St. John’s has an 8-0 record, nothing to sneeze at, given the ways in which a basketball team can falter on a poor shooting night.
But that 8-0 record has come with more close calls than Johnnies fans would like. In an ideal world, St. John’s would blow the stripes off of the Princeton squad today, but given the Tigers’ slow pace, actual breathing big men on the floor, and the Tigers’ ability to shoot, we should probably strap in for a tighter game than the oddsmakers think this one will be.
Who: St. John’s Red Storm (8-0) vs Princeton Tigers (4-3)
Where: Madison Square Garden
When: Sunday, December 9, 1:00 PM
TV: FS1 | FoxSportsGo
Audio: 970 WNYM | TuneIn Radio
Odds: St. John’s, -12.5
Last meeting: In 1982, #9 ranked St. John’s defeated Princeton 58-46 at Carnesecca Arena in December. The then-Redmen were 9-0 at the time. Led by Chris Mullin, that team went on to win the Big East Tournament and fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Since 1966, St. John’s is 8-3 against the Tigers.