St John's tops Providence for first Big East win
Providence (13-5, 3-2) trailed 49-32 early in the second half but used a 16-2 run, during which St. John's made just 1 of 10 field goals, to cut the Friars' deficit to 51-48 when Tyler Harris made a pair of free throws with 10:13 remaining.
Back-to-back 3's by Greene and Harrison pushed the St. John's lead back to nine about 3 minutes later and back-to-back layups by Greene made it 69-57 with 3:32 left.
The Red Storm made 14 of 16 free throws, including 9 of 10 by Pointer, from there to seal it.
Kris Dunn had 17 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for Providence.