Mustapha Heron had a game-high 27 points, including four-of-five from beyond the arc while 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.
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Mustapha Heron scored 26 points, Shamorie Ponds added 21 with three 3-pointers and St. John's rallied to beat Bowling Green 84-80 on Friday night.
Shamorie Ponds scored 20 points, Mustapha Heron added 15 and St. John's cruised to a 76-55 season-opening win over Loyola Maryland on Tuesday night.
The question appears to be simple in the Big East this season: Can anyone challenge Villanova for the conference crown?
Are big things ahead for Chris Mullin and St. John's? How will Xavier handle a coaching change? Will Nova take a step back?
Kansas and Kentucky are loaded. No surprise there. Duke and UNC are in the mix - as usual. But a couple of other contenders just might surprise you.
Transfer Mustapha Heron, who averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for Auburn last season, received a waiver to play immediately for St. John's.
Xavier lost head coach Chris Mack. Marquette has to prove it can defend. Georgetown and St. John's are both unproven. That leaves Villanova all alone atop the Big East.
Guard Mustapha Heron, a transfer from Auburn, announced Thursday that he's committed to St. John's. Sources tell ESPN's Jeff Borzello that Heron will apply for a hardship waiver in order to play immediately.
St. John's forward Kassoum Yakwe plans to transfer and will not return to the Red Storm next season.
Trevon Bluiett scored 27 points, Kaiser Gates had 16 and No. 3 Xavier looked every bit the top seed in the Big East tournament in an 88-60 win over St. John's on Thursday.
Shamorie Ponds returned from an abdominal strain and scored 26 points and ninth-seeded St. John's took over in the second half to beat ninth-seeded Georgetown 88-77 in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday night.
Taking a look back at the notable looks sported by the Big East teams.
Rodney Bullock scored 13 points with eight rebounds, Kyron Cartwright added 10 points and the two seniors led Providence past St. John's 61-57 on Senior Day, the regular-season finale Saturday.
Justin Simon turned three takeaways in the last minute -- a steal and two defensive rebounds -- into five points at the other end and St. John's defeated Butler 72-68 in double overtime on Wednesday night.
Khadeen Carrington scored 22 points, including six in overtime, and Seton Hall defeated St. John's 81-74 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
Sam Hauser made five 3-pointers and finished with 24 points as Marquette rolled to an 85-73 victory over St. John's on Wednesday night.
Shamorie Ponds continued his remarkable run with 26 points and a career-high 10 assists and St. John's continued its turnaround with a 77-76 win over DePaul on Wednesday night.
Shamorie Ponds continued his incredible play by scoring 44 points and resurgent St. John's, coming off consecutive victories over top-five teams, defeated Marquette 86-78 on Saturday.
St. John's took down another of the nation's elite and stunned No. 1 Villanova 79-75 on Wednesday for its second win over a top-five team this week -- and first over the top-ranked team in 33 years.
Shamorie Ponds scored 33 points and St. John's stunned No. 4 Duke 81-77 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, snapping an 11-game losing streak and handing the suddenly suspect Blue Devils their second loss in eight days.