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COL BKB: St. John's 63, St. Joseph's 61

March 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

PHILADELPHIA, March 19 (UPI) -- Sir'Dominic Pointer buried a jumper with 0.2 seconds left Tuesday, boosting St. John's over Saint Joseph's 63-61 in an NIT opening-round contest.

Pointer drove up the court after taking an inbounds pass, stopped on the left side and connected on a 17-footer, breaking a 61-61 tie and sending the Red Storm (17-15) into the second round.

Pointer finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Jakarr Simpson led fifth-seeded St. John's with 16 points and five boards.

The fourth-seeded Hawks (18-14) got 21 points from Carl Jones, and Langston Galloway added 16 and five boards.

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