St. John’s has been a high-scoring squad this season with some defensive skill. But all season, playing against size inside has been an issue.
Can the Johnnies take out DePaul, which brings a trio of big men who will be heard from tonight?
Can they do it without Shamorie Ponds, who is out tonight with a back injury?
After the Villanova loss, this could be one of those games where the players let down a little. Or are too cerebral. Or are beaten to the punch by a game DePaul team.
Let’s get talking.
Who do you think will be the leading scorer tonight? Who will slot in as point guard?
And as a PSA, let’s be on good behavior, even if another poster is getting your goat.
Who: St. John’s Red Storm (14-2, 2-2 Big East) vs DePaul Blue Demons (9-5, 1-2 Big East)
Where: Carnesecca Arena (5,601)
When: Saturday, January 12, 6:00 PM
TV: CBS Sports Network | CBS Sports Online
Audio: 570 WMCA AM | TuneIn Radio
Odds: St. John’s, -10
Last meeting: St. John’s won by one point in Chicago, 77-76, avenging the 17-point loss last season at Carnesecca. The last time St. John’s was ranked when facing DePaul was in the 2011 season, when #23 ranked St. John’s defeated DePaul, 76-51.