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St. John’s ends regular season with loss to Providence

Marvin Clark II of the St. John's Red

Marvin Clark II of the St. John's Red Storm reacts after his team's overtime loss to the Seton Hall Pirates at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Credit: Steven Ryan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rodney Bullock scored 13 points with eight rebounds, Kyron Cartwright added 10 points and the two seniors led Providence past St. John’s 61-57 on Senior Day, the regular-season finale Saturday.

The Friars (19-12, 10-8) next play in a Big East Tournament quarterfinals Thursday as a No. 4 seed and St. John’s plays in the first round on Wednesday as the ninth seed.

Bashir Ahmad scored five of his 12 points in a 9-1 run for the Red Storm (15-16, 4-14) late in the game and Justin Simon dunked to bring the Red Storm within 50-47 with 3:30 to play.

Cartwright nailed a 3-pointer from the top of the key to stretch the lead and Providence closed it out going 8 of 10 at the free throw line in the last 38 seconds.

Marvin Clark led St. John’s with 14 points, Simon finished with 13 and Tariq Owens 12. The Red Storm were 5-2 in February.

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