St. John's Red Storm men's basketball

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St. John's Red Storm
2014–15 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team
St. John's Red Storm athletic logo
University St. John's University
Conference Big East
Location New York City, NY
Head coach Steve Lavin (4th year)
Arena Carnesecca Arena, Madison Square Garden
(Capacity: 5,602, 19,763)
Nickname Red Storm
Colors

Red and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta champions
1911
Pre-tournament Helms champions
1911
NCAA Tournament runner up
1952
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1952, 1985
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1951, 1952, 1979, 1985, 1991, 1999
NCAA Tournament appearances
1951, 1952, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2011
Conference tournament champions
1983, 1986, 2000
Conference regular season champions
1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1992

The St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team represents the St. John's University in Queens, New York. The team participates in the Big East Conference. The men’s coach Norm Roberts was fired on March 19, 2010. Steve Lavin was named head coach on March 30, 2010.

On March 13, 2011, they were selected to play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002.

As of the beginning of the 2014-2015 season, St. John's has 1774 total wins, which put them at #8 on the List of teams with the most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball.

Th 2014-2015 Red Storm team is filled with Steve Lavin's first recruits D'angelo Harrison, Sir' Dominic Pointer, and Phil Greene IV. They have had some big-time wins so far in 2014 and now, today, on December 22 2014 they are ranked 17th in the country in the A.P. Poll.

