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How to watch ASU vs. St. John’s in the NCAA Tournament First Four

Mar 19, 2019, 4:20 PM | Updated: Mar 20, 2019, 7:26 am
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ASU basketball competes in the First Four for the second year in a row on Wednesday against the St. John’s Red Storm.

Here’s how to watch the game, along with key players to watch for both the Sun Devils and Red Storm:

No. 11 Arizona State (22-10) vs. No. 11 St. John’s (21-12)

WHEN: Wednesday, 6:10 p.m.

WHERE: UD Arena, Dayton

RADIO: 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station

TV: TruTV (246 on DirecTV, 242 on Dish Network, 1045 on Cox, 1164 or 1165 on Century Link)

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Remy Martin, Arizona State: Martin was arguably ASU’s best player down the stretch and his health will determine a lot of what the Sun Devils are able to accomplish, especially offensively. A healthy and explosive Martin should thrive in a game that will likely feature an up-tempo pace. Martin is coming off a groin injury that limited him last Friday in a Pac-12 Tournament loss to Oregon.

Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s: The best scorer in this game is Ponds, who averages 19.5 points per game in 35 minutes per game. Martin or Luguentz Dort will have the assignment against Ponds. St. John’s is just 6-5 when Ponds, a junior, scores 13 or fewer points in a game.

Romello White, Arizona State: White, at 6-foot-8, will be the tallest starter for either team. He dominated an undersized St. John’s team in their 2017 matchup, going for 22 points and nine rebounds. If he gets going offensively, it’ll open up the perimeter for ASU’s best shooters.

Justin Simon, St. John’s: Simon is the Red Storm’s best defender. A transfer who attended Arizona his freshman season, his role will be to disrupt ASU’s talented freshman guard, Luguentz Dort.

Luguentz Dort, Arizona State: Dort has been playing at a high level for about a month. His presence will likely be felt more defensively but has shown a better shot selection and aggressiveness in recent weeks.

Mustapha Heron, St. John’s: Heron is St. John’s best 3-point shooter, connecting on almost 43 percent of his attempts. He’s also the Red Storm’s second-leading scorer at 14.9 points per game.

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