January 4th 2014, it was a day that many members of the 2013-14 St. John’s Men’s Basketball team (16-9, 6-6 BIG EAST) will not forget, the guys did not find their game yet and suffered a 77-60 loss to Georgetown.
Turn the calendar to February 16th and now the Red Storm are playing like a team on a mission, playing like the team that experts had predicted to be the team to beat in the BIG EAST Conference, playing like a team that has found that game.
It was clear after the press conference held on Saturday, that that earlier season loss to Georgetown was a huge wake-up call to the team. Now the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team enters the rematch, winners of seven-of-eight games and four-straight conference games.
Georgetown is coming in on a bit of a hot streak, as the Hoyas earned a four-game winning streak with a 83-71 victory over Providence.
It is a classic BIG EAST Rivalry, which is now 101 games and counting, this one though will be a defining one for the young men at St. John’s who look to continue to make a statement that they are in fact the team to beat in the BIG EAST Conference.
1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video to get fans ready for the game:
Head Coach Steve Lavin:
JaKarr Sampson and D’Angelo Harrison:
The St. John’s/Georgetown game is set to play at Madison Square Garden, air on the Fox Sports 1 Network, with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.