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Big East Tournament quarterfinals: St. John's vs. Xavier

No. 9 St. John's fell to top-seeded Xavier, 88-60, in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

St. John's guard Bashir Ahmed scores a layup
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St. John's guard Bashir Ahmed scores a layup defended by Xavier forward Kerem Kanter during the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds dribbles the ball
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St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds dribbles the ball up court against Xavier during the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Mike Francesa watches the game between St. John's
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Mike Francesa watches the game between St. John's and Xavier in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds calls a play
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St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds calls a play against Xavier during the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

St. John's guard Justin Simon brings the ball
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St. John's guard Justin Simon brings the ball up court against Xavier during the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

St. John's guard Bashir Ahmed (1) guards Xavier
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St. John's guard Bashir Ahmed (1) guards Xavier guard J.P. Macura (55) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarter finals of the Big East conference tournament, Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Madison Square Garden.

Xavier forward Tyrique Jones (0) looks to pass
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Xavier forward Tyrique Jones (0) looks to pass the ball around St. John's forward Amar Alibegovic (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East conference tournament, Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Madison Square Garden.

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