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Notes for the St. John’s Men’s Basketball game v Seton Hall

Team Huddle. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

Team Huddle. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

The St. John’s Men’s Basketball team (9-11, 3-4 BIG EAST) will be heading to the Prudential Center to take on Seton Hall (12-6, 2-4) as the Red Storm will play the next three of its next five games on the road.

St. John’s completed the regular season sweep of DePaul on Monday with a 78-68 victory at Carneseca Arena. Malik Ellison set a career-high scoring, going 5-of-6 from 3-point range.

The Series versus Seton Hall:

This is the 96th time that St. John’s and Seton Hall have met in series history, with the Red Storm holding a 58-37 (33-28 in BIG EAST) record. The Pirates are St. John’s fifth most frequently played opponent. This Series started in 1909 and the programs have played every season since the 1963-64 campaign.

One of the things to watch for:

St. John’s has one of the premier shot blocking tandems in the NCAA in Tariq Owens and Kassoum Yakwe.  Through games played on January 17, Owens leads the BIG EAST and ranks 23rd nationally in blocked shots per game with 2.5, while Yakwe is right behind him at second in the conference and 29th in the NCAA with 2.4 rejections per outing.

About Seton Hall:

Seton Hall enters Sunday’s contest coming off three-straight BIG EAST road losses against Marquette, Providence and Villanova. The Pirates own a 7-0 record at the Prudential Center this season and have won their two conference games in Newark against Marquette and DePaul.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from a Press Conference held by the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team to preview the upcoming game and more:

Featuring:

Student-Athletes:

Malik Ellison and Tariq Owens

Head Coach Chris Mullin

For more information on the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.redstormsports.com

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