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St. John's releases non-conference schedule

Amir Garrett of St. John's shooting free throws

Amir Garrett of St. John's shooting free throws during the game against DePaul. (Feb. 20, 2012) Credit: Errol Anderson

Local hoops fans will have an abundance of opportunities to see St. John’s play in the region for the 2012-2013 season as the Red Storm has 19 home dates scheduled, including a game at the Barclays Center.

St. John’s released its non-conference schedule Wednesday, which features seven home dates versus Detroit (ESPN), Holy Cross, Florida Gulf Coast, South Carolina (ESPN2/ESPNU) in the Big East/SEC challenge, NJIT, Fordham as part of the MSG Festival and UNC Asheville.

The Red Storm’s non-conference road slate is highlighted by its appearance in the Charleston Classic. Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Charleston, Colorado, Dayton and Murray State are the other participating teams.

St. John’s will play at San Francisco and will face St. Francis as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival at the Barclays Center.

The Red Storm will host Sonoma State and Concordia (Ill) in exhibition games on November 1 and 6, respectively.

Here's a look at the non-conference schedule with home games in bold.

Thurs. Nov. 1 SONOMA STATE (Exh.) Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)
Tues. Nov. 6 CONCORDIA (ILL.) (Exh.) Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)
Tues. Nov. 13 DETROIT Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) 2 p.m. ESPN

DIRECTV Charleston Classic Presented by Foster Grant
Thurs. Nov. 15 TBA Charleston, S.C. (TD Arena) ESPN/E2/ESPNU/E3
Fri. Nov. 16 TBA Charleston, S.C. (TD Arena) ESPN/E2/ESPNU/E3
Sun. Nov. 18 TBA Charleston, S.C. (TD Arena) ESPN/E2/ESPNU/E3
Participating Teams: St. John’s, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Charleston, Colorado, Dayton, Murray State

Wed. Nov. 21 HOLY CROSS Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)
Sat. Nov. 24 FLORIDA GULF COAST Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)

SEC/BIG EAST Challenge
Thurs. Nov. 29 SOUTH CAROLINA Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena) ESPN2/ESPNU

Sat. Dec. 1 NJIT Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)
Tues. Dec. 4 at San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. (War Memorial Gym)

Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival
Sat. Dec. 8 TBA vs. TBA New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)
        Dec. 8 FORDHAM New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)

BROOKLYN HOOPS Winter Festival
Sat. Dec. 15 Fordham vs. Princeton Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
        Dec. 15 Michigan vs. West Virginia Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
        Dec. 15 ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.) Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

Fri. Dec. 21 UNC ASHEVILLE Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)
 

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