St. John’s basketball announces remaining non-conference schedule

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The St. John’s basketball program announced its remaining no-conference schedule.

A non-conference schedule is finally here for the St. John’s basketball program as head coach Joe Tartamella has put the final touches on his non-conference schedule.

Days after the Big East Conference announced the four league games each team will play in December, the Red Storm were able to finalize its non-Big East slate of games in the 2020-21 season.

The Lady Johnnies begin its season at home in Carnesecca Arena on Wednesday, November 25 against St. Francis College (Brooklyn), as the Red Storm hold a 9-0 lead in the all-time series between the two teams and a 4-0 record in Queens.

St. John’s and St. Francis last met in 2017.

Joe Tartamella and his team will then hit the road for a local game on Saturday, November 28 against Fairleigh Dickinson and it will be the first battle between the two programs in 15 years and St. John’s holds a 4-2 advantage in the series.

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The Red Storm then return home to face the St. Peter’s University Peacocks on Tuesday, December 1.

It will be the first meeting between the first two teams since 2003.

St. John’s matchup against St. Peter’s will be the first of a three game home-stand as the Johnnies begin conference play on Friday, December 4 against Georgetown and Sunday, December 6 against Villanova.

The three game home-stand is followed by a three game road trip as St. John’s resumes non-conference play with a trip to Massachusetts on Sunday, December 13 against the University of Massachusetts in its final non-Big East showdown.

St. John’s defeated UMass 82-71 last season in Queens.

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A trip to Marquette to faec the Golden Eagles on Wednesday, December 16 and back to the East Coast on Saturday, December 19 to face the Providence Friars.

St. John’s is looking to build on a 19-12 (11-7 Big East) record from a season ago which ended with a loss in the Big East Tournament Semifinals against Marquette.

The Red Storm will be relying on Preseason All-Big East selections Leilani Correa and Qadashah Hoppie to lead the charge in the 2020-21 season.

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