St. John’s basketball: 3 keys to victory against DePaul in Big East Tourney

St. John's basketball forward Julian Champagnie (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball forward Julian Champagnie (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports) /
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St. John’s basketball guard Dylan Addae-Wusu (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball Keys to Victory:

Get Offensive Production from Guards

One of the most inconsistent offensive aspects of St. John’s this season has been scoring from its guards.

Julian Champagnie and Aaron Wheeler are fairly consistent in what they are going to give you each night from an offensive standpoint, but the Johnnies never know who will step up at the guard position.

Posh Alexander went scoreless in the regular season finale against Marquette while Dylan Addae-Wusu poured in 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

Tareq Coburn, who was coming off of a 20-point performance the game prior, was scoreless on two shot attempts.

Montez Mathis has been better offensively since his clunker 1-for-14 shooting against Villanova at the beginning of February but by no means are the Johnnies banking on him to provide offense on a nightly basis.

St. John’s has the players that are capable of delivering on any given night but, like much of the other issues with the Red Storm this season, it has been the inconsistency of these players which has put the Johnnies in this predicament of needing to win four games in four days to dance.