Friday, November 8th, 2013
When: 7:00 PM Eastern
St. John's (0-0) vs Wisconsin Badgers (0-0)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 47 | Wisconsin: 20
Sanford Pentagon (Capacity: 3,200)
Where: Sioux Falls, SD
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: Bloomberg 1130
Some tendencies to watch for:
Last year's Wisconsin squad was an elite defensive unit - defending without fouling, defending the three-point line with dogged man-to-man looks, and blocking shots with big man Jared Berggren.
Frank Kaminsky (a Chicago-area player - do he and Phil Greene IV know each other? I believe I saw them both play at an all-star game, but I could be mistaken) now portals the paint at 6'11". He wasn't a very good defensive rebounder, and that's something Wisconsin will be watching for. He does, however, have ability to shoot out to the three-point line.
On the other side, St. John's dominates paint play on defense. But their zones have left room for three-point shooters.
Wisconsin will start a three-guard lineup with shooters.
Maybe that's why Steve Lavin was working on man defenses during preseason play?
We welcome back Chris Obekpa, and we welcome in a new season. Let's get it.
In-game first half stats
Game previews/ recent posts of importance
- St. John's vs. Wisconsin: the anticipated season opener (thread with all relevant links)
- Player preview: the game changer Chris Obekpa still has growth left in his game
- Player preview: Sir`Dominic Pointer aka CostCo looks to add an offensive aisle
- St. John's vs. Wisconsin game preview + TV info: digging for a golden start in the Dakotas
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