St. John's will open vs. Wisconsin

The next college basketball season is still six months away, but St. John's officially announced its 2013-14 season opener on Tuesday -- and it's an intriguing matchup.

The Red Storm will play Wisconsin on Friday, Nov. 8, at a neutral site -- the Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It's a brand-new building that will open this fall.

St. John's also revealed that it will play Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Barclays Center, as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival. The Red Storm will also play in the Barclays Center Classic on Nov. 29 and 30, along with Georgia Tech, Mississippi and Penn State. And they will host Syracuse at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Dec. 15.

The complete nonconference schedule will be released early this summer.