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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
When: 7:00 PM Eastern
St. John's Red Storm (13-9, 3-6 Big East) at Providence Friars (16-6, 6-3 Big East)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 52 | Providence: 47
Dunkin' Donuts Center (Capacity: 12.410)
Where: Providence, RI
TV: Fox Sports | Fox Sports Go
Announcers: Jason Benetti + Tarik Turner
Radio: Bloomberg 1130
Spread/ Favorite: 3/ Providence

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The Johnnies have won four out of five and face the surging Providence Friars tonight for a shot at the creamy middle of the Big East

But the Friars have been tough at home against the Big East, losing only once in double overtime to Seton Hall; Ed Cooley's bunch has taken out Creighton, Butler, Georgetown and Xavier in their friendly New England confines.

A win continues the narrative about the February surge. A loss reminds all that St. John's margin for error is long gone out the window... no pressure.

Rysheed Jordan gets the start tonight instead of Jamal Branch.