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Sources | St. John’s-Arizona State, Oklahoma-USC to headline event at Staples Center

The game ball sits on the court before the quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Tournament between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Oregon Ducks on March 9, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
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St. John’s will face Arizona State and Oklahoma will play USC in a doubleheader at the Staples Center on Dec. 8, 2017, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

Official tip off times are to be determined.

The Red Storm and Sun Devils are expected to be two of the more improved teams in the Big East and Pac-12 respectively while Oklahoma will benefit from the addition of five-star freshman point guard Trae Young. USC is a consensus top-15 team heading into next season.

There is still a possibility that the Staples Center could add another game to the event.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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