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Shamorie Ponds on Big East honor roll, St. John’s receives votes in both polls

The Red Storm are just outside the top 25 in the two major national polls.

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St. John’s, 7-0 after a comeback win against Georgia Tech, remains unranked in the AP Poll, but Shamorie Ponds has won another weekly Big East honor.

After pulling St. John’s up in the neutral site game in Miami against Georgia Tech for a 76-73 win, Ponds gets a Big East Honor Roll spot. Ponds, who had scored 4 points last Tuesday against Maryland Eastern Shore, was on fire in Miami, scoring 37 points. It’s the second time in his career that he has scored 37 points, and seven points short of his career-high 44 against Marquette last season.

But speaking of Marquette...

Markus Howard scored 45 points to help defeat #12 Kansas State, 83-71.

Big East Player of the Week

Markus Howard, Marquette, G (JR)

Freshman of the Week

A.J. Reeves, Providence, G, (Fr)

Honor Roll

Ty-Shon Alexander, Creighton, G (SO); Jessie Govan, Georgetown, F (SR); Eli Cain, DePaul, G (SR); Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s, G (JR); Eric Paschall, Villanova, F (SR)

Poll watch

St. John’s received enough votes to be 32nd in the country according to the voters, but have not cracked the top 25. The sole Big East team in the poll is Villanova at #21. Also receiving votes, but their overall rank: Marquette (28), Creighton (31), St. John's (32).

In the Coaches’ Poll, St. John’s received 33 votes, good enough for 27th. Villanova was 21, Creighton received the 29th-most votes, and Marquette received the 46th-most votes... 1.