St. John’s rallies past DePaul for Big East victory
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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 at Wintrust Arena.
Marvin Clark II added a career-high 24 points for St.John’s (14-13, 3-11 Big East), which has won four straight — beating Villanova and Duke — since ending an 11-game losing streak.
Ponds, who averaged 34.3 points while shooting 54.5 percent in the previous wins, was 10 of 18. He had a 3-pointer and a 3-point play before feeding Tariq Owens to complete a 10-2 run for a 75-71 lead 47 seconds left.
Marin Maric had a tip-in with 19.7 seconds remaining for the Blue Demons but Clark and Owens both made 1 of 2 free throws to offset a 3 at the buzzer.
Eli Cain had 19 points and 11 assists for DePaul (10-15, 3-10), which won 91-74 at St. John’s.