Yearly records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
1907–08 Rev. J. Chestnut 4–8
1908–09 P. Joseph Kersey 9–6
1909–10 Harry Fisher 15–5
1910–11 Claude Allen 14–0 Helms and Premo-Porretta National Champions
1911–12 Joseph O'Shea 15–5
Claude Allen (1912–1914)
1912–13 Claude Allen 12–8
1913–14 Claude Allen 7–11
Claude Allen: 33-19
Joseph O'Shea (1914–1917)
1914–15 Joseph O'Shea 12–4
1915–16 Joseph O'Shea 5–10
1916–17 Joseph O'Shea 11–8
Joseph O'Shea: 43-27
John Crenny (1917–1921)
1917–18 John Crenny 8–8
1918–19 John Crenny 0–7
1919–20 John Crenny 9–14
1920–21 John Crenny 10–9
John Crenny: 27-38
Edward Kelleher (1921–1922)
1921–22 Edward Kelleher 10–11
Edward Kelleher: 10-11
John Crenny (1922–1927)
1922–23 John Crenny 11–10
1923–24 John Crenny 16–15
1924–25 John Crenny 18–6
1925–26 John Crenny 18–7
1926–27 John Crenny 15–10
John Crenny: 105-86
James "Buck" Freeman (1927–1933)
1927–28 James Freeman 18–4
1928–29 James Freeman 23–2
1929–30 James Freeman 23–1
1930–31 James Freeman 21–1
1931–32 James Freeman 22–4
1932–33 James Freeman 23–4
James "Buck" Freeman (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1933–1936)
1933–34 James Freeman 16–3 3-4 5th
1934–35 James Freeman 13–8 - -
1935–36 James Freeman 18–4 4-3 4th
James Freeman: 177-31
Joseph Lapchick (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1936–1947)
1936–37 Joseph Lapchick 12–7 1-4 7th
1937–38 Joseph Lapchick 15–4 4-2 T-4th
1938–39 Joseph Lapchick 18–4 17-2 2nd NIT Semifinals
1939–40 Joseph Lapchick 15–5 - - NIT Quarterfinals
1940–41 Joseph Lapchick 11–6 - -
1941–42 Joseph Lapchick 16–5 - -
1942–43 Joseph Lapchick 21–3 6-1 1st NIT Champions
1943–44 Joseph Lapchick 18–5 - - NIT Champions
1944–45 Joseph Lapchick 21–3 - - NIT Semifinals
1945–46 Joseph Lapchick 17–6 5-1 T-1st NIT Quarterfinals
1946–47 Joseph Lapchick 16–7 6-0 1st NIT Quarterfinals
Joseph Lapchick: 180-55
Frank McGuire (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1947–1952)
1947–48 Frank McGuire 12–11 3-3 T-4th
1948–49 Frank McGuire 15–9 5-1 T-1st NIT First Round
1949–50 Frank McGuire 24–5 3-3 T-3rd NIT Semifinals
1950–51 Frank McGuire 26–5 6-0 1st NIT Semifinals, NCAA Regional Finals
1951–52 Frank McGuire 25–6 6-0 1st NIT Quarterfinals, NCAA National Finals
Frank McGuire: 102-36
Al "Dusty" DeStefano (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1952–1956)
1952–53 Al DeStefano 17–6 5-1 2nd NIT Finals
1953–54 Al DeStefano 9–11 2-3 5th
1954–55 Al DeStefano 11–9 5-1 2nd
1955–56 Al DeStefano 12–12 3-3 T-3rd
Al DeStefano: 49-39
Joseph Lapchick (Metropolitan New York Conference) (1956–1963)
1956–57 Joseph Lapchick 14–9 4-2 2nd
1957–58 Joseph Lapchick 18–8 6-0 1st NIT Semifinals
1958–59 Joseph Lapchick 20–6 4-2 3rd NIT Champions
1959–60 Joseph Lapchick 17–8 5-1 2nd NIT Quarterfinals
1960–61 Joseph Lapchick 20–5 4-0 1st NCAA First Round
1961–62 Joseph Lapchick 21–5 5-0 1st NIT Finals
1962–63 Joseph Lapchick 9–15 2-2 4th
Joseph Lapchick (Independent) (1963–1965)
1963–64 Joseph Lapchick 14–11 - -
1964–65 Joseph Lapchick 21–8 - - NIT Champions
Joseph Lapchick: 334-130
Lou Carnesecca (Independent) (1965–1970)
1965–66 Lou Carnesecca 18–8 - - NIT First Round
1966–67 Lou Carnesecca 23–5 - - NCAA Regional Semifinals
1967–68 Lou Carnesecca 19–8 - - NCAA First Round
1968–69 Lou Carnesecca 23–6 - - NCAA Regional Semifinals
1969–70 Lou Carnesecca 21–8 - - NIT Finals
Lou Carnesecca: 160-62
Frank Mulzoff (Independent) (1970–1973)
1970–71 Frank Mulzoff 18–9 - - NIT First Round
1971–72 Frank Mulzoff 19–11 - - NIT Semifinals
1972–73 Frank Mulzoff 19–7 - - NCAA First Round
Frank Mulzoff: 56-27
Lou Carnesecca (Independent) (1973–1979)
1973–74 Lou Carnesecca 20–7 - - NIT First Round
1974–75 Lou Carnesecca 21–10 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NIT Semifinals
1975–76 Lou Carnesecca 23–6 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NCAA First Round
1976–77 Lou Carnesecca 22–9 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NCAA First Round
1977–78 Lou Carnesecca 21–7 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NCAA First Round
1978–79 Lou Carnesecca 21–11 - - ECAC Metro Finals, NCAA Regional Final
Lou Carnesecca (Big East Conference) (1979–1992)
1979–80 Lou Carnesecca 24–5 5-1 T-1st NCAA Second Round
1980–81 Lou Carnesecca 17–11 8-6 3rd NIT First Round
1981–82 Lou Carnesecca 21–9 9-5 3rd NCAA Second Round
1982–83 Lou Carnesecca 28–5 12-4 T-1st NCAA Regional Semifinals
1983–84 Lou Carnesecca 18–12 8-8 5th NCAA First Round
1984-85 Lou Carnesecca 31–4 15-1 1st NCAA National Semifinals
1985-86 Lou Carnesecca 31–5 14-2 T-1st NCAA Second Round
1986-87 Lou Carnesecca 21–9 10-6 T-4th NCAA Second Round
1987-88 Lou Carnesecca 17–12 8-8 T-5th NCAA First Round
1988-89 Lou Carnesecca 20–13 6-10 8th NIT Champions
1989-90 Lou Carnesecca 24–10 10-6 4th NCAA Second Round
1990-91 Lou Carnesecca 23–9 10-6 2nd NCAA Regional Finals
1991-92 Lou Carnesecca 19–11 12-6 T-1st NCAA First Round
Lou Carnesecca: 526-200 294-115
Brian Mahoney (Big East Conference) (1992–1996)
1992-93 Brian Mahoney 19–11 12-6 2nd NCAA Second Round
1993-94 Brian Mahoney 12–17 5-13 9th
1994-95 Brian Mahoney 14–14 7-11 8th NIT First Round
1995-96 Brian Mahoney 11–16 5-13 5th (Big East 6)
Brian Mahoney: 56-58 29-43
Fran Fraschilla (Big East Conference) (1996–1998)
1996-97 Fran Fraschilla 13–14 8-10 5th (Big East 6)
1997-98 Fran Fraschilla 22–10 13-5 2nd (Big East 6) NCAA First Round
Fran Fraschilla: 35-24 21-15
Mike Jarvis (Big East Conference) (1998–2004)
1998-99 Mike Jarvis 28–9 14-4 3rd NCAA Regional Final
1999-00 Mike Jarvis 25–8 12-4 3rd NCAA Second Round
2000-01 Mike Jarvis 5–15 (14–15) 8-8 3rd (East)
2001-02 Mike Jarvis 7–11 (20–12) 9-7 3rd (East) NCAA First Round
2002-03 Mike Jarvis 1–13 (21–13) 7-9 5th (East) (2003 NIT championship later vacated by NCAA[1])
2003-04 Mike Jarvis
Kevin Clark
2–21 (6–21) 1-15 14th
Mike Jarvis: 68(114)-77(78) 51-47
Norm Roberts (Big East Conference) (2004–2010)
2004-05 Norm Roberts 9–18 3-13 12th
2005-06 Norm Roberts 12–15 5-11 15th
2006-07 Norm Roberts 16–15 7-9 11th
2007-08 Norm Roberts 11–19 5-13 14th
2008-09 Norm Roberts 16–18 6-12 13th CBI First Round
2009-10 Norm Roberts 17–16 6-12 13th NIT First Round
Norm Roberts: 81-101 32-70
Steve Lavin (Big East Conference) (2010–present)
2010-11 Steve Lavin 21–11 12–6 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
2011-12 Steve Lavin
Mike Dunlap
13–19 6–12 T-11th
2012-13 Steve Lavin 17–16 8–10 10th NIT Second Round
2013-14 Steve Lavin 20-13 10-8 T-3rd NIT First Round
2014-15 Steve Lavin 9-1
Steve Lavin: 70-58 36-36
Total:

