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After reviewing alleged post-game incident between St. John’s and Xavier, Big East will take no action
After reviewing an alleged post-game incident near the locker rooms after Xavier beat St. John’s in their Big East Tournament quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden, the Big East will take no action.
“We have reviewed the actions following the St. John’s-Xavier game and do not plan to take disciplinary action,” Stu Jackson, Big East Associate. Commissioner for Men’s Basketball, said in a statement Thursday night.
Following Xavier’s 88-60 win over St. John’s, words were exchanged between Xavier’s Tyrique Jones and St. John’s Bashir Ahmed that was caught by the Fox cameras. Some pushing and shoving appeared to ensue.
“I’m not going to throw anybody under the bus,” said Xavier coach Chris Mack , whose team meets No. 5 Providence in the semifinals on Friday. “A couple guys didn’t want to shake hands. Let’s concentrate on the game.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.