Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
When: 7:00 PM Eastern
St. John's (4-2, Big East) vs Fordham Rams (4-1, Atlantic Ten Conference)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 172 | Fordham: 129
Rose Hill Gymnasium (Capacity: 3,200)
Where: Bronx, NY
TV: none | Atlantic 10 online
Radio: 570 WMCA
Line: Fordham, -6
From one small gym in Hawaii, to another small gym in the Bronx.
But I have to say, despite you all being in good hands with Carmine tonight, who is covering the game for the Rumble - I'm jealous.
Personally, Rose Hill Gym is one of my favorite places. I first went there accidentally, when I made a wrong turn going to the Fordham pool while attending a swim meet. I didn't think that was a Division I gym, but it sure was lovely...
Since then, I've had a friend bump Travis Ford on her way to get nachos, back when he was a U Mass coach (the players and fans cross the same spaces), I've seen Tom Pecora victorious over Steve Lavin's first St. John's team, I've seen high schoolers try to impress college coaches. All in the same stone-walled bandbox.
We're confident in the young St. John's team's chances, given their growth over the first month; plus Kassoum Yakwe gets to bolster the Red Storm front court. How are you feeling about the game? The oddsmakers strongly like Fordham, with a pair of seniors.