Syracuse and St. John's started their basketball rivalry more than a century ago, and it will go for at least two more years even as the original members of the Big East Conference part ways next season.
The schools announced Wednesday that a game will be played at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15, 2013, and they will meet again at the Carrier Dome at a date to be determined in 2014-15.
''St. John's and Syracuse are two of the storied programs in NCAA history, both with top 10 numbers in overall victories and winning percentage,'' St. John's coach Steve Lavin said. ''The Johnnies and Cuse rivalry is now more than a century old and deserves to continue. We are pleased to extend the series ... at two of the great venues in college basketball.''
No. 6 Syracuse will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference next season. St. John's is one of the seven Catholic schools that have decided to leave the Big East and form their own league.
''The rivalry with St. John's has been one of the stro...