Big East honorees this week... Player of the week: Alpha Diallo (Providence) Freshman of the week: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Villanova) Honor roll: Ty-Shon Alexander (Creighton), Terrell Allen (Georgetown), Markus Howard (Marq), LJ Figueroa (St. John's), Collin Gillespie (Nova).
Xavier returns to Madison Square Garden in about 3 weeks to play in the Big East Tournament. To avoid being one of the last four in the standings - and claim a first-round bye - it needs a win tonight over St. John's at MSG. Must withstand the Red Storm's pressure & defend well.
When the floor slap occurred, there were just over 4 minutes left in the game and MSU led by 7. They ended the game surrendering a 14-0 run and went from a win probability of 93.6% to 0%.
Michigan State slaps floor on defense, immediately surrenders 9-0 in three possessions. The lesson, as always, is not to be a clown.