Marquette drilled No. 7 St. John’s, 86-54, in the first game after losing two regular-season affairs to the Johnnies. Still, St. John’s appears headed to the Big Dance despite losing 5-of-7 down the stretch. At this point, it appears the Big East will send four teams dancing: Villanova, Marquette, Seton Hall and St. John’s. Xavier remains alive as well. Georgetown’s slim NCAA Tournament chances effectively came crashing down with the loss. Myles Cale added 14 points for Seton Hall, which came into the Big East Tournament having downed Marquette and Villanova to ensure a spot in the NCAA Tournament for a fourth straight season. Sandro Mamukelasvili added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
“It’s March and anything can happen…It’s gonna be a goodie for the @BIGEASTMBB Semifinals tomorrow.”— @SetonHallMBB‘s Myles Powell after putting on a show at MSG pic.twitter.com/k50wgclO2n — FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) March 15, 2019