NEW YORK – You ring up 90 points and the first thing coming to mind is an offensive clinic. In the estimation of Xavier coach Chris Mack, it was about the defense. Xavier defeated Marquette in the first quarterfinal of the evening session at the Big East Tournament. The Musketeers would be paired against the winner of Seton Hall-Creighton, the night cap combatants.
“We got back to playing defense the way we can and had been doing earlier,” Mack said. “We addressed our defense in practice the last few weeks, I was pleased with what we did.”