NEW YORK (FOX19) - Top-seeded Xavier cruised past ninth-seeded St. John's 88-60 in the Big East tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
Big East officials are reviewing security footage inside MSG to see if St. John's players tried to approach Xavier's locker room after the game. Nothing is confirmed, except that Xavier won big.
Senior Trevon Bluiett scored 27 points in the win, a career-high for Bluiett in conference tournament play. Kaiser Gates added 16 points in the win while Kerem Kanter tossed in 12 points.
XU held a team to 60 points for the first time since November 20 when they held Hampton to 60 points. The Musketeers had just seven turnovers in the win and made 9 of their 21 three-pointers.
The Musketeers have advanced to the semifinals in the conference tournament five straight years since joining the Big East. XU will face the winner of Creighton and Providence in the semifinals on Friday at 6:30 p.m.