St.John’s bumps off another bully

Dwight Hardy’s underhanded flip with 1.2 seconds to play gave a 60-59 victory over No. 4 Pittsburgh on Saturday, the Red Storm’s fifth win over a highly ranked team this season.

Hardy, who finished with 19 points, started his drive near midcourt, went past one defender on the right side of the court only to find another one there. He went to the baseline and underhanded the ball up and over the rim to give the Red Storm (17-9, 9-5 Big East) another highly ranked victim in Madison Square Garden.

St. John’s beat then-No. 13 Georgetown, No. 9 Notre Dame, No. 3 Duke and No. 10 Connecticut, all big wins in the eyes of the NCAA tournament selection committee and the Red Storm are looking for their first bid since 2002.

Ashton Gibbs, who missed the last three games with an MCL injury to his left knee, finished with a career-high 26 points for the Panthers (24-3, 12-2).