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Game thread: St. John's at Minnesota

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St. John's looking for a road win in the Big East/ Big Ten challenge known as the Gavitt Games.

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This is the granddaddy of them all!

Or, at least, of the first three games.

St. John's travels to see a major conference foe in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers have size and a 3-0 record, but haven't been tested by major conference competition. As part of the Gavitt Games series, St. John's will provide that test - while being tested themselves.

Game information

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (2-0) versus Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-0)

Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

When: Friday, November 18th, 9:00 PM ET

TV: Big Ten Network; channel guide can be found by clicking here.

Audio: St. John’s TV All-Access has free audio. That station can be found by clicking here. Also live game audio can be found on 570 WMCA.

Twitter: Follow @rumbleSBN and @StJohnsBBall for updates.

Last Meeting: On November 26th of 2014, St. John’s beat Minnesota 70-61 in the NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals.

**Game preview**

Notes

We are about the find out how much St. John's has improved.

Shamorie Ponds is one of 6 overlooked freshmen.

The Daily Gopher's preview of tonight's game.

Both Minnesota and St. John's mine the NYC area for recruits.

What we are looking for tonight:

  • Dependent on so many newcomers, how will St. John's react for the larger arena, road environment, and raised court at Minnesota's Williams Arena?
  • Can Ponds/ LoVett/ Mussini score in bunches and pace the Red Storm against a bigger, more talented opponent?
  • How will Yankuba Sima and Tariq Owens handle the size of the Gopher front line?