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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Marquette 57, St. John's 55

By Dana O'Neil

NEW YORK -- What did you think? Marquette was going to win in a blowout?

Thirteen of the Golden Eagles’ 30 regular-season games were decided by four points or less. Two went overtime. Why should things change in the Big East Tournament?

Against St. John's, they blew the lead, missed free throws and made Buzz Williams squirm.

But the heart-attack kids survived a huge second-half rally by a desperate St. John’s team to advance to the quarterfinals.

Here’s a few thoughts from the game: