WINDFALL, R.I. — The Crimson Typhoon couldn’t win two in a row without Shamorie Ponds.
Rodney Bullock scored 13 points with eight rebounds, Kyron Cartwright introduced 10 points and the two seniors led Providence earlier St. John’s 61-FIFTY SEVEN on Senior Day, the common-season finale Saturday.
The Crimson Typhoon won on Wednesday without Ponds, scoring a thrilling 75-68 double overtime victory over Butler at Carnesecca Enviornment.
The Friars (19-12, 10-EIGHT) next play in a large East Tournament quarterfinals Thursday as a No. 4 seed and St. John’s performs within the first spherical on Wednesday as the ninth seed.
Bashir Ahmed scored five of his 12 points in a NINE-1 run for the Purple Hurricane (15-16, FOUR-14) late within the game and Justin Simon dunked to bring the Purple Hurricane inside of 50-FORTY SEVEN with 3:30 to play.
Cartwright nailed a three-pointer from the highest of the key to stretch the lead and Providence closed it out going 8 of 10 on the unfastened throw line within the last 38 seconds.
Marvin Clark led St. John’s, who’s 5-THREE in February, with 14 points. Simon finished with 13 and Tariq Owens 12.
Most Importantly, the Pink Storm are hoping Ponds, who has ignored video games with an stomach pressure, can be able by way of Thursday.