Ponds (back) returned from a one-game absence and supplied 22 points (8-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT) and five assists in the win over Creighton on Wednesday.
The Red Storm looked lost without Ponds against DePaul on Saturday. He has scored at least 22 points in his last four games and has dealt five assists in nine straight. The 6-1 junior did not play well against Butler, who St. John's visits on Saturday, last year. Ponds scored just two points in his lone game against the Bulldogs.