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Red Storm Tip-Off set for Friday

The college basketball season officially gets under way on Friday, the first day teams are allowed to hold full practices. St. John's will be hosting the 2011 Red Storm Tip-Off at Carnesecca Arena at 7 p.m., and ESPNNewYork.com will be there for live coverage.

Men's hoops coach Steve Lavin is also expected to be in attendance, just a week after having surgery to treat his prostate cancer.

If you would like to attend, admission is free, but space is limited. You can also watch the festivities live on ESPN3.

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