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The “Quiet The Red Storm” Game Thread: St. John’s At Rutgers

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St. John’s (2-0) At Rutgers (2-0)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Friday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: Big Ten Network - Cory Provus, play-by-play; Jon Crispin, analyst

Stream: BTN2GO

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Radio: Rutgers IMG Sports Network of WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Justin Sontupe & Matt Howe

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #120; St. John’s #39

(Rutgers moved up 8 spots since win over Drexel)

KenPom Prediction: St. John’s 74 Rutgers 71; Rutgers has an 39% chance to win.

Vegas Line: St. John’s - 2.5

Series History: St. John’s leads the all-time series 27-14 and last met officially in 2015, a 61-59 loss for Rutgers.

Game 2 recap & four thoughts

Program Connections: There are two sets of players on either team that are former teammates. Peter Kiss and Mikey Dixon both played as freshman together at Quinnipiac, while Ron Harper Jr. and Marcellus Earlington starred together at Don Bosco Prep.

Notes: This game is part of the annual Gavitt Games between the Big East & Big Ten. Through seven games so far, the Big Ten leads 5-2.

Additional pregame coverage:

OTB Five Questions on St. John’s-Rutgers

OTB Guest Spots On St. John’s Podcasts

Q&A With Rumble In The Garden

Game Preview

Here we go, St. John’s and Rutgers at a near sellout at the RAC on the Friday before Thanksgiving. A legitimate big game in mid-November and the first test of the season for both teams. We will learn more about this young Rutgers team tonight than we have in the first two games combined. Can the shooting continue to be a revelation? Will the defense be improved from the first two games? Can Geo Baker and the rest of the backcourt handle the pressure of St. John’s? Does Eugene Omoruyi look to dominate in the paint to expose the lack of size from the Johnnies? Plenty of questions and now it’s time to watch for the answers. Join us in the comment section below during the game and follow us for live commentary on twitter as well. May the RAC rock loudly tonight!