Big East Conference Tournament - St. John's Falls 79-74 Against Providence - Game Recap

Providence grabbed a 79-74 win over St. John's on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Josh Fortune at Madison Square Garden.

Providence was a 5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Providence got 16 points from LaDontae Henton and another 13 points from Kadeem Batts. Bryce Cotton contributed 4 assists, while Kadeem Batts cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

St. John's got 21 points from D'Angelo Harrison in a losing cause and another 17 points from Rysheed Jordan. D'Angelo Harrison contributed 4 assists for them, while Orlando Sanchez had 12 rebounds.

Providence led at halftime, 36-33.

Providence had a 48-45 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.