Red Storm clashes with the Cavaliers for the first time since the 2003 NIT (ESPN, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, Watch ESPN).
Red Storm to face the Cavaliers at 11 a.m. on ESPN at John Paul Jones Arena.
BUZZER BEATER: Pointer's Heroics Propel St. John's Into NIT Second Round After 63-61 Win At Saint Joseph's
Pointer finishes with 15 points as Red Storm erases 12-point second half deficit in victory.
Red Storm meets the Hawks for the first time since 1980 (ESPNU, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, Watch ESPN).
Postgame News Conference: St. John's 79, DePaul 74
Pregame Media Availability: DePaul
Postgame News Conference: Georgetown 67, St. John's 51
Media Availability Prior To Game Vs. Fordham
Press Conference Following Win Over FGCU
St. John's men's basketball
NIT First Round
St. John's vs. Villanova - AP Photos
St. John's squares off against Villanova in the opening round of the 2013 BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
St. John's takes on 20/22 Pitt in a noon matchup at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 24.
On Pointer: Built a reputation as one of the most athletic and tenacious defenders in the BIG EAST ... a tremendous rebounder for his size ... improved offensive skills allow him to play at the shooting guard, small forward and power forward positions ... steady "Main Street push" may earn him time as a point-forward.
Steve Lavin On Pointer: "In addition to a well-rounded offensive skill set, Dominic is a dynamic athlete who has demonstrated a propensity at the defensive end of the floor. We envision Dom growing into a role as a defensive stopper. Add to that his ability to slash and score in transition, and it is easy to see why he has the makings of a very special contributor to our program."
As A Freshman In 2011-12: Played in all 32 games, starting 25 ... one of four Red Storm players to average 30.0 minutes or more with 30.0 per outing ... averaged 6.6 points per outing as a rookie and contributed six double-figure scoring games ... grabbed 146 rebounds to rank third among all Red Storm players, and his 4.6 rebounds per game average ranked fourth ... posted 16 games with five or more boards ... finished third on the squad with 1.3 offensive rebounds per game ... tied for first among Red Storm players and 13th in the BIG EAST with a 1.6 steals per game average ... his 1.8 steals per league contest led the squad and ranked sixth among league leaders ... 1.5 assists per game tied for third on the squad ... had six rebounds, all in the second half, and scored nine points against DePaul (Feb. 20) ... notched sixth-career and second-straight double-digit performance with 13 points against UCLA (Feb. 18) ... recorded fifth-career double-digit performance with 12 points and tied a career-high with five steals at Seton Hall (Feb. 14) ... pulled down a career-high nine rebounds and tied a career-high with 39 minutes played against Villanova (Jan. 21) ... registered his fourth double-digit scoring performance with 12 points, including a 6-of-6 effort from the charity stripe, against No. 11/11 Georgetown (Jan. 15) ... dished a career-high six assists at No. 25/24 Marquette (Jan. 11) ... had a career-high five steals to go with six points and seven rebounds against No. 11/10 Louisville (Jan. 3) ... scored a career-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and tied a career high with eight rebounds at No. 9/9 Connecticut (Dec. 31) ... contributed eight points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks against Fordham (Dec. 17) ... netted 10 points on five field goals, and pulled down eight rebounds in 39 minutes played in his homecoming at Detroit (Dec. 5) ... finished with nine points, seven rebounds and two steals at No. 1/1 Kentucky (Dec. 1) ... totaled eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, and added two rebounds and two steals in his second-career start against Northeastern (Nov. 26) ... scored 10 points to recorded his first double-digit performance and added a career-high three blocks against St. Francis (N.Y.) (Nov. 22).
At Quality Education Academy: Played two years at Quality Education Academy in Winston Salem, N.C. ... rated as high as the No. 8 small forward in his class and the No. 24 overall prospect by recruiting services ... keyed QEA to a 25-4 record as a senior in 2010-11 ... averaged 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 4.0 blocks per game ... following the season, played for the South Team in the inaugural All-American Classic in Houston at the 2011 Final Four ... scored 18 points on 5-of-8 field goals and added five boards, three assists and three blocks in leading his South squad to a 93-91 victory ... participated in the Jordan All-American Classic ... averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.8 assists as a junior in 2009-10 to help lead QEA to a 28-7 mark.
Personal: Sir'Dominic Denzel Pointer ... born in Detroit, Mich. ... son of San Pointer and Anthony Nolan ... has two sisters, Connae Pointer (30) and his twin sister, Miz'Unique Pointer (20) ... chose St. John's because of Coach Lavin and the coaching staff and the academic aspects of the University ... majoring in liberal studies.
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