87
TF 4
FINAL/OT
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OT
ESP2
Tue Nov. 20
7:30pm
BONUS
86
TF 6
ML: -303
VCU 7, O/U 143.5
ML: +249
STJOHN
VCU

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Ponds' shot gives St. John's tournament title

NEW YORK (AP) - Shamorie Ponds scored 35 points, including a running floater with 4.8 seconds left in overtime to lift St. John's to an 87-86 victory over VCU for the championship of the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center on Tuesday night.

Isaac Vann made two free throws with 10.9 seconds left to give the Rams (4-1) a one-point lead. The Red Storm (5-0) called a timeout then got a pass to Ponds, who drove to the left side before putting in a left-handed bank shot. Marcus Evans attempted a straightaway 3-pointer for VCU which came up short, though a replay appeared to show he was hit on the arm as he shot.

Ponds, who scored 32 points against Cal the night before, scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to give St. John's a 73-72 lead before Evans made 1 of 2 free throws to tie with 5.8 seconds remaining.

Ponds also had seven assists and seven steals. LJ Figueroa added 15 points and nine rebounds.

Vann, a junior, led VCU with a career-high 30 points, making four 3-pointers and all 10 of his free throws. The Rams committed 22 turnovers, 14 off steals.

St. John's notched its first championship in an early-season tournament since the 2010-11 Great Alaska Shootout.

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Key Players
J. Simon
I. Vann
28.5 Min. Per Game 28.5
10.8 Pts. Per Game 10.8
2.3 Ast. Per Game 2.3
4.8 Reb. Per Game 4.8
50.0 Field Goal % 40.7
40.0 Three Point % 26.3
60.0 Free Throw % 80.0
  Defensive rebound by St. John's 0.0
  Marcus Evans missed 3-pt. jump shot 0.0
+ 2 Shamorie Ponds made layup 4.0
+ 1 Issac Vann made 2nd of 2 free throws 10.0
+ 1 Issac Vann made 1st of 2 free throws 10.0
  Shooting foul on Mustapha Heron 10.0
+ 1 Shamorie Ponds made 2nd of 2 free throws 28.0
+ 1 Shamorie Ponds made 1st of 2 free throws 28.0
  Personal foul on Issac Vann 28.0
+ 1 Issac Vann made 2nd of 2 free throws 41.0
+ 1 Issac Vann made 1st of 2 free throws 41.0
Team Stats
Points 87 86
Field Goals 31-73 (42.5%) 26-62 (41.9%)
3-Pointers 6-22 (27.3%) 13-34 (38.2%)
Free Throws 19-24 (79.2%) 21-27 (77.8%)
Total Rebounds 36 45
Offensive 9 9
Defensive 22 34
Team 5 2
Assists 16 16
Steals 14 5
Blocks 1 4
Turnovers 9 22
Fouls 22 25
Technicals 1 0
35 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST
30 PTS, 11 REB, 5 AST
12OTT
away team logo St. John's 5-0 31421487
home team logo VCU 4-1 36371386
Team Stats
away team logo St. John's 5-0 77.1 PPG 35.2 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo VCU 4-1 71.0 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
2
S. Ponds G 19.7 PPG 4.1 RPG 5.1 APG 45.3 FG%
23
I. Vann F 10.8 PPG 3.6 RPG 2.2 APG 41.9 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Ponds G 35 PTS 4 REB 7 AST
I. Vann F 30 PTS 11 REB 5 AST
42.5 FG% 41.9
27.3 3PT FG% 38.2
79.2 FT% 77.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Ponds 35 4 7 11/25 1/6 12/15 4 44 7 1 1 1 3
L. Figueroa 15 9 2 6/10 2/4 1/2 0 41 0 0 0 1 8
M. Clark II 10 3 3 4/13 1/8 1/2 5 35 1 0 3 0 3
J. Simon 9 5 2 4/8 0/1 1/1 4 35 4 0 4 0 5
M. Heron 8 7 2 2/12 0/0 4/4 5 41 2 0 1 5 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Ponds 35 4 7 11/25 1/6 12/15 4 44 7 1 1 1 3
L. Figueroa 15 9 2 6/10 2/4 1/2 0 41 0 0 0 1 8
M. Clark II 10 3 3 4/13 1/8 1/2 5 35 1 0 3 0 3
J. Simon 9 5 2 4/8 0/1 1/1 4 35 4 0 4 0 5
M. Heron 8 7 2 2/12 0/0 4/4 5 41 2 0 1 5 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Dixon 10 2 0 4/4 2/2 0/0 1 22 0 0 0 2 0
B. Trimble Jr. 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 7 0 0 0 0 1
J. Camus - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Keita - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Cole - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Lawrence - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Caraher - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Williams Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Earlington - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 87 31 16 31/73 6/22 19/24 22 225 14 1 9 9 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Vann 30 11 5 8/14 4/7 10/10 3 34 1 0 3 1 10
D. Jenkins 14 1 2 5/11 4/8 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 0 1
M. Evans 12 0 1 4/11 1/6 3/7 4 27 2 1 6 0 0
M. Santos-Silva 6 12 1 2/6 0/0 2/4 3 23 0 2 2 4 8
C. Douglas 0 8 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 30 0 0 2 3 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Vann 30 11 5 8/14 4/7 10/10 3 34 1 0 3 1 10
D. Jenkins 14 1 2 5/11 4/8 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 0 1
M. Evans 12 0 1 4/11 1/6 3/7 4 27 2 1 6 0 0
M. Santos-Silva 6 12 1 2/6 0/0 2/4 3 23 0 2 2 4 8
C. Douglas 0 8 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 30 0 0 2 3 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Crowfield 13 2 0 5/7 3/5 0/0 0 21 1 0 1 0 2
M. Simms 9 6 4 2/10 1/6 4/4 1 32 1 0 0 1 5
V. Williams 2 0 1 0/1 0/0 2/2 4 10 0 0 2 0 0
M. Gilmore 0 2 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 5 0 1 2 0 2
S. Mobley 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 7 0 0 0 0 1
P. Byrd 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 2 0 0
X. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sheehy-Guiseppi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 43 16 26/62 13/34 21/27 25 225 5 4 22 9 34