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St. John's Beats Another Top-Five Team: No. 1 Villanova

Shamorie Ponds Scored 26 points to help the Red Storm upset top-ranked Villanova in Philadelphia.Credit Laurence Kesterson/Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — St. John’s took down another of the nation’s elite and stunned No.

Shamorie Ponds scored 26 points to spark the Red Storm (12-13, 1-11 Big East) to its first conference win of the season and easily their best week since Chris Mullin was in uniform, not the coach.

The Wildcats (22-2, 9-2) ended a nine-game winning streak and will surely tumble from the top of the national rankings, where they’ve spent the last five weeks at No.

Continue reading the main story Jalen Brunson, a leading candidate for national player of the year, nearly rallied Villanova to victory down the stretch.

St. John’s turned the ball over off the inbounds play and Brunson, who led the Wildcats with 28 points, made the Red Storm pay on a crashing layup that sent him to the line.

Marvin Clark II flexed his muscles toward the Red Storm bench when he was fouled as he made a basket.

In a season where the Wildcats have roughed up the Big East, St. John’s lost by only 78-71 and stayed close until the final two minutes.

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