Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TV: Fox Sports 2, 6:30 pm: St. John’s vs. Delaware State: how to watch, listen, keys to the game

QUEENS, New York -- Home cooking against an opponent that should be beatable will feel good for a St. John’s team that has lost four straight games between the Gavitt Games matchup and the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Red Storm need to take the lessons from the Bahamas tournament and refine their attack, gain some confidence, and put a W on the board after returning with a 2-4 record.

But for the developing team, it’s still early; the freshmen will learn, the sophomores will adjust and the team’s ceiling is still there.

Game Details
Who: St. John’s Red Storm (2-4) vs Delaware State Hornets (1-5)
Where: Carnesecca Arena
When: Tuesday, November 29, 6:30 PM
How to follow: On TV: FS2 (Announcers will be Rich Ackerman and Ron Thompson) and online on FoxSports Go. On radio, 970 AM WNYM (Announcers are John Minko and Brandon Tierney).
Twitter: Follow @rumbleSBN and @StJohnsBBall for updates.

Scouting Delaware State
The Delaware State Hornets play in the MEAC like season-opening opponent Bethune-Cookman. The Hornets have also gotten blown out by Rice, Maryland-Baltimore County and Montana State in their 1-5 season, despite returning a number of starters from last year. (The one win was against non-Division I Clark’s Summit.)

Their interior defense is poor, despite some size on the inside in sophomore starters Demola Onifade and DeVaughn Mallory. The defense seems to play a bit of zone, which can be an equalizer. In a related note, the Hornets lost to Louisiana-Lafayette on the road by one point and competed with Texas Southern - and both of those teams lean on inside scoring. The teams that blew Delaware State out shot from the perimeter to do so.


No comments: