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2019 Hall-of-Fame Classic: St. John’s to play Arizona State

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The Red Storm and Sun Devils will matchup for the third time in as many seasons.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Four-Arizona State Sun Devils vs St. John’s Red Storm Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

Outside of their most recent NCAA Tournament matchup, the Red Storm and Sun Devils also played each other in the season before that. In 2017, Arizona State topped St. John’s 82-70 in Los Angeles.

Next season’s Red Storm schedule is certainly shaping up to a bit tougher than previous years’ slates.

What we know:

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.