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Game thread: St. John’s vs St. Francis

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Marvin Clark with the reverse layup
Wendell Cruz

It’s Wednesday night, and the hoopin’s right/ yes it’s Wednesday night, oh what a night (oh what a night)

Crank up all the Kool & the Gang you have, because this is the live game thread for the St. Francis/ St. John’s game! It’s the second-to-last game where the Red Storm will be heavily favored, with Big east play (and Duke) coming in just 10 days.

Give us your hottest takes!

Tell us what you need to still get on your Christmas list, for those who celebrate.

And tell us what you’re seeing on the floor; your trusty scribe will be joining the game a little late (and the postgame recap will also come a little late tonight, FYI).

Check out our dive into all things St. Francis with special guests Dave Cordova and Nelson Castillo, as well.

Game Information

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (10-0) vs St. Francis Terriers (7-4)

Where: Carnesecca Arena

When: Wednesday, December 19, 6:30 PM

TV: FS1 | FoxSportsGo

Audio: 570 WMCA | TuneIn Radio

Odds: St. John’s, -19

Last meeting: St. John’s defeated St. Francis 63-56 in 2015’s Holiday Festival behind 17 points and 10 rebounds from Yankuba Sima and 19 from Durand Johnson. St. Francis led 23-14 before a 19-2 run tilted the game toward the home team. Overall, St. John’s is 66-12 against St. Francis.

Rankings & School Notes

Last season final KenPom Ranking: 313 | Current KenPom Ranking: 298

School size: 2,363 (2,289 undergraduates)

School is academically known for: Business, psychology, accounting, criminal justice

Notable alumni: Rep. Peter King (US House of Representatives since 1993), Thomas Von Essen (former FDNY Commissioner), Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live comedian), Barry Rohrssen (former St. John’s assistant), Dick Bavetta (NBA referee)