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Tuesday / February 21.

Report: Duke-St. John’s to Resume Rivalry

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Duke will visit St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 31, 2015, according to Sammy Albano.

The two teams last met Jan. 28, 2012 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, with Duke holding off the Johnnies, 83-76, despite 30 points from Maurice Harkless, now with the Orlando Magic.

“Discussions are taking place with several high-profile non-conference opponents for 2014-15,” St. John’s spokesman Mark Fratto told, “but nothing has been finalized at this time.”

St. John’s also has a two-year deal with former Big East powerhouse Syracuse that will take them this season to the Carrier Dome.

St. John’s recently announced the return of big man Chris Obekpa to a core that includes Rysheed Jordan, D’Angelo Harrison, Phil Greene and Sir’Dominic Pointer.

Duke lost Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood to the NBA Draft, but adds the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, led by Chicago big man Jahlil Okafor, the MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic played Friday night at Barclays Center.

Okafor received the award from Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.