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St. John’s Fraschilla to Face Former Team in Holiday Festival

August 12, 1996

NEW YORK (AP) _ Fran Fraschilla, who left Manhattan to coach St. John’s, will face his former team in the first round of the ECAC Holiday Festival on Thursday, Dec. 28, Madison Square Garden said Monday.

Georgia Tech, which beat St. John’s in the 1993 final, will play Hofstra in the tournament opener. The championship and third-place game are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 28.

Fraschilla was 85-35 in four seasons at Manhattan, including a 17-12 mark last season. John Leonard, a former Manhattan player who was an assistant at Villanova the last four season, is the new Jaspers coach.

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