Details continue to trickle out regarding St. John’s basketball schedule

A view of the St. John's basketball court. (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
A view of the St. John's basketball court. (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images) /

Details are continuing to emerge regarding the St. John’s basketball schedule in the 2020-21 season.

College basketball will be played in the 2020-21 season, but who will play and where the games will be played still remain a mystery.

However, with each passing day and as the decision makers adjourn from their daily meetings, some progress is being made on the non-conference and conference schedules.

As for St. John’s and the Big East in general, things are still in a holding patter as the conference wants to solidly its league slate of games before teams move on to scheduling outside of the conference.

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CBS Sports college basketball reporter Matt Norlander reported on Tuesday that the Big East is targeting a December 12 date to begin its conference games and hoping to hold three or four games in this nine day span.

However, as reports of non-conference tournament bubbles continue to emerge around the country, some Big East teams are scheduled to be in Orlando or Connecticut for their respective pre-season tournament and dates could interfere or overlap.

Andy Katz of the Big Ten Network and NCAA said that the outlook of the Gavitt Games, which is a challenge between the Big East and Big Ten, does not look good, but some schools within a close proximity of each other are still holding out home at least some games can be played in the challenge.

As for St. John’s, they are slated to play in the Preseason NIT, a tournament scheduled to take place in Orlando, but the Red Storm have yet to fully commit to any non-conference game as the Big East continues to work on its own schedule.

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Earlier in the offseason the Johnnies also scheduled games against Sacred Heart and La Salle to be played at Carnesecca Arena and the team had a scheduled game to face Texas Tech in the Big East vs. Big 12 Challenge, a game that is supposed to take place in Lubbock, Texas.

If St. John’s were to play in the Preseason NIT, an event Texas Tech is also scheduled to participate in, the Red Storm and Red Raiders could potentially play its Big East vs. Big 12 game inside the confines of the bubble.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s not to assume anything until its set in stone, and even proceed with caution at that point.

The college basketball schedule can change at any point, so St. John’s fans should be on their toes.