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Game thread: St. John’s vs Oregon State Beavers

Around 2:00 PM (maybe earlier?), the Johnnies take on the Pac-12 Beavers.

Wendell Cruz

Right now, St. John’s is about to step onto the court at the HP Field House, a small venue near Orlando, knowing that their coach and their program needs wins. There is some level of pressure; losses in this tournament aren’t damning, but they would be deflating.

The first opponent in the Advocare Invitational is the Oregon State Beavers. They have a lot of size with forward Tres Tinkle and big man Drew Eubanks, plus the brothers Thompson in the backcourt.

Today, we see whether the Johnnies can impose chaos and frustration on the Beavers like they did to Nebraska. The stifling defense is key in this game, but if St. John’s finally dusts off a 40-minute offensive performance including sharp shooting... this game could be a blast to watch.

Right now, Missouri is in the winner’s bracket, winning 95-58; St. John’s hopes to join them.

Game Details

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (4-0) vs. Oregon State Beavers (2-1)

What: First Round of 2017 AdvoCare Invitational

Where: HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida

When: Thursday, November 23nd, 2:00 PM ET


Audio: 970 AM WNYM; TuneIn Radio

Last Meeting: St. John’s outlasted Oregon State 66-63 in the 2001 Great Alaska Shootout.