I can’t say enough good things about the offensive performance in this one. St. John’s had five guys score double-figures (see box-score) as they put up a strong 94-point performance at Carnesecca Arena.
Julian Champagnie added the stat sheet stuffing tonight, scoring 20 points, pulling down team highs with 9 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists, and he even chipped in a pair of blocks and steals. His tremendous all around performance is something that we have been getting comfortable with as he has been extremely consistent night in and night out. Vince Cole was back in the starting lineup tonight and he got back in his groove, pouring in 17-points. Posh Alexander and Isaih Moore scored 10 and 12 respectively and made big plays on both sides of the ball for St. John’s all night long. Alexander tallied a team high in steals with three, and that should come as no surprise to anyone. He continues to wreak havoc on everyone he guards and puts an insane amount of pressure on opposing guards.
But, while it was a great team performance, Greg Williams Jr. was the story of the night. Greg played a rather flawless offensive game tonight, dropping 26 points on efficient shooting. He has made tremendous growth from year to year in his time at St. John’s and he is only trending upwards. BUY STOCK NOW.
It’s difficult to score 94-points without absolutely lighting it up from beyond the arc. Tonight St. John’s did just that. The Red Storm hit 13 three-pointers while shooting over 44% from beyond the arc. Greg Williams Jr. and Julian Champagnie banged home 4 three’s a piece and Vince Cole chipped in with 3.Seeing St. John’s shoot the ball well isn’t exactly something we’ve been able to enjoy often over the past few years, but tonight it was a beautiful thing to watch. There is something about playing in Carnesecca that just gives everyone a little extra edge when they are shooting from beyond the arc.
BIG BRAIN ALERT: Personally, I think we should play all of our games at Carnesecca. Then maybe we could get ranked. If we had fans it would be even more of a sure thing, but I am willing to bet that if we played every game at Carnesecca we would be in the top-25.
Player of the Game
Greg Williams Jr. had a career game tonight. The junior guard scored a career high 26 points on 4 three-pointers while shooting 58% from the field. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: When Greg Williams Jr. plays confidently on offense, he is the best offensive player on this team and one of the top in the conference.
What impressed me the most tonight about Greg’s game was his ability to score from all three levels. He converted on tough layups in the paint, banged home triples, and chipped in a team high eight free throws.
I’m sure number 4 made Greg Williams Sr. very proud tonight.
Play of the Game
This one had a lot of great highlights. But this play got me off my couch.
Aggressive defense leading to easy offense. Quick passing, getting up the floor fast. This was a textbook fastbreak capped off by a rim rattling slam from Moore coming off a perfect feed from Posh.
Okay, I couldn’t have just one play of the game so I have to throw this one in too.
LOOK OUT BELOW!!!!!
The boys came through for us yet again as we cashed in on our ML bets. Shoutout to Killmer’s Crystal Ball for the free money tonight.