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Schedule update: St. John's will face Longwood next season, according to sources

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Another team on next year's schedule is named - a return visit from the Longwood Lancers.

Hat tip to the scheduling masters at White and Blue Review, tracking Longwood since the Lancers are one of Creighton's non-conference opponents as well. The Lancers Blog announced that multiple sources indicated that the squad from Virginia would travel to New York to face Chris Mullin's team.

Longwood is coached by Jayson Gee; the Big South team went 10-23 last season, and 5-13 in the conference, tied for eighth (or last, if you want to be negative about it - a four-way tie for the last spot in the standings).

Longwood's wins included three wins against non-Division I opponents. But the team's sole non-conference win against a D-I opponent came against very good Columbia Lions team in New York. They also won a game in their conference tournament.

St. John's faced the Lancers in 2014, where the Lancers jumped out to a 7-0 advantage before the Johnnies brought the game even; the whole game was lackluster. Then-head coach Steve Lavin put it aptly. "This game felt like two football teams kicking field goals in the snow," Lavin said. "But we still got the W." The Red Storm won 65-47.

Like Binghamton, the matchup announced earlier this morning, Longwood isn't a low-major that looks on track to win a conference championship or be a national name. In fact, with three high-possession seniors leaving, the Lancers may be looking for new leadership before they start play in the Big South Conference.