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St. John's non-conference opponent scouting: Franklin Pierce Ravens

A preseason look at St. John's opponent Franklin Pierce before the season starts.

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Franklin Pierce Ravens
Monday, November 17
KenPom Ranking
KenPom Predicted Win %
Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)
7:30 p.m.
2013-14 Record
Key Players
Ryen Vilmont (6'5" F, Sr.); Donte Gittens (6'4" G, So.)
Key Newcomers
Key Losses
Ellis Cooper (6'3" F), Adriano Vourliotakis (6'8" C)

Franklin Pierce logoFranklin Pierce, a Division II school in New Hampshire named after New Hampshire native and ex-president Franklin Pierce (who has gone down in history as one of the worst presidents*, overseeing the first half of the decade that led to the Civil War), loses eight letter winners from a successful season, complete with a deep Division II NCAA Tournament run.

I didn't know Franklin Pierce was a school, and likely, neither did you. So in terms of exposure, this is a big win for the Ravens, who get two Division I games as part of filling out the NIT slate late in the scheduling year.

The St. John's game will be the third in three nights for the FP Ravens.

*(also research: Bleeding Kansas; research: not nominated by his own party for a second term).