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Game thread: St. John’s vs Sacred Heart

The Johnnies have a Saturday night affair against the Pioneers from Connecticut.

Wendell Cruz

Tonight, St. John’s faces the last warm-up opponent in a non-conference season that has seen its share of success. Will the Johnnies end this phase of the year with another resounding win?

JUCO recruit Valdir Manuel, a 6’9” big man who played high school ball in New Jersey and currently plays in the Philly area for Harcum College, will be visiting tonight.

Read our game preview.

Also see the NY Post’s piece on Marvin Clark’s versatility.

Game Information

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (11-0) vs Sacred Heart Pioneers (4-7)

Where: Carnesecca Arena, Queens, NY

When: Saturday, Dec 22, 8:00 PM

TV: FS1 | FoxSportsGo

Audio: 570 WMCA | TuneIn Radio

Odds: St. John’s, -20

Last meeting: St. John’s defeated Sacred Heart last year 90-55, taking off in the second half. The Red Storm is 3-0 against the Catholic school from Bridgeport.

Rankings & School Notes

Last season final KenPom Ranking: 305 | Current KenPom Ranking: 282

School size: 8,543 (5,603 undergraduates)

School is academically known for: Health professions/ nursing, business, athletic training, criminal justice

Notable alumni: Kevin Nealon (actor/ comedian), John Ratzenberger (actor, Cheers), Carl Higbie (former Navy SEAL, spokesman/ political activist - did not graduate), Jose Feliciano (singer, “Feliz Navidad”), Lydia Hearst (model, wife to Chris Hartwick), Suzanne Greco (former Subway CEO)