Wright said turnovers could be a major problem against the Red Storm (8-4), who have 13 freshmen and sophomores on their roster.
"That is St. John's best offense," he said. "They're a young team. They're not trying to be fancy on offense, but they're very aggressive defensively, and what do young, gifted kids do well? They get out and run well. So if you turn the ball over and let them get out and run, you're in trouble."
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova's freshman point guard, has done a better job recently of running the team. He has not committed a turnover in three of the last four games.
"I'm not trying to force as much, so I'm really just trying to let the game come to me," he said. "I'm going to pick and choose my spots. If I don't have anything, just let someone else reverse it and they can make a play."
Wright said that even with the struggles 'Nova has endured, he believes the Wildcats are ready to go in the conference.
"It's taken some ugly losses and some good road wins," he said, "but I do think we're probably as defined and as comfortable as we can be going into the Big East [season]."
Wednesday's City Six Games
Penn at Butler, 7 p.m. TV/Radio: TCN, WXPN-FM (88.5)
Drexel at Georgia State, 7 p.m.
St. John's at Villanova, 8 p.m. TV/Radio: ESPNU, WIP-AM (610)
La Salle at Miami,
9 p.m. Radio: WNTP-AM (990)
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