When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
Records: No. 20 Notre Dame 14-2, 2-1 Big East; St. Johns 9-7, 1-3
Radio: 1480 AM
Notre Dame leaders: Jack Cooley (15.1 ppg); Cooley (11.1 rpg); Eric Atkins (7.1 apg)
St. Johns leaders: DAngelo Harrison (20.6 ppg); JaKarr Sampson 6.8 rpg); Phil Greene IV (2.9 apg)
Key matchup: Two guards could play the biggest factor in deciding tonights game. Harrison, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, is second in the Big East in scoring and leads the Red Storm in steals with 29. Notre Dames Jerian Grant, a 6-5 junior, is the Irishs second-leading scorer, averaging 12.6 points, and he is second on the team in steals with 18.
The skinny: The Irish slid three spots in the Associated Press Top 25 after their 65-58 loss to Connecticut on Saturday ended their 12-game winning streak. The Red Storm lost its last two games, falling 58-56 to Rutgers on Wednesday and 67-51 to Georgetown on Saturday.