NEW YORK — Xavier held off a rally from St. John’s at Madison Square Garden but lost sophomore point guard Edmond Sumner to a left knee injury that will require an MRI on Monday.
Sumner was helped off the floor by his teammates with 6 minutes left in No. 24 Xavier’s 82-77 win over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
Trevon Bluiett notched 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Musketeers (15-6, 5-3 Big East), Sumner scored 17 points with seven assists, Quentin Goodin added 16 points and JP Macura had 14 points.
Sumner is Xavier’s second-leading scorer at 14.4 points per game to go with 4.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds.
“My first concern is for our point guard Edmond Sumner,” Xavier coach Chris Mack said. “Obviously, it didn’t look good. We’ll find out [Monday] and get an MRI. Keep him in your prayers and hopefully he’s back on the court sooner than later. But I really don’t know.”