New York, NY (Sports Network) - Vander Blue scored the game's final four
points, including a driving layup as time expired, as 15th-ranked Marquette
outlasted St. John's in a 69-67 overtime thriller in the regular-season finale
for both teams.
Blue finished with 16 points and Jamil Wilson added 14 along with eight
rebounds for Marquette (23-7, 14-4 Big East), which overcame 19 turnovers and
blew a 10-point lead with three minutes left in regulation to enter next
week's Big East Tournament on a four-game win streak.
The Golden Eagles had already sewn up one of the four double-byes for the
event and will return to MSG for a quarterfinal matchup on Thursday.
Playing without both leading scorer D'Angelo Harrison and starting forward
Sir'Dominic Porter due to suspensions, the Red Storm (16-14, 8-10) scored nine
straight points to force overtime before ultimately suffering their fourth
straight loss and sixth defeat in seven outings.
Phil Greene IV led the St. John's comeback effort with 20 points, with Jakarr
Sampson finishing with 17 in the setback.
The Red Storm will next be in action during Wednesday's second round of the
Big East Tournament.
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