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Open game thread: St. John's at Butler

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
When: 4:00 PM Eastern
St. John's Red Storm (11-8, 1-5 Big East) at Butler Bulldogs (11-8, 1-6 Big East)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 66 | Butler: 92
Hinkle Fieldhouse (Capacity: 10,000)
Where: Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Net/ Yes
Announcers: Mike Gleason and Greg Kelser
Radio: Bloomberg 1130
Line: 4.5, Butler


St. John's travels to the iconic Hinkle Fieldhouse, in Indiana, the place where the movie Hoosiers was filmed (and the real-life state Indiana state championship was played).

Unlike the trip to Europe, or even the journey to San Francisco last year, this isn't a trip for sightseeing. St. John's is well behind the rest of the Big East and needs a run to reasonably think about the NIT and the NCAA Tournaments.

Which team will show up? The team that raced out to a huge lead over the Seton Hall Pirates on Thursday? Or the team that stumbled out of the gate and almost stumbled at the finish line?