St. John’s Falls to Xavier, Turns Attention Toward 2018-19

National Player of the Year candidate Trevon Bluiett would hear nothing of a first round scare. The Musketeers’ star scored 18 of his game-high 27 points after the break as top-seeded Xavier ousted St. John’s 88-60 in the quarterfinal round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading “St. John’s Falls to Xavier, Turns Attention Toward 2018-19”

Xavier 74, St. John’s 66: Three Thoughts

Four minutes remained during last night’s Xavier-St. John’s game, and for the first time, the upset the Red Storm had threatened to engineer was ready to become reality. The Musketeers, ranked tenth-nationally, had teetered throughout the Big East tilt, a combination of sloppy ball-handling, interior malaise, and plain being outworked by the Johnnies. Up one, Chris Mullin’s squad looked poised for its second upset of the season. Continue reading “Xavier 74, St. John’s 66: Three Thoughts”