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Sources: St. John’s, Duke to begin home-and-home series at MSG in 2018

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St. John’s and Duke will begin a home-and-home series next season at Madison Square Garden, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

The first game of the series will be on Saturday February 3rd, 2018 with the return game coming at Cameron Indoor Stadium during the 2018-19 season.

The Red Storm and Blue Devils have regularly played each other throughout the years.

St. John’s is expected to be contend for an NCAA Tournament berth next season in year three under Chris Mullin.

During the 2016-17 college basketball season, the Red Storm have improved in year-two of the Mullin era. With only one game left until the Big East Conference Tournament begins, St. John’s is 13-17. Even more impressive, the Johnnies are 7-10 in league games. The Johnnies only won eight games in total last season, with only one of them coming against a Big East opponent.

As for the Blue Devils, who have lost two of their last three games, they are 23-7 on the season. During Atlantic Coast Conference outings, Duke is 11-6, which puts them two full games back of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the ACC.

Duke’s last regular season game is against North Carolina on Saturday. The Red Storm’s last, against Providence, will also be played on Saturday.

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.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Joe K

    Mar 1, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Not surprising that coach K managed to get a “home and home” be a “neutral and home”

    • Tommy Duke

      Mar 1, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      St Johns played/plays 6 home-away-from-home games at MSG this season as stated on the MSG website. I’m glad you think Coach K is manipulating the system though. Keep hating, I love it:

      “St. John’s University Red Storm will continue to call The Garden its home away from home for six nationally televised games. The Red Storm’s Big East Garden schedule kicks off with the defending National Champion Villanova Wildcats. Other Big East highlights include matchups with longtime rivals Xavier, Marquette, Seton Hall, Georgetown and Providence.

      St. John’s Basketball, We Are New York’s Team, We Are St. John’s!”

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