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Game thread: St. John’s vs Seton Hall

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A noontime tip at Madison Square Garden to get the rivalry pumping again

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St. John’s hopes to add a win in the Big East against a tough opponent, the Pirates from Seton Hall, in the Garden. [See our detailed preview.] The Johnnies will need to slow down Myles Powell, but also slow down the size of Seton Hall.

Mike Anderson, St. John’s head coach, said that Ian Steere would play today. Steere, who has logged about 10 minutes since he has become eligible, certainly seemed happy about it on Instagram, reposting a Free Ian Steere comment.

Will he be a factor? He certainly has the size to make a difference, and the Red Storm would be better if he could log some minutes in the post.

The Hall’s Romero Gill has been a big part of their recent success; and the Red Storm’s rebounding has been a factor in their inability to control games.

Seton Hall defeated #5 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse last time out; clearly, they will not be an easy out.

Game Details

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (12-6, 1-4 Big East) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (13-4, 5-0 Big East)

When: Saturday, January 18th, 12:00 PM ET

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

TV: Fox | FoxSportsGo

Audio: St. John’s website provides free audio for the game. The stream can be found by clicking here.

Tickets: Tickets for the Red Storm’s first Big East game in Madison Square Garden go for $37 or more.

Last Season in MSG: St. John’s gutted out a 78-70 victory for their 20th win — and last regular season victory (they won once more, against DePaul in the Big East Tournament). Greg Williams Jr. and Marcellus Earlington had three blocks apiece.

Last six games, W/L form (left side is most recent game)

St. John’s: WLLLWL || Seton Hall: WWWWWW