St. John’s is warming up in the Garden, hoping to continue the relative magic they have had against the Villanova Wildcats over the last two years. St. John’s is 2-2 against the Wildcats, with the wins totaling a cumulative 10 points and the losses totaling 12.
For What It’s Worth.
Those games were under a different coaching regime, but the one constant is that St. John’s athleticism has been bothersome to the Wildcats.
Will Mike Anderson’s version of St. John’s also be a thorn in the side of the Wildcats, who have only lost to very good teams (yes, Marquette is very good)?
The game is a chance for the Johnnies to pick up a win that will get Anderson closer to continuing his streak of non-losing seasons — and a win that will leave the Red Storm with another signature win for postseason play.
Who: St. John’s Red Storm (13-8, 2-6 Big East) vs. #8/#11 Villanova Wildcats (16-3, 6-1 Big East)
When: Tuesday, January 28th, 6:30 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
TV: FS1 | FoxSportsGo
Audio: St. John’s website provides free audio for the game. The stream can be found by clicking here.
Tickets: Tickets are available for $40 and up, if you’re leaving work and want to catch the game live.
Last Season in MSG: St. John’s defeated the Wildcats by six in the Garden last season, getting to the line often and bringing the Wildcats into a low-scoring muck. The Johnnies were down by as much as 19 points after a poor first half.
Last Big East game for each:
St. John’s rode hot shooting from LJ Figueroa to take out the Blue Demons in Chicago.
Despite some foul trouble, Villanova held off Providence, 64-60, in the Friars’ Dunkin Donuts Center.
What’s your prediction? Who will be the leading scorers for the Red Storm? How will the sophomores, Greg Williams Jr. / Marcellus Earlington / and Josh Roberts fare?