JOHNNIES DO IT AGAIN!— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 8, 2018
St. John’s UPSETS No. 1 Villanova 79-75! How about that for a first Big East win?! pic.twitter.com/wgSIM6a34n
St. John's pulled off its second major upset in five days, this time at top-ranked Villanova. After knocking off previous number-five Duke on Saturday, Shamorie Ponds poured in 26 points to lead the Red Storm to a 79-75 win over 'Nova in Philadelphia. Justin Simon added 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as St. John's improved to 12-and-13 on the season and 1-and-11 in the Big East.
Jalen Brunson netted a game-high 28 points for the Wildcats, who dropped to 22-and-2 and 9-and-2.