-36 over St.John’s. St. John’s playing with more energy in second half and attacking basket well.

At halftime, Providence leads St. John’s 40-27 . It’s simple as Providence being on the mark and St. John’s not. Providence is shooting 46.7 from the field, 57.1 percent from three-point range and 8-9 from the free-throw line. St. John’s enters half shooting 26.7 from the floor, 11.1 from three-point range and 10-11 from the free-throw line, which is what somewhat is keeping them in the game.

With 3:43 to go before half, Providence leads SJU 35-19. Like Villanova before them in the first game, Providence is forcing their will and are on fire from the perimeter. The Friars are shooting 57 percent from the field, and a staggering 67 percent from three-point range. Meanwhile, St. John’s is shooting an ugly 23 percent from the field and even more pathetic 13 percent from three-point range.


Providence up 26-11 over St. John’s. It definitely appears Providence wants this game more. They are clearly dictating tempo, as St. John’s looks out of sorts. Henton makes strong move to hoop for and-1. St. John’s, meanwhile,  looking undisciplined and taking terrible shots and are shooting a measly 15 percent from the floor. Rysheed Jordan falls hard to floor on last play and will be taken out.

Providence is now on a 16-0 run to take command early. St. John’s not in synch and looking lethargic. Remember, St. John’s swept the season series from Providence this season. So, PC is looking for revenge and they are clicking now.

It’s a game of runs to start the PC/SJU battle. The Red Storm reel off first seven points, only to see the Friars counter with a 9-0 run. Providence leads 9-7 with 14:35 to go in first half.

Here we go. Providence starters are Carson Desrosiers, Ben Bentil, LaDontae Henton, Kris Dunn and Junior Lomomba. St. John’s starting five is D’Angelo Harrison, Phi Greene IV, Sir’Dominic Pointer, Jamal Brnach and Chris Obekpa.

Today’s U is live from the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden as the St. John’s Red Storm take on the Providence Friars in the quarterfinals at 2:30ET. We’ll have up-to-the-second courtside coverage from Dan Stack. Follow him on Twitter @StacDemon and get full Championship Week and Selection Sunday coverage @TodaysUSports.

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