2010–11 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team

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2010–11 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball
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Great Alaska Shootout Champions
MSG Holiday Festival Champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #18
2010–11 record 21–12 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Steve Lavin
Assistant coach Mike Dunlap
Assistant coach Tony Chiles
Assistant coach Rico Hines
Home arena Carnesecca Arena
Madison Square Garden
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »
2010–11 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#5 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
#12 Syracuse 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
#14 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
#18 St. John's 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Cincinnati 11 7   .611     26 9   .743
#22 West Virginia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Georgetown 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
#10 Connecticut 9 9   .500     32 9   .780
Villanova 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Marquette 9 9   .500     22 15   .595
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
South Florida 3 15   .167     10 23   .303
DePaul 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2011 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2011[1]; Rankings from AP Poll


The 2010–11 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team represented St. John's University during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was coached by Steve Lavin in his first year at the school. Saint John's home games were played at Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden and the team is a member of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 21–12, 12–6 in Big East play and lost in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament to Syracuse. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they lost in the first round to Gonzaga.

Off season[edit]

On March 30, 2010, Lavin was announced as the head coach of Saint John's.[2] Lavin replaced Norm Roberts, who was fired after six seasons as the Red Storm head coach.[3] Lavin named his mentor Gene Keady to the position of Special Assistant.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Anthony Mason, Jr. 2 F 6'7" 213 RS Senior Memphis, Tennessee Graduated
Omari Lawrence 11 G 6'4" 185 Freshman Bronx, New York Transferred. Kansas State

Class of 2010 signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Dwayne Polee II
SF
Los Angeles, CA Westchester High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) May 8, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Season[edit]

St. John's, a former Big East and national power, had fallen on tough times in recent seasons. This year, the Red Storm (17-9, 9-5 Big East) have made a habit out of knocking off highly ranked teams, with wins over Duke, Notre Dame, Connecticut, Georgetown, and Pittsburgh,[4] all top-15 teams.[5]

The Red Storm are looking for their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2002.[6] After defeating then #4 Pittsburgh on February 19, all 63 participating brackets in The Bracket Project placed the Red Storm comfortably within the NCAA Tournament.[7]

The Red Storm also achieved their first Top 25 ranking in over a decade. The last time the Red Storm had previously been ranked was on November 28, 2000.[8] On February 21, the Red Storm were ranked #23 in the AP Poll and #25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.[9] They reached as high as #15 in both the AP Poll and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll on February 28 following their road win against Villanova.[10]

Roster[11][edit]

