PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sir’Dominic Pointer raced down the court and hit a jumper from the corner at the buzzer to lead St. John’s to a 63-61 come-from-behind win over Saint Joseph’s in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
Making their record 28th NIT appearance, the Red Storm (17-15) trailed by double digits midway through the first half, before rallying to take a 57-56 lead on back-to-back layups from Amir Garrett with three minutes remaining.
Hawks’ forward Ronald Roberts made two free throws to tie the game with 5.7 seconds left, before Pointer’s game-winner.
Pointer finished with 15 points and Big East Rookie of the Year JaKarr Sampson scored 16 points to lead St. John’s.
Carl Jones and Langston Galloway combined to score 37 points for the Hawks (18-14), who were the preseason pick to win the Atlantic 10.
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