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St. John’s hosts Rider Tuesday night

The Red Storm wrap up nonconference play against the Broncs.

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The St. John’s Red Storm (4-1) conclude nonconference play Tuesday evening in Queens against the Rider Broncs (0-1).

The Broncs were paused due to COVID and have played just one game this season, an 87-52 loss to Syracuse on December 5. Junior guard Dwight Murray was responsible for 20 of Rider’s 52 points. The Broncs ran into a similar issue as we’ve seen from other teams with COVID pauses this season, as they looked flat, disoriented, and as if they hadn’t had much time to practice this season.

The Red Storm were able to bounce back from their first loss of the season by picking up an 89-66 win over Stony Brook. After a dreadful three-point shooting performance in the loss to BYU, things turned around for the Red Storm, as they went 8-20 from long range. Greg Williams tied his career-high with 21 points.

The Red Storm shouldn’t have much of an issue with Rider. This should mostly be used as a final tune-up before the Big East opener Friday against Seton Hall.

How to Watch

Time: 7 p.m. ET

TV: CBS Sports Network