Villanova Wildcats On Upset Alert Against St. John's Red Storm

By Trevor Lowry
Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

The Villanova Wildcats are on upset alert against the St. John’s Red Storm. I promise I am not trying to pick on the Wildcats. St. John’s is a very talented team and I still think it has yet to hit its stride.

D’Angelo Harrison is just as good as anyone and he has the numbers to prove it. He is averaging 18.5 points per game. Jakarr Sampson is a good sidekick, although he is not as productive as he was last season. Sampson is averaging 12 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game. Last year he averaged 14.9 points per game, but he is also getting less playing time now.

Rysheed Jordan is not the best guard in the Big East, but he is still having a decent freshman season. Jordan is putting up 6.9 points per game and 2.5 assists per game. He is also playing a little under 20 minutes per contest.

Then there is Chris Obekpa, who is a shot-blocking machine. He is currently averaging 4.2 blocks in just 21.6 minutes per game.

If the Red Storm are actually at their best, they are capable of upsetting any team. Unfortunately, they have lost every major challenge and have not been playing the basketball that they are capable of. It is important to note that they only lost to Wisconsin by 11 points and to Syracuse by five points. Both teams are ranked in the top five.

Villanova has had a great season so far and is even ranked as high as No. 8. The Wildcats will easily be the favorites in the matchup against Steve Lavin‘s team, but the game will be played on the road for the Wildcats.

The time is now for St. John’s to show off its talent. In no way is it a lock to make the 2014 NCAA Tournament and it really needs a quality win.

Villanova has proven to be the better team this season, but it will still be on upset alert against the Red Storm.

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