The St. John’s Red Storm will be trying to pull off the upset when they face the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday night. The Red Storm are coming off an 88-83 loss to DePaul as 11-point favorites. The Wildcats are coming off a 68-60 win over UConn as 7.5-point favorites.
Villanova is 7-3 in its last 10 games against St. John’s.
Red Storm Going For Series SweepThe Red Storm defeated the then third-ranked Wildcats convincingly in their first meeting, getting a 70-59 win over their rivals. They will be trying to get the series sweep and knock the Wildcats from the top of the Big East standings when they play on Tuesday.
St. John’s is one of the better offensive teams in the country, averaging 80.1 points per game. They finished with 83 points in their last game, making 33.8 percent of their field goals and 36.4 percent of their three-pointers.
Julian Champagnie led the way for St. John’s with 29 points and seven rebounds. Isaih Moore finished with 16 points and six rebounds, while Dylan Addae-Wusu added 13 points and four rebounds for the Red Storm.
St. John’s hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 77.2 points per game. They gave up 88 points in their last game and will need a significantly better effort if they want to get the win.
Wildcats Going For Second Consecutive WinThe Wildcats bounced back from their loss to Creighton with a win over UConn in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Red Storm, which will give them their third win in their last four games.
WIN No. 1️⃣4️⃣ 🎬 pic.twitter.com/aJ5aTePW7d— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) February 22, 2021
Villanova has played well offensively, averaging 77.9 points per game. They finished with 68 points in their last game, making 41.5 percent of their field goals and 22.7 percent of their three-pointers.
Collin Gillespie led the way for Villanova with 20 points and six rebounds. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Justin Moore added 11 points and six rebounds for the Wildcats.
Villanova has also played well defensively, giving up 68.2 points per game. They gave up 60 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to win this game.
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