Basketball Gameday: Macalester at St. John’s

MIAC men’s basketball

St. John’s (2-2 MIAC, 4-5 overall)

vs. Macalester (1-5 MIAC, 2-9 overall)

Game time: 7:30 p.m., Sexton Arena

Broadcast: WBHR-AM (660)

About the Johnnies: St. John’s is coming off a 69-55 victory over Bethel Saturday, but did not play Monday when a road game at Augsburg was postponed due to the bitter cold temperatures. Senior wing Jack Wittenborg had 19 points to lead four Johnnies players in double figures in the win over the Royals.

The game will be the 1,300th of St. John’s head coach Jim Smith’s 50-season coaching career.

Starting lineup

PG – Kevin McKenzie (5-8, 155, Sr., De Pere, Wis.) 5.1 ppg 2.4 rpg

W – Jack Wittenborg (6-1, 175, Sr., Bloomington Jefferson H.S.) 7.6 ppg 3.0 rpg

W – Patrick Butcher (6-0, 180, Sr., Louisville, Kent.) 10.4 ppg 2.8 rpg

P – Nick Meyer (6-1, 190, Sr., Benilde-St. Margaret’s H.S.) 6.4 ppg 2.9 rpg

P – Blake Maslonkowski (6-5, 225, Jr., St. Cloud Apollo H.S.) 9.0 ppg 6.3 rpg

About the Scots: Macalester did play Monday, falling 75-62 to Gustavus in a game the Scots led 27-14 at halftime.

Sophomore guard Dylan Kilgour is averaging a team-best 15.9 points per game, which ranks him fourth in scoring in the MIAC.

Starting lineup

G – Kyle Barnhard (6-1, So., Sleepy Hollow, Ill.) 6.2 ppg 3.5 rpg

G – Griffin Glatt (6-5, So., Summit, N.J.) 10.3 ppg 6.2 rpg

G – Dylan Kilgour (6-1, So., La Crescenta, Calif.) 15.9 ppg 2.5 rpg

G – Sager Moritzky (5-9, 150, Fr., San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) 8.6 ppg 3.3 rpg

C – Kareem Ismail (6-7, Fr., Pasadena, Calif.) 12.3 ppg 6.1 rpg

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