5* St. John/St Josephs NIT Blue Chip Game of the Week
St. John's vs. Saint Joseph's,
03/19/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 63 - 61
Point Spread: -7/-108 Saint Joseph's
5* St. John/St Josephs NIT Blue Chip Game of the Week: St. Josephs -7
There's plenty to like about St. Joseph's in this spot. The Hawks finished 8-8 in the underrated Atlantic 10 conference, while the Red Storm went 8-10 in the SEC. St John's was 8-7 inside conference play before leading scorer D'Angelo Harrison was suspended for the rest of the season. The Red Storm aren't the same team without their star player and I can't imagine their all that excited about playing in the NIT.
The key here is that the Hawks will be the home team. St.John's really struggled on the road, going just 5-9. St Joseph's on the other hand was an impressive 10-3 at home. The Hawks played two Big East schools during non-conference play. They beat Notre Dame 79-70 in overtime and lost by just 4-points (61-65) at Villanova. BET ST. JOSEPH'S!