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Game thread: St. John's vs Syracuse

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St. John's has won two straight against the Syracuse Orange, which gladdens the hearts everywhere downstate...

But that means a reckoning could be coming. The Johnnies are vulnerable, down to eight players with Federico Mussini and Amar Alibegovic sitting out this game. Syracuse hasn't beaten a major conference foe yet, losing to a wounded U Conn, a diminished Georgetown, a strong South Carolina squad and a top-25 Wisconsin team along the way.

The young Orange will be looking to put something on St. John's tonight.

Is St. John's strong enough to use their shooting and take out Syracuse for a third straight game?

It's the 91st meeting and Chris Mullin's first coaching match at Jim Boeheim court.