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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283509

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Mike Zaun wrote: I realize that we had a good SOS last year, but how many people know we had a top 10 SOS? It's not just about that, it's about generating buzz. If it were SJ taking on Kentucky at MSG it would create huge buzz. I'm not saying we can't play any cupcakes...I know even the best teams have cupcakes. I would just like to see maybe 2 more games against real opponents that are nationally recognized. Texas, Florida, FSU, Gonzaga, Indiana, Ohio State, etc. Not world beaters but good solid brands in college basketball. We also seem to play down to competition...look at the Molloy game this past season. Hard to get up for no name schools.


Mike after last year with a crap team and beating Duke and #1 Villanova, how many high profile teams would line up to play St. John's? Be realistic young man!
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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283526

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The problem isn’t the schedule. You have to beat most of the the teams on the schedule. Last year the problem was the 11 game loosing streak and Lovett’s mythical injury.

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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283543

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Mike Zaun wrote: I realize that we had a good SOS last year, but how many people know we had a top 10 SOS? It's not just about that, it's about generating buzz. If it were SJ taking on Kentucky at MSG it would create huge buzz. I'm not saying we can't play any cupcakes...I know even the best teams have cupcakes. I would just like to see maybe 2 more games against real opponents that are nationally recognized. Texas, Florida, FSU, Gonzaga, Indiana, Ohio State, etc. Not world beaters but good solid brands in college basketball. We also seem to play down to competition...look at the Molloy game this past season. Hard to get up for no name schools.


Mike after last year with a crap team and beating Duke and #1 Villanova, how many high profile teams would line up to play St. John's? Be realistic young man!


I think ND would love a chance to play at the garden, and they would sell enough tickets to make it a profitable game for SJU.
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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283552

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Las Vegan wrote:

Class of 72 wrote:

Mike Zaun wrote: I realize that we had a good SOS last year, but how many people know we had a top 10 SOS? It's not just about that, it's about generating buzz. If it were SJ taking on Kentucky at MSG it would create huge buzz. I'm not saying we can't play any cupcakes...I know even the best teams have cupcakes. I would just like to see maybe 2 more games against real opponents that are nationally recognized. Texas, Florida, FSU, Gonzaga, Indiana, Ohio State, etc. Not world beaters but good solid brands in college basketball. We also seem to play down to competition...look at the Molloy game this past season. Hard to get up for no name schools.


Mike after last year with a crap team and beating Duke and #1 Villanova, how many high profile teams would line up to play St. John's? Be realistic young man!


I think ND would love a chance to play at the garden, and they would sell enough tickets to make it a profitable game for SJU.


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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283578

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St. John‘s will face Princeton in the 2018 Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

The game will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9th. The other game of the doubleheader is still undetermined.

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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283580

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Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

St. John‘s will face Princeton in the 2018 Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

The game will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9th. The other game of the doubleheader is still undetermined.


Cool. Just hope they still don't play Pete Carril's slow/slower/slowest 'Princeton offense'. Used to kill us as well as many other teams.

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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283581

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Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

St. John‘s will face Princeton in the 2018 Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

The game will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9th. The other game of the doubleheader is still undetermined.


Not a very good team last year, but look at these scores. Clearly, we will not be playing your father's Princeton Tigers.

goprincetontigers.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=574

Top returners are #3 Devin Cannady (16.7 PPG, which led the team last year), and #12 Myles Stephens (15.3 PPG, second best on the team).

Also, IIRC, Princeton has a decent sized fan base (very strong by Ivy League standards).
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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283635

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Paultzman wrote: Rothstein
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

St. John‘s will face Princeton in the 2018 Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

The game will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9th. The other game of the doubleheader is still undetermined.


Cool. Just hope they still don't play Pete Carril's slow/slower/slowest 'Princeton offense'. Used to kill us as well as many other teams.

Of course they run the Princeton offense, they have to they're Princeton, any offense they run is the Princeton offense because they are Princeton...etc. etc. etc. :dry:
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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283637

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Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

St. John‘s will face Princeton in the 2018 Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

The game will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9th. The other game of the doubleheader is still undetermined.


Cool. Just hope they still don't play Pete Carril's slow/slower/slowest 'Princeton offense'. Used to kill us as well as many other teams.

Of course they run the Princeton offense, they have to they're Princeton, any offense they run is the Princeton offense because they are Princeton...etc. etc. etc. :dry:


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2018/19 Schedule 5 months 2 weeks ago #283772

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St. John's will host Mount St. Mary's as part of its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, per a source. #SJUBB


Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian, just left for Siena, FWIW.

www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/new...from-mount-st-marys/

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