Heading into Wednesday’s rematch with Providence, the biggest question for the Bluejays is the status of Marcus Zegarowski. Their star point guard has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, and while they won without him against St. John’s, they missed him greatly in Saturday’s loss at Butler. The faster pace and style of the game against the Red Storm played to Shereef Mitchell’s strengths; the lower possession, half-court nature of the Butler game magnified his weaknesses.
With Providence next, another lower-possession grinder is probably on tap. That makes Zegarowski’s return even more critical. But the Jays are playing his status close to the vest.