The Red Storm’s schedule for the start of the 2020-21 season came into clearer focus with the release of game times and television assignments for a majority of the Johnnies’ games in November and December.
The opening game of the season-opening Lapchick Tournament, which was originally announced as a to-be-determined opponent for the Red Storm, will pit St. John’s against Saint Peter’s at 7 p.m. on Nov. 25. That game will air on FS2.
The following day, the Johnnies will make their FS1 debut when they play host to La Salle for a 2 p.m. start on Thanksgiving Day in the second game of The Lapchick Tournament.
On Nov. 30, St. John’s will take on Boston College at 9 p.m. on FS1 in a game that will be held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The lone matchup of the non-conference schedule that does not yet have a tip time or television assignment is the Red Storm’s Big 12-BIG EAST Battle contest against Texas Tech on Dec. 3.
St. John’s will return home to host Sacred Heart on Sunday, Dec. 6, in a game that will be broadcast on FS1 at 12 p.m. Two days later on Dec. 8, the Johnnies will welcome longtime local rival Fordham for a game that will tip off at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
Each of the Red Storm’s first four BIG EAST games will air on FS1. The Johnnies will open conference play at Connecticut on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Butler for a 5 p.m. tilt on Dec. 14. The Red Storm will host No. 11 Creighton on Dec. 17 for a 5 p.m. start before wrapping December with a tilt against Georgetown three days later at 6:30 p.m. Both of those games will be held at Carnesecca Arena.
Due to restrictions on mass gatherings imposed by the city and state, fans will not be permitted to attend games at Carnesecca Arena through at least the end of the calendar year.