The Bearcats, who are sporting an impressive 13-1 record in their own building this season, managed to snap a two-game slide earlier this week with a 71-68 triumph over DePaul on the road. With the win, Cincinnati moved a game over .500 in conference at 6-5, which is where St. John's finds itself at the moment. The Bearcats were a perfect 13-0 versus non-conference foes during the first half of the 2010-11 campaign, but Big East play is a completely different animal.
The Red Storm have seen plenty of highs and lows and on Thursday night the squad exploded with a huge 89-72 romp over nationally-ranked Connecticut, marking the team's third win in four tries. Also during the run was an astounding 93-78 victory over defending national champion Duke.
With respect to the all-time series between these two schools on the hardwood, the Red Storm own a slim 6-5 edge heading into today's matchup. St. John's won the most recent meeting a season ago by a score of 52-50 at home, snapping a three-game slide versus the Bearcats.
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