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Wednesday / March 20.
  • Are Seton Hall and St. John’s headed for a first-round matchup in the Big East Tournament?

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Are Seton Hall and St. John’s headed for a first-round matchup in the Big East Tournament?

    If the annual Garden party began today, they would meet up in the quarterfinals at 2:30 p.m. on March 14. The winner would likely get No. 1 seed Marquette in the semifinals on March 15.

    St. John’s could’ve solidified possession of third place in the conference behind Marquette and Villanova with a home win over Xavier on Thursday night. Instead, they let Atlantic City native Naji Marshall go off for a career-high 31 points and Xavier won it’s fifth straight, 84-73. Coach Travis Steele’s club is now the No .3 seed.

    St. John’s (20-9, 8-8) closes out the season with two road games — at DePaul on Sunday and at Xavier March 9. Mustapha Heron (tendonitis) is expected back for the DePaul game after sitting out the Xavier game.

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    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.