By Jason Schott - Daly Dose of Hoops Contributor - @JESchott19
St. John's Red Storm Head Coach Steve Lavin was at Barclays Center Thursday night to preview their game with St. Francis in the Winter Festival this Saturday, but the focus was on the drama in the Big East Conference.
Earlier in the day, it was announced that the seven non-football Catholic schools- St. John's, Villanova, Georgetown, DePaul, Seton Hall, Marquette, and Providence -will break away from the Big East.
They will bring their rivalries into a new league focused on basketball and centered in the northeast.
WATCH Coach Lavin comment on the end of the Big East:
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