St. John’s-Rutgers open to playing non-conference games beginning in 2014

By Adam Zagoria

NEW YORK — St. John’s-Rutgers doesn’t have the same cachet as St. John’s-Georgetown, St. John’s-Syracuse or even Rutgers-Seton Hall.

Still, the two schools are local rivals who managed to draw a pretty good crowd to Madison Square Garden for Rutgers’ 58-56 victory Wednesday night.

Two years from now, they will be in different leagues, with Rutgers headed to the Big Ten and St. John’s to the new Catholic 7 amalgam.

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