Notre Dame bounces back with win over St. John’s

Updated: March 5, 2013

Jerian Grant poured in a game-high 21 points
on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range and also dished out eight assists to
lead 24th-ranked Notre Dame to a 66-40 win over St. John’s on senior night at
Purcell Pavilion.

Eric Atkins added 15 points and seven assists and Jack Cooley had 12 points
and 13 boards for the Fighting Irish (23-7, 11-6 Big East), who bounced back
from a 72-64 loss at Marquette on Saturday.

Jakarr Sampson scored 12 points and Phil Greene IV dropped in 10 for the Red
Storm (16-13, 8-9), losers in three straight.

Sir’Dominic Pointer, who scored seven points and pulled down 12 boards, was
ejected in the closing stages of the game after fighting Cameron Biedscheid.

It appeared that Biedscheid, who was also ejected, initiated the fracas after
pushing Pointer as the Notre Dame seniors were being taken out of the game.
Pointer then punched Biedscheid in the face multiple times before the players
were separated. Biedscheid also appeared to land at least one blow.