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Game Thread: St. John's vs. Georgetown

The Johnnies could pull off an upset at the Garden to earn their first Big East win.

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

St. John's vs. Georgetown

When: Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

How to Watch: FOX Sports 1

How to Listen: 570 WMCA

Despite an 0-4 start to Big East Conference play, the Johnnies have shown some impressive confidence in recent games. They not only took Marquette to the wire on the road but St. John's put a scare into the 10th ranked Xavier Musketeers at Carnesecca Arena as they trailed by just one in the final two minutes.

Now Chris Mullin will have his first shot at the Georgetown Hoyas as head coach of the Red Storm. The Johnnies are undefeated at the World's Most Famous Arena this season, earning an upset win over Syracuse and a closer than expected victory over St. Francis Brooklyn. Anything can happen right?

Meanwhile, the Hoyas haven't lived up to expectations yet this year. They lost to UNC Asheville, Monmouth and Radford at home but also played one of the tougher non-conference schedules in the country thanks to match-ups versus Maryland and Duke. John Thompson III's team is second in the conference in field goal percentage defense but rank just seventh in scoring offense.

Kassoum Yakwe had a breakout game at Marquette. Can he continue that production with Isaac Copeland, Jessie Govan and Bradley Hayes patrolling the paint?

Can Federico Mussini score valuable points against D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera?

How do the Johnnies defend the three point line?

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