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 East). Justin Simon added 10 points. Sedee Keita had four blocks for the home team.
The Red Storm swatted a season-high 12 blocks, and likely ensured it a trip to the NCAA tournament.
Myles Powell had 26 points for the Pirates (16-11, 7-8). Michael Nzei added 11 points. Sandro Mamukelashvili had eight rebounds.