Scores

Final

(13) Providence 103

(20-5, 11-3 Big East)

St. John's 78

(6-19, 1-13 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, February 29, 2004

    Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

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    #13PROV 62 41103
    SJU 38 4078

    No. 13 Providence (19-5) at St Johns (6-18) 12:00 pm EST

    NEW YORK (Ticker) -- No. 13 Providence can secure a first-round bye in the Big East Conference tournament when it shoots for its sixth straight win Sunday at Madison Square Garden against depleted St. John's.

    Providence (19-5, 10-3 Big East) currently sits in third place in the Big East standings and the top four receive the coveted byes. The Friars are one game behind first-place Pittsburgh and can move back into a second-place tie with Connecticut.

    Ryan Gomes scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half to go with 12 rebounds on Tuesday as Providence posted a 73-59 victory at Notre Dame in its last game. Rob Sanders added 17 points and five steals.

    The last time Providence had a bye was in the 2000-01 season, also the last time it reached the NCAA Tournament. The Friars must avoid the temptation of looking ahead to Tuesday's showdown at home against Pittsburgh.

    St. John's (6-18, 1-12) has only five available scholarship players due to the scandal at a suburban Pittsburgh nightclub on the morning of February 5 that led to the dismissal of a number of players. It has been a rocky season for the Red Storm, whose problems began when coach Mike Jarvis was fired on December 19.

    Freshman Daryll Hill scored 21 points as St. John's fell to 0-6 against ranked opponents with Tuesday's 71-53 loss to Connecticut. The Red Storm trailed by as many as 30 points.

    Providence has won six straight against St. John's.

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    School Info

     
    PROV
    SJU
    Conference Big East Big East
    Nickname Friars Red Storm
    Type Private Private

    2003-04 Season

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