Pregame Quotes: No. 5 St. John's vs. No. 4 Providence

Senior D'Angelo Harrison was named a First Team All-BIG EAST selection this season.
March 10, 2015

Head Coach Steve Lavin
Opening Statement:
"Naturally, the team is looking forward to playing in the postseason. Our players are aware that this is a special time of year and it's a great opportunity to play in the BIG EAST Tournament. It makes it even sweeter that it's at Madison Square Garden and that our seniors have an opportunity to play again in a venue that has been good for us, not only this year, but throughout their careers."

On playing against Providence:

"Our games have been competitive through the years. It's less about how many times we've played them, but more that we know we'll have our hands full because they are a very talented basketball team and arguably have one of the country's best 1-2 punch tandems in Kris Dunn and [LaDontae] Henton."

On having a team led by seniors:
"The great part of having seniors and upperclassmen is that they've been through the battles over the course of their career. It doesn't guarantee success but there is something to be said for having experience. This group has exhibited an old fashioned work ethic. I've been impressed by our teams ability to bounce back. Resiliency is an important trait to possess."

Senior Guard D'Angelo Harrison
On playing in the BIG EAST Tournament:
"We're definitely excited. Getting everybody healthy has been the main focus for the last few days. Thursday is a big game for us. It's going to be something new that we're just going to add and do what we've done since we've been here."

On playing against Providence:
"I know they're going to come out ready to play. [Ed Cooley] is a great coach and he's going to have them ready to play. I talked to some of the fans today on campus and they said they're going to go crazy at the game. It'll be a fun game."

On the history this season with Providence:
"We've beaten them twice. I'm just going to look at the film at how we executed, finished and how everybody played and just try to duplicate it."

Senior Forward Sir'Dominic Pointer
On him and Phil Greene IV not making First Team All-BIG EAST:
"We just take it as motivation and just keep moving. The coaches decided what they decided on. We'll just use it to fuel ourselves to be better. We're not worried about individual accolades, just about the team. We know how good we are and we know how good we can be."

Senior Guard Phil Greene IV
On not earning All-BIG EAST honors:
"It gives me a lot of motivation. As a team, we're going to get our extra work in so we can win against Providence on Thursday."




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