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Game thread: St. John’s vs Villanova

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The Johnnies in the rematch against Villanova

NCAA Basketball: Butler at St. John Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

We can’t speak for you, but we think we might see the best out of St. John’s this evening in their tilt against the Villanova Wildcats.

The Johnnies play up for big games. And if they can get Villanova off the three-point line, the teams match up decently well against each other. This will be a baptism of sorts for the slowly-developing bench of Sedee Keita, Josh Roberts and Greg Williams Jr. (and Bryan Trimble Jr. but he’s played in three of these Red Storm/ Wildcat battles).

How will the bench do?

Hit us up with your predictions.

Game Information

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (18-7, 6-6 Big East) vs Villanova Wildcats (20-5, 11-1 Big East)

Where: Madison Square Garden (capacity: 19,812)

When: Sunday, February 17th, 5:00 PM ET

TV: Fox Sports 1 | online

Audio: 570 AM WMCA | online

Odds: Villanova, -4

Last Meeting: St. John’s built a 13-point lead in the first half, but a late surge by VIllanova gave the Wildcats the win, 76-71, in Philadelphia.

Rankings

St. John’s: Last season final KenPom Ranking: 74 | Current KenPom Ranking: 53

VIllanova: Last season final KenPom Ranking: 1 | Current KenPom Ranking: 21