How to watch, listen, or stream
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Online Streaming: FOX Sports Go (Where available)
Spread: All of the major bookies have Providence as a 16.5 point favorite, per OddsShark.
Records ATS: St. John's (4-10) || Providence (8-5)
Three things to watch
1. Of course, we have Kris Dunn: Kris Dunn is one of the best players in America and does it all for Providence. The Friars point guard averages 16.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 3.1 steals per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. Those assist and steal marks are tops in the conference. On both ends of the floor, expect Dunn to dominate.
In last season's Big East Tournament Quarterfinal against the Red Storm, Dunn had 17 points, 11 assists and two steals in the 74-57 win against a St. John's team that made the NCAA Tournament. The Johnnies have lost a lot of that talent so expect Dunn to have his way in this one.
2. Superman's sidekicks: Ben Bentil and Rodney Bullock have been the Robins to Dunn's Batman. Their contributions have been vital to Providence's historic 13-1 start, the best for the program since the late 1980s. Bentil's improvement has been a big reason why they have been so good. Last season, Bentil averaged 6.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. This year, he is averaging a league-high 18.8 points and his 7.8 rebounds per game slots him in the Top 10 in the Big East. Bentil is also the reigning Big East Player of the Week.
Bullock broke out against Butler with 25 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in the Friars' impressive win at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The sophomore missed much of last season with a leg injury after not playing the year before. For Friar fans, it must be nice to see him shining. PC is very dangerous when he is playing well. Bullock is third on the team in scoring with 14.4 points per game, second with 7.7 rebounds per game and leads the team with 1.4 blocks per game.
3. St. John's needs to limit turnovers and make threes: Chris Mullin is trying to do what Providence head coach Ed Cooley did with the Friars: Rebuild the program. Road wins against ranked opponents certainly help, but St. John's has really struggled to start the season as everyone expected. Federico Mussini and Durand Johnson, the team's two leading scorers, will need to have career performances to make this a game.
Especially on the road, the Johnnies need to limit turnovers and make some 3-pointers. St. John's averages 15 turnovers a game and shoots 33 percent from deep. Those numbers need to improve if St. John's wants a chance to pull off a shocker at the Dunkin Donuts Center. The Red Storm will be looking for revenge after being eliminated from the Big East Tournament by the Friars in the quarterfinals the last two seasons.