This game sure is starting early! St. John’s has started a game at 11:30 PM, a game that started at 11:00 AM, and now a second game that starts at 4:30 PM. The Johnnies start time is like a box of chocolates and whatnot.
Anyway, St. John’s will handle two big men who shoot threes in Anthony Longpre and Taylor Funk, a solid point guard from Brooklyn named Shamar Newkirk who is better at drawing fouls than shooting, and solid wing in James Demery.
Will the Saint Joseph’s Hawks provide a stern test for the Red Storm? Or will their permissive defense give the Storm a chance to run wild?
Who: St. John’s Red Storm (9-2) vs. Saint Joseph’s Hawks (5-5)
What: Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase
Where: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
When: Wednesday, December 20th, 4:30 PM ET
TV: ESPNU or WatchESPN
Audio: 970 AM WNYM; TuneIn Radio
Last Meeting: Sir’Dominic Pointer’s buzzer beater lifted St. John’s over Saint Joseph’s in the 2013 NIT Second Round by a 63-61 score.