5 Bold Predictions For No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 St. John's

By Timothy Downs

5 Bold Predictions For No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 St. John's

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The San Diego State Aztecs facing the St. John's Red Storm in the NCAA Tournament will be interesting to say the least. Here's a look ahead to how it should turn out.

5. Sir'Dominic Pointer Double-Doubles All Over San Diego State

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5. Sir'Dominic Pointer Double-Doubles All Over San Diego State

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The recruiting class that everyone in St. John's land went gaga for never really materialized, but Sir'Dominic Pointer will undoubtedly be motivated to play up to expectations for one last run.

4. St. John's Gets Smoked By San Diego State's Winston Shepard

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4. St. John's Gets Smoked By San Diego State's Winston Shepard

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At 6-foot-8, 205 pounds, junior forward Winston Shepard of San Diego State has the length to give the Red Storm some trouble. If St. john's is going to get beaten badly by an Aztec, it's going to be Shepard.

3. Steve Fisher's Lack Of Dominant Scorer Costs San Diego State A Win

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3. Steve Fisher's Lack Of Dominant Scorer Costs San Diego State A Win

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13:  during a semifinal game of the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. San Diego State won 56-43. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
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The highest point per game average on the Aztecs' roster is 11.1 for both Winston Shepard and Aqeel Quinn. As mentioned, Shepard is going to score his points, but the lack of any other true scorer on this roster will ultimately come back to haunt the Aztecs despite their extremely balanced approach.

2. Steve Lavin Drastically Out-Coaches Steve Fisher

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2. Steve Lavin Drastically Out-Coaches Steve Fisher

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28:  NAME# of the St. John's Red Storm drives to the basket against NAME# of the Georgetown Hoyas during the game at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)
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Steve Lavin has been through a lot over the past few years and undoubtedly relishes the opportunity to make some noise again during March Madness. He's simply going to have his squad ready for anything and everything.

1. D'Angelo Harrison Eclipses 25 Points

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1. D'Angelo Harrison Eclipses 25 Points

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The Aztecs will have no answer whatsoever for D'Angelo Harrison, and ultimately it will be their downfall as St. John's ekes out a 65-58 victory.

Timothy Downs is a Featured Writer for RantSports.com. You can ‘like him’ on Facebook add him on Google or follow him on Twitter @Tidow1212.

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