The St. John's Red Storm peaked late in the season, winning seven of their last 10 games on their way to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010.
Record – 21-11 (10-8 in Big East)
RPI – 37
Strength of Schedule – 30
G D’Angelo Harrison (Sr.) – 17.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg
G Phil Greene IV (Sr.) – 13.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg
G Jamal Grant (Sr.) – 4.8 ppg, 2.4 apg
F Sir'Dominic Pointer (Sr.) – 13.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg
C Chris Obekpa (Jr.) – 5.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg
Harrison runs the point for St. John's, but he's much more of a score-first point guard. He's excellent at attacking the basket and he doesn't turn the ball over a lot, and his production is the driving force behind St. John's success.
NC State ranks among the top 20 teams in blocks per game, thanks in large part to the play of Chris Obekpa. The junior is one of the premier shot blockers in the country, average 3.1 blocks per game, and sets the tone for this teammates.
For all of St. John's athleticism, they’re not very good on the glass, ranking 119th overall in the country. This is the one area they can be exploited in, meaning they could lose against a good, big team.
St. John's balance and athleticism might be enough to get them past the first round, but there’s no way they’ll make the Sweet 16.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed