St John's vs. Saint Joseph's: Full Game Preview

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St John's vs. Saint Joseph's: Full Game Preview
St John's
(16-15, 4-9 away)
Saint Joseph's
(18-13, 12-4 home)
Venue: Hagan Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
St John's D Harrison 17.8 J Sampson 6.7 S Pointer 2.7
Saint Joseph's C Jones 14.5 R Roberts Jr. 8.4 H Kanacevic 3.6

No. 5-seeded St. John's matches up against No. 4-seeded St. Joseph's (PA) in the first round of the NIT at Hagan Arena on Tuesday. Tipoff occurs at 7 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN U.

The Red Storm were defeated by Villanova 66-53 on Mar. 13 despite 16 points from Phil Greene IV. He is averaging 9.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. For the Hawks, Langston Galloway put up 25 points in the 82-79 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Mar. 15. He is averaging 13.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.4 steals per game.

St. Joseph's (PA) StatSmack

  • Since 1998, St. John's has recruited more Top 50 high school players than St. Joseph's (eight vs. zero).
  • The Big East has had eight more Final Four teams than the A-10 over the past 10 years.
  • The Big East has had a better winning percentage in the NCAA Tournament over the past 10 years (61.5 vs. 45.0).
  • St. John's has a stronger schedule than St. Joseph's this season (SOS Rank: No. 23 vs. No. 94).
  • The worst team in the Big East has a higher RPI than the worst team in the A-10 (No. 203 vs. No. 220).
  • The Big East lost fewer non-conference blowout games than the A-10 (two vs. 12).
  • St. John's has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than St. Joseph's (No. 68 vs. No. 110).
  • The Big East has 2 teams - Notre Dame (17.3) and Pittsburgh (16.7) - that average more assists per game than the A-10 leader, Virginia Commonwealth (15.0).
  • St. Joseph's has been ducking St. John's for over 30 years.
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for rebounds, field goals made, assists, steals, and blocks are in the Big East.
  • The Big East has had 45 more NCAA Tournament teams than the A-10 over the past 10 years.
SJU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ JaKarr Sampson 31 15 7 1 1 1 2
B+ D. Harrison 35 18 4 2 1 0 2
B- Chris Obekpa 26 4 6 1 1 4 1
B- Phil Greene IV 33 10 3 3 1 0 1
B- S. Pointer 26 7 6 3 1 1 2
C Jamal Branch 24 7 2 3 1 0 2
C Amir Garrett 20 5 4 1 1 0 1
D+ M. Bourgault 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Christian Jones 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Felix Balamou 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
StJoe Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B R. Roberts Jr. 31 12 9 1 1 1 2
B L. Galloway 35 13 4 2 1 0 1
B C.J. Aiken 32 11 5 1 1 3 1
B- Carl Jones 34 14 3 3 1 0 2
B- Halil Kanacevic 28 9 7 4 1 2 3
C Chris Wilson 31 7 3 4 1 0 2
D Isaiah Miles 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Daryus Quarles 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Coyne 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Taylor Trevisan 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Papa Ndao 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Eric Kindler 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Evan Maschmeyer 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
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