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St. John’s vs Rider Broncs live game thread

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Wendell Cruz

Some things to know going into tonight’s game...

UConn, Friday’s opponent for the Big East opener, will be rescheduled, since the Huskies are on pause after a COVID positive test within their program. St. John’s gets lucky; DePaul is also on pause, and were set to face Seton Hall, so the Hall and the Red Storm will matchup instead on Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm on the CBS Sports Network.

Julian Champagnie was named to the Big East Honor Roll this week.

St. John’s had a scholarship available and signed 6’10” forward Esahia Nyiwe, who sometimes go by Zay. He was a low-scoring, athletic, rebounding forward in junior college, and was slated to go to Texas Tech before the Red Raiders had a player surprisingly return. Nyiwe had enrolled at Tech over the summer; he will attend St. John’s after the end of the fall semester, and the Red Storm hope to get a waiver for his availability.

Will he play? He may be very raw, but clearly the team sees something in him.

Also: no Rasheem Dunn tonight for the fifth straight game.

Game Information

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (4-1) vs. Rider Broncs (0-1)

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 7:00 PM

Where: Carnesecca Arena

TV: CBS Sports Network | online

Audio: St. John’s website provides free audio for the game.

Tickets: Nah. Unless you have become your cardboard cutout.

Last Meeting: St. John’s last defeated Rider in 1995, 79-69.