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St. John's vs Marquette game thread: new unis, rebuilding opponent

The one where the Johnnies graphite-colored backs are against the wall.

Dom Pointer & St. John's face a smaller front line in Marquette tonight.
Dom Pointer & St. John's face a smaller front line in Marquette tonight.
John Alber


Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
When: 7:00 PM Eastern
St. John's (12-5, 1-4) vs Marquette Golden Eagles (10-7, 2-3)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 34 | Marquette: 90
Madison Square Garden (Capacity: 19,786)
Where: New York, NY
TV: Fox Sports 1 | Fox Sports Go
Radio: WNYM 970
Line: St. John's, -6

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St. John's finds themselves at 1-4 in Big East play, and need a strong run starting about, oh, now if they want to keep hopes of a Big East Tournament berth alive. Even winning all of the remaining home games would leave St. John's with eight wins; the team will need a few W's on the road and to hold serve at home.

The Johnnies may be fortunate to face the Big East's worst offense in eighth-place Marquette, but at ninth in the standings, the Red Storm have no reason to feel anything but the hot breath of urgency on their backs; the Johnnies have the league's worst defense through five games, mostly thanks to some truly bad second halves that we highlighted this morning.

Read our game preview for more scouting report. And also our Q and A with Marquette site Anonymous Eagle.


New grey uniforms for the Red Storm!

Tonight vs. Marquette we unveil @underarmour Graphite Uniforms! #SJUBB #WEARENEWYORKSTEAM

A photo posted by St. John's Basketball (@stjohnsbball) on

Phil Greene IV will be honored for passing the 1,000 point marker.

World series champion rookie and St. John's baseball star Joe Panik is honored tonight!

St. John's plays a team just as bad at rebounding and as undersized as they are!

D`Angelo Harrison's calf is hopefully recovered so he can carry the Red Storm to victory!