Without the Big East’s leading-scorer — whose status for Saturday’s regular-season finale at Providence is uncertain — St.
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For that group there, it was really important.” Though Butler (19-11, 9-8) uncharacteristically struggled shooting and hit just 35 percent from the field, its domination of the offensive glass and the play of Paul Jorgensen (17 points) allowed them to recover from a 12-point second-half deficit and take a five-point lead with 17 seconds remaining in regulation.
Simon nearly delivered one of greatest endings the Queens crowd had ever seen, but his jumper at the buzzer bounced twice on the rim before drifting wide.
Still, the redshirt sophomore was able to seal the game, scoring five straight points in the final minute of double overtime, beginning with his tie-breaking finger-roll with 46 seconds left.