St. John’s/Augsburg MBB preview

MIAC men’s basketball

St. John’s (2-3 MIAC, 3-7 overall)

vs. Augsburg (4-1 MIAC, 9-1 overall)

Game time: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sexton Arena

Broadcast: WBHR-AM 660.

About the Johnnies: St. John’s is looking to rebound from an 86-59 loss at Bethel Wednesday. The Johnnies begin a week that will see them face the top three teams in the MIAC, beginning with second-place Augsburg tonight. St. John’s then plays host to third-place Concordia Wednesday before traveling to St. Paul to face league-leading St. Thomas Saturday. Junior Seth Marx leads St. John’s with an average of 11.6 points per game.

About the Auggies: Augsburg suffered its first loss of the season when the Auggies fell 94-52 on the road at St. Thomas Saturday. Freshman Brett Rasmussen had 13 points —  marking his fourth straight game in double figures. But Augsburg shot a season-low 35.3 percent from the field as a team. Junior center Dan Kornbaum, a Little Falls graduate, ranks eighth in the MIAC in scoring with an average of 16.2 points per game and second in rebounding with an average of 8.8 per game.

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