9 pm? Why is this game scheduled for that late?
St. John's is coming off an extremely impressive home victory against Duke. They now have to guard against the possibility of a trap game, with a tough Big East schedule looming after this. The possibility cannot be discounted considering how up-and-down the Johnnies have been this year.
Before the Duke game this loomed as a possibly winnable matchup... and that could still be the case, although Rutgers will and should be underdogs. One thing's for sure: there's absolutely no way that Mike Rice's team will play as lethargic as Duke looked the other day.