2008–09 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 0 Polee II, DwayneDwayne Polee II 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Fr Westchester H.S. Los Angeles, CA
G/F 1 Kennedy, D.J.D.J. Kennedy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Sr Schenley Pittsburgh, PA
G 3 Boothe, MalikMalik Boothe 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Sr Christ the King Queens, NY
F 5 Evans, SeanSean Evans 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 259 lb (117 kg) Sr Northeast Philadelphia, PA
G 10 Roberts, QuincyQuincy Roberts 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 196 lb (89 kg) RS So Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA
G 12 Hardy, DwightDwight Hardy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr John F. Kennedy\Indian Hills C.C. Bronx, NY
F/C 15 Coker, DeleDele Coker 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 257 lb (117 kg) Sr South Kent Lagos, Nigeria
G 23 Horne, ParisParis Horne 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Sr Bridgton Academy Middletown, DE
F 24 Burrell, JustinJustin Burrell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Sr Our Savior Lutheran High School/Bridgton Academy Bronx, NY
G 30 White, JamalJamal White 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 204 lb (93 kg) So Roosevelt/Long Island Roosevelt, NY
G 31 Stith, MalikMalik Stith 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Bridgton Academy/East Mecklenburg Hempstead, NY
F 32 Brownlee, JustinJustin Brownlee 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Sr Chipola College Tifton, GA
G 35 Edison, CameronCameron Edison 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Rolling Hills Prep Carson, CA
G 42 Clark, KevinKevin Clark 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Sr Dunmore Dunmore, PA
F 55 Thomas, RobRob Thomas 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 247 lb (112 kg) RS Sr South Kent Harlem, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule and results[12][edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
November 6* 7:00pm Westmont Carnesecca ArenaQueens, NY W 100–42 
Regular Season
November 16* 2:00am at Saint Mary's McKeon PavilionMoraga, CA ESPN L 71–76  3,500[13] 0–1
November 17* 8:00pm Columbia Carnesecca Arena • Queens, NY W 79–66  4,657[13] 1–1
November 25* 1:45am vs. Ball State Sullivan ArenaAnchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout pool play)
MSG Plus W 78–73 OT 4,632[13] 2–1
November 26* 9:30pm vs. Drake Sullivan Arena • Anchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout pool play)
MSG Plus W 82–39  4,976[13] 3–1
November 28* 12:00am vs. Arizona State Sullivan Arena • Anchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout finals)
MSG Plus W 67–58  5,662[13] 4–1
December 1* 7:00pm Wagner Carnesecca Arena • Queens, NY W 69–61  4,008[13] 5–1
December 7* 7:00pm St. Bonaventure Carnesecca Arena • Queens, NY SNY L 66–67  4,408[13] 5–2
December 11* 7:00pm at Fordham Rose Hill GymBronx, NY YES Network L 81–84  3,200[13] 5–3
December 20* 9:30pm Davidson Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival)
MSG W 62–57  6,596[13] 6–3
December 21* 9:30pm Northwestern Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival)
MSG W 85–69  5,583[13] 7–3
December 29 7:00pm at West Virginia WVU ColiseumMorgantown, WV SNY W 81–71  11,138[13] 8-3 (1-0)
January 1 7:00pm at Providence Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI SNY W 67–65  8,157[13] 9–3 (2-0)
January 3 7:00pm #13 Georgetown Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPN2 W 61–58  8,897[13] 10–3 (3-0)
January 8 8:00pm at #15 Notre Dame Edmund P. Joyce CenterNotre Dame, IN ESPNU L 61–76  8,032[13] 10–4 (3–1)
January 12 7:00pm #4 Syracuse Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPNU L 59–76  14,440[13] 10–5 (3–2)
January 16 12:00pm #11 Notre Dame Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPNU W 72–54  8,550[13] 11–5 (4–2)
January 19 7:00pm at #15 Louisville KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY SNY L 63-88  21,638[13] 11–6 (4–3)
January 22 4:00pm Cincinnati Carnesecca Arena • Queens, NY SNY L 51–53  5,602[13] 11–7 (4–4)
January 26 7:00pm at #20 Georgetown Verizon CenterWashington, D.C. SNY L 52–77  7,160[13] 11–8 (4–5)
January 30* 1:00pm #3 Duke Madison Square Garden • New York, NY CBS W 93–78  19,353[13] 12–8 (4–5)
February 2 9:00pm Rutgers Carnesecca Arena • Queens, NY SNY W 58–56  5,002[13] 13–8 (5–5)
February 5* 1:00pm at UCLA Pauley PavilionLos Angeles, CA CBS L 59–66  8,592[13] 13–9 (5–5)
February 10 7:00pm #9 Connecticut Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPN W 89–72  13,652[13] 14–9 (6-5)
February 5 2:00pm at Cincinnati Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH MSG W 59–57  7,374[13] 15–9 (7–5)
February 15 9:00pm at Marquette Bradley CenterMilwaukee, WI ESPNU W 80–68  17,270[13] 16–9 (8–5)
February 19 12:00pm #4 Pittsburgh Madison Square Garden • New York, NY ESPN W 60–59  14,514[13] 17–9 (9–5)
February 23 7:00pm DePaul #23 Carnesecca Arena • Queens, NY MSG Plus W 76–51  5,602[13] 18–9 (10–5)
February 26 2:00pm at #15 Villanova #23 Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, PA ESPN W 81–68  16,042[13] 19–9 (11–5)
March 3 7:00pm at Seton Hall #15 Prudential CenterNewark, NJ ESPN2 L 70–84  9,470[13] 19–10 (11–6)
March 5 8:00pm South Florida #15 Carnesecca Arena • Queens, NY MSG W 72–56  5,602[13] 20–10 (12–6)
2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
March 9 2:00pm vs. Rutgers #17 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Second Round)
ESPN W 65–63  19,375[13] 21–10
March 10 2:00pm vs. #13 Syracuse #17 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN L 73–79  19,375[13] 21–11
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
March 17* 9:45pm vs. Gonzaga #18 Pepsi CenterDenver, CO
(First Round)
CBS L 71–86  19,216[13] 21–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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