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Game thread: St. John’s vs Georgetown

The Johnnies and Hoyas get together, trying to make some headway in the Big East

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Wendell Cruz

On this palindromic day (02-02-2020!), St. John’s and the longtime rival, Georgetown, meet once again in Madison Square Garden for supremacy. In this case, both teams have been scuffling in a very competitive Big East.

In the first half of league play, the two teams have suffered from extremes; St. John’s offense has been fairly unsuccessful, relative to league foes, and Georgetown’s defense has been relatively porous.

If defense wins championships, can bad defense lose games?

The Red Storm hope so, and hope to put up some strong numbers against the Hoyas in their second meeting of the season.

We’re watching

How will the Red Storm slow Mac McClung and Omer Yurtseven? (Update: McClung is out.)

Can the Red Storm get some scoring production from the second unit?

Will Mustapha Heron find his scoring touch?

Game Details

Who: St. John’s Red Storm (13-9, 2-7 Big East) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (12-9, 2-6 Big East)

When: Sunday, February 2nd, 1:00 PM ET

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

TV: CBS | CBS Sports

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

Tickets: Tickets via StubHub are available if you’re looking for something to do before the SuperBowl (or avoiding party set up).

Last Season in MSG: St. John’s fell behind at home, gave up a clinching 10-0 run in the second half, and watched Mac McClung make his own set of Garden memories in an 11-point loss.