How to Watch, Listen, Stream
Location: Carnesecca Arena, Queens, NY
Gametime: 1:00pm CT
Radio: 1620AM the Zone in Omaha / 970AM WNYM in Queens
Stream: FoxSportsGo where available
Odds & Ends
Creighton opens as a 7 point favorite over St. John's according to OddShark
Moneyline: Creighton opens at -435 while St. John's opens at +330
BIG EAST Coverage - Creighton & St. John's
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Verba de Ludis
When you wake up tomorrow morning remind yourself that you truly are alive. Remember that your heart is beating, your hair is probably thinning, that some of your best days are behind you yet some incredible moments lay ahead. Remind yourself of why you're here, who you are, and what you're doing. Dig deep into the recesses of your mind and dredge up the memories of times when you experienced pure, unmitigated joy. Do the same with the heartbreaking moments as well. Ponder these events, then break free knowing that your future is infinite and your past is set in stone. After all of this, open your heart and bask in knowing that BIG EAST basketball is back. You've been waiting for this day, haven't you?
St. John's is a pretty incredible basketball team when they play to their potential. They're vengeful and tactful, powerful and cunning. Syracuse learned this lesson the hard way, getting decimated by the Red Storm earlier in the year. Yet with a wealth of potential comes the lack of experience; a team led by Chris Mullin in his first year, a team that has yet to take an entire season together - a team that lost to Incarnate Word and Fordham. Which games offer you a true measure of the damage the Red Storm can do? I can shovel you statistics to nibble on but it will not satisfy the hunger, for you know damn well that nothing that happened previous to this day will matter when the calendar flips over to March. Then, and only then, will we know what the Red Storm is truly capable of. We've seen flashes of greatness from players by the names of Yakwe, Mussini, Mvouika, Yankuba and Durand. This game is the biggest game they'll play all season and I'd be damned if they didn't know it.
Creighton brings their own delight of basketball wizardry. One must understand that I've followed this team with both of my eyeballs fixated on their every move. My studious endeavors have brought me to the conclusion that the Bluejays have a long road ahead of them, that if they want to make a splash in this conference that they'll need to win close games in the waning moments. A test of this team's mettle will come this New Year's Eve in the borough of Queens, with a hungry and unsatisfied St. John's team waiting to welcome this new-look Bluejay squad to the BIG EAST. Coach McDermott said after the Coppin State game that players like Hegner, Hanson and Groselle will have to teach their newfound teammates about how the BIG EAST plays, about how physical every moment can be, how important each second is. If their lesson is fully received, we shall see a dark horse force their way through the east coast bred pack. If their tales of experience can not be comprehended, then I fear the worst may be waiting for the Jays at the finish line.
Let us bask, my friends, in the glory that is BIG EAST basketball. We crushed the out of conference competition, now lets set the dominoes up and kick them into a stack of Lincoln Logs.