St. John's Red Storm To Play Columbia In Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival

By Trevor Lowry
Steve Lavin
Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The St. John’s Red Storm should like their chances of winning against Columbia in the 2013 Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival.

St. John’s may have disappointed this past season, but they are good enough to make the NCAA tournament in the 2013-14 college basketball season, along with winning the Big East. Plenty of talent will be retuning to the team, including the top two scorers from this past season.

Columbia may not be the most challenging team in the world for Steve Lavin’s Red Storm, but I am sure they will gladly play Columbia. The Lions are coming off of a season where they finished with a 12-16 record. St. John’s was not a whole lot better, with an overall record of 17-16.

However, it would take a pretty big upset for Columbia to pull off the victory against St. John’s.

This team will be rocking one of the best backcourts in college hoops, with D’Angelo Harrison and Jakarr Sampson returning. Both players averaged more than 14 points per game in the 2012-13 season and should be even better next year.

St. John’s will be tested quite a bit in the upcoming season, especially in conference play, so it cannot slip up against a weaker opponent. No offense to the Lions, but losing to them will really look bad on the Red Storm’s resume.

Whether the case, these two teams will go head-to-head in the 2013-14 season. However, it is the Red Storm who should come away with the victory and should be a very good basketball team to say the least.

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