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KU Jayhawks basketball vs. St. John’s: Lineups, time, TV info, facts and figures

·4 min read

THE DETAILS

When/where: 6 p.m. Central time Friday at UBS Arena, Elmont, New York.

TV/radio: FS1; WHB (810 AM)

PROJECTED LINEUPS

P

No.

Kansas

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

33

David McCormack

6-10

Sr.

8.2

G

2

Christian Braun

6-6

Jr.

13.8

G

30

Ochai Agbaji

6-5

Sr.

22.5

G

11

Remy Martin

6-0

Sr.

12.0

G

3

Dajuan Harris

6-1

So.

3.0

P

No.

St. John’s

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

C

11

Joel Soriano

6-11

Jr.

8.8

F/G

2

Julian Champagnie

6-8

Jr.

21.3

G

23

Montez Mathis

6-4

Sr.

11.0

G

0

Posh Alexander

6-0

So.

14.6

G

3

Stef Smith

6-2

Sr.

10.0

About No. 8 Kansas (5-1): KU is 8-5 vs. St. John’s throughout history. KU won the last meeting, 82-74, on Nov. 10, 2000 in New York. KU has won two consecutive games and four of five in the series. … KU defeated St. John’s, 80-63, in the 1952 NCAA title game in Seattle, Washington. KU’s championship team went 28-3 that season, losing only to Kansas State and Oklahoma State on the road and to Peoria in the U.S. Olympic playoffs in New York. Clyde Lovellette led that team with a 28.6 scoring average. Bob Kenney averaged 13.1 ppg. … KU is 5-1 or better for the 17th time in Bill Self’s 19 seasons at KU. … KU which defeated Iona Sunday following a loss to Dayton in the semifinals of the ESPN Events Invitational, is 104-15 following a loss in the Self era. … KU has shot 50% or better in five straight games. The last time the Jayhawks shot 50% or better in five consecutive games was from Nov. 25, 2016 to Dec. 10, 2016. . … KU has led at halftime in all six games. … KU has played at least 11 different players in every game this season. … Senior Mitch Lightfoot scored a season-high 10 points in KU’s win over Iona. He had six rebounds in that contest. … Christian Braun has scored in double figures in each of his last five games.

About St. John’s (5-1): St. John’s of the Big East Conference has lost at Indiana (76-74) and defeated Mississippi Valley State (119-81), St. Peter’s (91-70), Farleigh Dickinson (87-74), St. Francis Brooklyn (76-70) and NJIT (77-68, OT), the wins all at home. … St. John’s was picked to finish fourth in the 11-team Big East Conference. Villanova is No. 1, followed by UConn, Xavier, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Butler, Providence, Creighton, Marquette, Georgetown and DePaul. … Freshman O’Mar Stanley, a 6-8 forward, is a former Blue Valley West player who spent his final year of high school at Link Prep in Branson, Missouri. He averages 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds while playing 11 minutes a game. He has four assists, seven turnovers. … Julian Champagnie, a junior wing from Brooklyn, has scored 20 or more points in four of six games and 17 times in his career. Last season, Champagnie (19.5 ppg) became just the fourth player in program history to lead the Big East in scoring over the course of a conference season. The others: Chris Mullin (1983-84), Walter Berry (1985-86) and Marcus Hatten (2001-02). … Champagnie’s father, Ranford Champagnie, was a four-year standout on the St. John’s men’s soccer team. He played on the Red Storm’s 1996 national championship squad. Ranford coached NCAA Div. III Baruch College to five NCAA Tournament berths. Julian’s twin brother Justin, who played at Pitt, is a rookie with the Toronto Raptors. … Starters Montez Mathis (Rutgers) and Stef Smith (Vermont) arrived via the transfer portal. … Third-year St. John’s coach Mike Anderson is 38-27 at the Big East school. In his two full seasons at St. John’s, Anderson has seen the Red Storm finish second and seventh in the country, respectively, in steals per game. Both teams also ranked in the top 20 in turnover margin (3rd and 17th) and the top 40 in assist-to-turnover ratio (23rd and 36th).

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