Updated: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:34 AM
St. John’s (11-13, 0-11 Big East) at Villanova (22-1, 9-1)
Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center
TV: CBS Sports Network
Radio: 610 WIP-AM
Livestream: CBSSports.com; Villanova.com/TuneIn, TuneIn Radio app
Coaches: Jay Wright, 17th season at Villanova (407-162); Chris Mullin, 3rd season at St. John’s (33-56).
Series: St. John’s leads, 59-57.
Last meeting: Donte DiVincenzo scored 25 points and the Wildcats overcame a 37-point output from Shamorie Ponds to defeat the Red Storm, 78-71, on Jan. 13 at Madison Square Garden.
The latest: The Wildcats won their ninth straight game Sunday, 92-76 over Seton Hall. … DiVincenzo, a redshirt sophomore, has averaged 22.3 points in four games against St. John’s. He has scored a career-high 25 points twice versus the Red Storm. … Villanova’s average scoring margin of 18.7 points is fourth in the nation. … The Red Storm is coming off an 81-77 upset of No. 4 Duke on Saturday. … The 6-foot-1 Ponds, only the 10th player in St. John’s history to reach 1,000 career points in his second season, is second in the Big East in scoring (20.3 points per game) and first in steals (2.6) and minutes played (36.2).
La Salle (10-13, 4-6 Atlantic Ten) at George Washington (9-14, 2-8)
Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Smith Center, Washington
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Livestream: Atlantic10.com, https://portal.stretchinternet.com/lasalle/# or Tune-In radio app.
Coaches: John Giannini, 14th season at La Salle (209-220); Maurice Joseph, 2nd season at George Washington (29-29).
Series: George Washington leads, 21-18.
Last meeting: La Salle shot 61 percent from the field and made 11 three-point baskets in a 79-69 victory on Jan. 15, 2017 at Tom Gola Arena.
The latest: The Explorers committed only two turnovers in an 81-78 home victory Saturday over St. Joseph’s and outscored the Hawks 19-2 in points off turnovers. … Pookie Powell handed out 11 assists and did not commit a turnover. … Freshman Jamir Moultrie had a career-high six three-pointers in the game and is shooting 48.8 percent from behind the arc. … The Colonials, who dropped an 87-58 decision at home Saturday to Davidson, have lost four straight and eight of nine. … They have struggled offensively, ranking near the bottom of the conference at 63.9 points per game and 42.7 percent shooting from the floor.
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