The Red Storm hope to get Mustapha Heron and Marvin Clark II rolling tonight against the VCU Rams, on the way to a championship. But VCU plans on bringing their pressure [aka the Return of Havoc] and discombobulate the Johnnies.
This game, at the very least, will have some thrilling dunks. Can the Red Storm maintain their composure?
Read our game preview and who to watch on the VCU side here.
Who: St. John’s Red Storm (4-0) vs VCU Rams (4-0)
Where: Barclays Center (17,732 capacity)
When: Tuesday, November 20, 7:30 PM
TV: ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla)
Audio: 970 WNYM | TuneIn Radio
Odds: St. John’s, -7.
Last meeting: St. John’s faced VCU once, falling in the Battle 4 Atlantis two years ago, 75-69.
Cameron Mack chooses St. John’s (now official)
What we think
Look, this could either be a fully sloppy slug fest with two teams making each other uncomfortable until a star player goes on a 7-0 run capped off with a dunk, or this could be a slightly choppy game where the shots are just raining down from the sky.
This will be a test of how well St. John’s can maintain their composure, play their game, and adapt to surroundings; they have been solid, but the cracks are there — rebounding, dependence on three-point shooting.