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Game thread: St. John’s at Georgetown

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The government may be shut down, but the Big East is just ramping up

Wendell Cruz

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.

Game Information

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)