As Jon Rothstein reports, St. John’s will square-off with Arizona State in the 2019 Hall-of-Fame Classic.
The event will take place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Virginia and UMass will play in the other game, on the other side of the bracket.
Sources: Virginia will face UMass and Arizona State will play St. John's in the first round of the 2019 Hall-of-Fame Classic at Mohegan Sun. #SJUBB— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 22, 2019
This non-conference matchup will be a rematch game from this past NCAA Tournament. Arizona State ended St. John’s season in Dayton, topping them in the First Four round.
The Johnnies will get a chance to play against coach Bobby Hurley, who declined to fill the most recent coaching vacancy in Queens.
Next season’s Red Storm schedule is certainly shaping up to a bit tougher than previous years’ slates.
What we know:
- Vermont (reported to be a home game)
- Arizona State (2019 Hall-of-Fame Classic)
- Virginia or UMass (2019 Hall-of-Fame Classic)
- West Virginia (Big 12/Big East challenge; St. John’s will host)
- Likely a Big Ten team as part of the annual Gavitt Games
New head coach Mike Anderson will have his chance to pick up a few marquee victories early in his tenure. Luckily for his Red Storm, a few of those big out of conference matchups will be close to home.