BROOKLYN - The Columbia men’s basketball team will take on St. John’s on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Barclays Center as part of the BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Winter Festival presented by Honda.

The Lions and Red Storm will tip-off in the first game of a triple-header at the state-of-the-art venue, which will also include Kansas State vs. Tulane and VCU vs. Boston College. Official start times will be announced at a later date.

“Playing a school the caliber of St. John’s at Barclays Center is going to be a great experience for our team, fans and the city of New York,” head coach Kyle Smith said. “We are very excited about the opportunity to be a part of the college basketball tradition they are building in Brooklyn.”

This will mark the 25th meeting all-time between the Metropolitan schools, and the first since the 2010-11 season

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via Ticketmaster by visiting, or, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, May 18 at noon, or through group sales 800-GROUP-BK.