This is the game that dreams are made of — a rivalry game on the road against the bigger Hoyas, with a history of success against the Red Storm, with coaches who are friends yet extremely competitive Hall of Famers.
It is also a game where St. John’s has a chance to prove that the win over Marquette was no fluke.
Who: St. John’s Red Storm (13-1, 1-1 Big East) at Georgetown Hoyas (11-3, 1-0 Big East)
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC (20,600)
When: Saturday, January 5, 1:00 PM
TV: CBS | CBS Sports Online
Audio: 570 WMCA | TuneIn Radio
Odds: St. John’s, -2
Last meeting: St. John’s ended the Hoya season last year in the first round of the Big East Tournament, 88-77, behind 26 points (all inside the arc) from Shamorie Ponds.
Rankings & School Notes
Last season final KenPom Ranking: 94 | Current KenPom Ranking: 94
School size: 19,005 (7,463 undergraduates)
School is academically known for: foreign service/ politics
Notable alumni [royalty/ foreign heads of state]: King Abdullah II (Jordan), Crown Prince Hussein (Jordan), Zaljko Komisic (President of Bosnia’s Croatian faction. It’s a really confusing system, you should read about it.), King Felipe VI (Spain), Saad Hariri (Prime Minister of Lebanon), Prince Guillaume (Luxembourg), Prince Turki al Faisal (Saudi Arabia), Crown Prince Pavlos (Greece), Princess Noor Pahlavi (Iran)