How to watch, listen or stream
Game Time: 9 p.m. ET
Radio: 570 AM WMCA (St. John's) || WIND 560 AM (DePaul)
Live Stream: Available on FOX Sports GO
Spread: DePaul opened as a 7-point favorite, but the line dipped down to 5 points. Info comes from OddsShark.
Records ATS: St. John's (12-16) || DePaul (8-16-1)
3 things to watch for
1. Twice as nice: The Red Storm proved they're capable of sending DePaul into the loss column. Can they do it a second time in a row? It remains to be seen but the Johnnies' effort of late has been nothing if not comforting. Chris Mullin's bunch, despite going through a rocky season littered with blowout after blowout, has played pretty damn hard. If they bring that kind of effort with them to the Rosemont Horizon on Tuesday - and maybe some ruthless aggression (word to John Cena) - they may just do it to the Blue Demons again.
2. Seeking more protection at home: The DePaul Blue Demons have had their woes this year, but none is more off putting than the ones they have at the Horizon. Dave Leitao's club has only picked up one home victory since the calendar turned to 2016 - their upset of then-highly-ranked Providence on February 2. Aside from that, the Blue Demons are 0-6 in their other six home gams. KenPom likes them to win this game with a 72 percent win probability mark, which pales to the 22 percent mark in their final home game of the season against the Pirates on March 5. You have to hope, for the Blue Demons' sake, that they can squeeze out a home victory when they can. Thursday night is ripe for the occasion.
3. The status of Billy Garrett Jr.: DePaul's point guard missed the last game with a knee injury and perhaps predictably, things did not turn out well. The Blue Demons fell to the Marquette Golden Eagles 73-60 and looked lost without the Chicago kid Billy Garrett Jr. at the helm. If Garret Jr. is a go, I like to think his team should have a solid chance of getting a win. If not, it could be deja vu for the Blue Demons against the hungry St. John's Red Storm who could very well take them to task again.