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Tuesday / May 21.
  • Michigan-St. John’s at MSG highlights Gavitt Games

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    In the first year of the Rick Pitino Era, Michigan will visit St. John’s at Madison Square Garden in what could be the final year of the Gavitt Games.

    Michigan made an official announcement of the game on Tuesday, and ZAGSBLOG earlier reported the game would be among eight or nine St. John’s games at the Garden during the 2023-24 season.

    Last year the Gavitt Games ran Nov. 14-18.

    Michigan is 1-4 against St. John’s, playing the last game in the series 23 years ago at the BB&T Classic in Washington, D.C. — a 97-83 St. John’s win. Four of the five meetings have been played on neutral floors as the lone campus contest was played at St. John’s, a game won by the Red Storm 82-77 on Jan. 29, 1995).

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.

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