Back home, where the streets don't all lead to the beach and the home court isn't a resort, St. John's tries to hit a reset button after a disappointing set of losses. (The weather is warm, and it is wet outside, but it's not the same.)
Tonight, St. John's take on the Delaware State Hornets, who might be the worst team on the schedule aside from Baruch. And that might be a toss-up. But the beautiful thing about basketball is that the game doesn't care about how good KenPom says a team is, what conference a team is in, what the oddsmakers say (St. John's are ten-point favorites, FYI).
St. John's has to perform. And more importantly, they can't just ride Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett; this is the kind of game where:
- Malik Ellison has to find his role.
- Where Federico Mussini needs to find his shot.
- Where Richard Freudenberg finds the confidence.
- Where Yankuba Sima and Kassoum Yakwe get in sync.
- Where Tariq Owens' jump shot comes along.
- Where the team learns to defend better.
- Where Bashir Ahmed works out the kinks in his individual attack.
- Where Marcus LoVett hones his ability to get other players good shots.
And on and on.
Who: St. John’s Red Storm (2-4) versus Delaware State Hornets (1-5)
Where: Carnesecca Arena
When: Tuesday, November 29, 6:30 PM
How to watch? FS2 or Fox Sports Go