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St. John's vs #22 Butler - the game thread where St. John's tries to move on up

John Alber


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
When: 7:00 PM Eastern
St. John's (14-7, 3-5 Big East) vs #22 Butler Bulldogs (16-6, 6-3 Big East)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 47 | Butler: 20
Hinkle Fieldhouse (Capacity: 10,000)
Where: Indianapolis, IN
TV: FoxSports1 | Fox Sports Go
Radio: TuneIn Radio
Line: Butler, -6.5

Butler logo

St. John's won a game against Providence that keeps a glimmer of hope alive in the Big East. But St. John's is still eighth in the standings, two games under .500 in the conference, and need a streak of wins.

Is Butler about to see a Red Storm buzzsaw? Or will the toughness of Butler win out, as it did last time against St. John's, when Rysheed Jordan took his one-game leave of absence?

That game - the first for Butler with Chris Holtmann officially named head coach after Brandon Miller left the head coaching spot - revealed that the Johnnies poor defense against the three-pointer was no fluke, and started a string of lackluster defensive second halves that caused us and other pundits to question the team's depth.

Of note: D`Angelo Harrison is three points away from being the third St. John's player to score 2,000 points.

See our preview of tonight's Butler/ St. John's game, and let's get chatting!