- It's been a back and forth affair. St. John's is led in scoring by D'Angelo Harrison. He has 13 points on 4-9 shooting. He suffered an injury near the end of the first half, which appeared to be cramps.
- Chris Obekpa checked in early in the game to try and help control Xavier's big men
- Rysheed Jordan picked up two early fouls and was a bit of a non-factor.
- Matt Stainbrook has been a matchup nightmare for the undersized Red Storm. He has 10 points and five rebounds
- Trevon Bluiett added eight points of his own
- The Musketeers led for over 11 minutes of the first half, but went on cold stretches at two different points which contributed to the St. John's lead.