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Game thread: St. John’s at Georgetown

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The Johnnies try for a win on the road in Washington DC.

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St. John’s has generated opportunities in both of their Big East losses, to Butler and to Xavier. But the Johnnies were unable to finish the task... partly because of their poor three-point shooting.

That shooting probably won’t be as poor against a Georgetown team that plays fast and does permit some open shots, but the Johnnies as a team are likely going to be inconsistent to poor shooters all season. The players who have been solid, consistent shooters from outside the arc in the past are: Mustapha Heron, LJ Figueroa and David Caraher.

Tonight is a chance for the Red Storm to focus on what they do — defense and transition offense, along with hard drives to the basket — and minimize the stretches where they shoot jump shots.

Game preview

Game Details

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (11-4, 0-2 Big East) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (10-5, 0-2 Big East)

When: Wednesday, January 8th, 6:30 PM ET

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC

TV: FS1 | FoxSportsGo

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

Tickets: Making the trip down to DC? Tickets are available for as little as $8.

Last Season in DC: In Washington, Shamorie Ponds’ 37 points led St. John’s to a 97-94 overtime win, which led to the Red Storm being ranked.

Last Big East game: The Red Storm missed most of their three-pointers and fell to Xavier, 75-67, after a spirited finish. Georgetown was blown out in Newark by Seton Hall, 78-62.

Predicted...

  • Minutes of Hell: 17
  • Minutes of Clank: 5
  • Minutes of Back and Forth Basketball That Doesn’t Make Either Team Look Good: 8
  • Minutes of What The Hell/ Georgetown Looking Good: 10