Seton Hall and St. John's played a thrilling game at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, with the Pirates holding on for an 82-79 win.
With the victory, the Pirates improved to a perfect 6-0 in the Big East, while St. John's fell to 1-5 in the conference.
"We were really struggling to score in the first half and they were doing a great job," Pirates head coach Kevin Willard said after the game. "I think in the second half we were able - with turning them over a few times for easy buckets, I thought that kind of got everybody into a good rhythm and was able to kind of relax everybody a good bit and get us going into a good offensive rhythm."
Myles Powell was simply tremendous for Seton Hall once again, scoring 29 points on 11-20 shooting, coming up with big buckets in the second half to help the Pirates erase a 13-point halftime deficit.
"This is what I came back my senior year for, the great group of teammates I have and the coaching staff I have. Without them, I'm nothing," said Powell. "I'm blessed to be in this situation. I'm thankful for everything that's coming my way and we'll continue to play Seton Hall basketball and keep getting wins because that's all that matters at this point."