How to watch, listen, and stream
Game Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports 1 (Justin Kutcher and Stephen Bardo will be on the call)
Radio: WYLL 1160 AM (DePaul), Zach Zaidman and Jeff Blanzy will be the announcer team; WNYM 970 AM (St. John's)
Live Stream: This game will be streaming live on the FOX Sports GO app or on FoxSports.com
St. John's (-7); moneyline is not listed (via Oddsshark.com)
Since starting Big East play with an impressive record of 3-0, the Blue Demons have dropped two straight to two of the league's best teams: Villanova and Georgetown. To continue this positive outlook on the season, DePaul needs to avoid losing a third straight game. A win here would help silence doubters and prove to be a boost for DePaul's standing in the Big East.
St. John's, however, cannot afford a loss. They finally got their first Big East win of the season this week against Providence. A loss today would drop them to 1-4 in conference play, a deficit that is pretty difficult to make up for. St. John's has to win this game if it is to stay in the thick of the Big East title race. It's odd saying that this early in the season, but it's a hard truth.
Inside the Numbers
St. John's is one of the top-ranked teams in the nation on KenPom, as the site currently has them ranked 27th. Their adjusted offensive and defensive rankings are also very high as well, as they rank 49th and 36th, respectively.
Rankings are not as auspicious for DePaul, who is currently ranked 164th on KenPom. Their adjusted offensive and defensive rankings are just as low, placing them 82nd and 273rd, respectively.
KenPom currently has St. John's winning this game by a score of 78-70.
For more information on today's matchup, visit Rumble In the Garden, SB Nation's St. John's site.