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St. John's vs San Diego State: the survive and advance in the NCAA Tournament game thread

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The best #9 seed (St. John's) against the lowest #8 seed (San Diego State). A matchup of contrasting heights and contrasting styles.

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Friday, March 20th, 2015
When: 9:40 PM Eastern (-ish)
St. John's (21-11, 10-8 Big East) vs San Diego State Aztecs (26-8, 14-4 Mountain West)
Pomeroy Rank: St. John's: 39 | San Diego State 30
Time Warner Cable Arena (Capacity: 20,200)
Where: Charlotte, NC
Radio: 970 WNYM | Westwood One Sports
Line: San Diego State, -1

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It's win or go home time for Steve Lavin and St. John's tonight, as they take on San Diego State - a tall, lanky team that plays strong defense, with man looks, 1-3-1 zone looks to force turnovers, and a full-court press.

But St. John's is talented, filled with shooters, and quick.

Can St. John's make the necessary in-game adjustments? Can they open up a lead on the SDSU defense? Can they craft a game plan to earn the talented seniors one more NCAA tip off?

Read more in our St. John's vs San Diego State game preview - see who the shooters are on each team - and let's get talking!