Four days ago, UConn went into the New York metropolitan area and somehow escaped with a victory despite trailing by 14 points against a sub-.500 Seton Hall team. Tonight, the Huskies return to the area, this time stopping at the World's Most Famous Arena to take on the St. John's Jekyllhydes (7 p.m., ESPN).
Steve Lavin's crew is 13-9 overall, 5-5 in the Big East, but that record has come against the nation's toughest schedule. Among the scalps St. John's has taken this year: Duke, Georgetown (both at MSG) and West Virginia. The Red Storm are very much on the bubble, and you know they'd love a resume-bolstering win over a team like UConn.
In advance of tonight's 7 p.m. tip (game's on ESPN), we were enlisted by the Red Storm's SBNation representative, Pico Dulce of Rumble In the Garden to answer a few questions on tonight's game. My answers to his questions are here.
If you'd like to include a score prediction here, feel free.
Win games. I channeled my inner Norm Roberts for that one.