Duke vs St. John’s Live College Basketball, How to Watch NCAAM Online Game, Odds, What TV Channel, Team News, Game Time and more info.
Tip-time: Saturday, February 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET
TV Schedule: FOX
Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Saturday will be Coach K’s 40th game at Madison Square Garden. That will most likely be one of the bigger motivators for this Duke squad. They will have to avoid falling into what could be a potential “trap game”. Blue Devils freshman Marvin Bagley III is a legit National Player of the Year candidate, averaging 21.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game on 59.9 percent shooting. He and fellow freshman frontcourt mate Wendell Carter Jr. have been dominant inside all season long. Carter’s average of two blocks per game show how he is the more defensive-minded of the duo.
There have been issues all over the floor, but a lack of consistent offense has been the biggest one. St. John’s enters this game ranked 228th nationally in scoring average at 72.3 points and the offense has bottomed out even more recently with an average of just 58.6 points in the last three outings.
Duke, meanwhile, is 19-3 and has a strong 7-3 ACC record. The Blue Devils have been just the opposite on offense, regularly piling up huge numbers. They enter this game ranked second nationally with a scoring average of over 90 points.But just because Duke’s offense is far more potent than St. John’s doesn’t mean that the Blue Devils will be able to go on the road and cover a large spread.
St. John’s is a physical team, and they rely on the scoring of their backcourt to win games. That was a lot easier before second-leading scorer Marcus LoVett went down in early January with a sprained MCL that shut him down for the season. LoVett was averaging 14.9 ppg and shooting 38.5% from the 3-point line.