The St. John’s Red Storm and Georgetown Hoyas will meet for the first time this season on Sunday night. Despite these two meeting earlier than usual, due to schedule changes made because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is still a vital matchup between these Big East rivals.
For the road team, the Red Storm have won five of their first six games this season and have improved quite a bit. Head coach Mike Anderson has a better feel (and roster) to aid him in his second season at the helm of St. John’s, and that will be evident in the following months to come.
Sophomore Julian Champagnie is in line to become one of the best players inside the Big East due to his current averages of 22 PPG and 7 RPG. There’s a dynamic and versatile three-guard rotation between Vince Cole (13 PPG), Greg Williams Jr (12 PPG), and freshman Posh Alexander (9 PPG and 5 APG) that is not only aiding Champagnie but carrying their weight. And if this means anything to anyone, the Johnnies are showing they can win in different ways too.
This Big East competitor has won two games by double-digits while winning another pair of games decided by a combined seven points.
For the Hoyas, they’re looking to build upon their massive 80-48 win over Cooper State from this Tuesday. Before that, they endured a two-game losing streak last week, but you know what? No one should count out the Hoyas. Guard Jahvon Blair is a tough and shifty scorer who is averaging 20 PPG. Senior big man Jamorko Pickett is not only averaging a double-double (14 PPG and 10 RPG), but he has improved his defense and offensive rebounding.
When it’s all said and done, it’s just a matter of which version will show up from both teams. It’s usually during games like this where either side proves who they are or face the harsh truth of still having some ways to go, despite what they believe in.
How to Watch
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Online: Fox Sports Go