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St. John's and Syracuse to resume rivalry

Scoop Jardine of the Syracuse Orange celebrates during

Scoop Jardine of the Syracuse Orange celebrates during the game as D'Angelo Harrison of the St. John's Red Storm looks on at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Feb. 04, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

St. John’s will continue its rivalry with ACC-bound Syracuse through the 2014-2015 season, the schools announced Wednesday.

The 100-year-old rivalry will resume at Madison Square Garden on December 15, 2013 and continue at the Carrier Dome the following season on a date to be determined.

“The St. John's-Syracuse rivalry is one of the classic matchups in college basketball,” St. John’s athletics director Chris Monasch said.” Generations of our fans have looked forward to this battle each year and we are thrilled that the two programs will continue to play the next two seasons.”

Syracuse (1,862) and St. John’s (1,750) are fifth and seventh, respectively, in all-time program victories. The rivalry between the schools dates back to 1912. The two schools will meet on February 10 at the Carrier Dome.

It will be the 87th meeting between the programs. The Orange holds a 49-37 advantage, including seven straight.

The Johnnies and Cuse rivalry is now more than a century old and deserves to continue,” said St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin. “We are pleased to extend the series, with a date set for our home court at Madison Square Garden next season, and a 2014-15 meeting at the Carrier Dome, two of the great venues in college basketball.”
 

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