Saturday, December 21, 2013
When: 2:00 PM Eastern
Youngstown State Penguins (8-5) vs St. John's (7-3)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 52 | Youngstown State: 194
Carnesecca (Capacity: 5,602)
Where: Queens, NY
TV: Fox Sports 1 | Fox Sports Go online
Radio: Bloomberg 1130
Line: 13.5, St. John's
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. This is a sweater you can buy:
As for the game:
- Despite being tall, Youngstown State doesn't rebound very well at all. Three of their wins have been against non-Division 1 teams.
- They scored well in a 91-73 loss to Pittsburgh behind 28 from star Kendrick Perry. But they also lost to Austin Peay (284 in the Pomeroy rankings) and Mizzouri-Kansas City (290 in the Pomeroy rankings)
- They force turnovers and protect the ball.
Just because this is a likely lightly-attended pre-holiday game doesn't mean the Johnnies can take the opponent lightly. The goal tonight should be to beat down the Penguins and go enjoy Christmas dinner.