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Red Storm have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 28 times. Their combined record is 27–30. Due to impermissible benefits to a player, their 2002 appearance has been vacated by the NCAA making their official record 27–29.

Year Seed Round Opponent Results
1951 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Regional 3rd Place Game
Connecticut
Kentucky
NC State
W 63–52
L 43–59
W 71–59
1952 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
NC State
Kentucky
Illinois
Kansas
W 60–49
W 64–57
W 61–59
L 63–80
1961 First Round Wake Forest L 74–97
1967 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Temple
Boston College
Princeton
W 57–53
L 62–63
L 58–78
1968 First Round Davidson L 70–79
1969 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Princeton
Davidson
Duquesne
W 72–63
L 69–79
L 72–75
1973 First Round Penn L 61–62
1976 First Round Indiana L 70–90
1977 First Round Utah L 68–72
1978 First Round Louisville L 68–76
1979 #10 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#7 Temple
#2 Duke
#6 Rutgers
#9 Penn
W 75–70
W 80–78
W 67–65
L 62–64
1980 #3 Second Round #6 Purdue L 72–87
1982 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Penn
#4 Alabama
W 66–56
L 68–69
1983 #1 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#9 Rutgers
#4 Georgia
W 66–55
L 67–70
1984 #9 First Round #8 Temple L 63–65
1985 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Southern
#9 Arkansas
#12 Kentucky
#3 NC State
#1 Georgetown
W 83–59
W 68–65
W 86–70
W 69–60
L 59–77
1986 #1 First Round
Second Round
#16 Montana State
#8 Auburn
W 83–74
L 65–81
1987 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Wichita State
#3 DePaul
W 57–55
L 75–83 OT
1988 #11 First Round #6 Florida L 59–62
1990 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Temple
#3 Duke
W 81–65
L 72–76
1991 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#13 Northern Illinois
#5 Texas
#1 Ohio State
#2 Duke
W 75–68
W 84–76
W 91–74
L 61–78
1992 #7 First Round #10 Tulane L 57–61
1993 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Texas Tech
#4 Arkansas
W 85–67
L 74–80
1998 #7 First Round #10 Detroit L 64–66
1999 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Samford
#6 Indiana
#2 Maryland
#4 Ohio State
W 69–43
W 86–61
W 76–62
L 74–77
2000 #2 First Round
Second Round
#15 Northern Arizona
#10 Gonzaga
W 61–56
L 76–82
2002* #9 First Round #8 Wisconsin L 70–80
2011 #6 Second Round #11 Gonzaga L 71–86

* Vacated by the NCAA

NIT results[edit]

The Red Storm have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 30 times. Their combined record is 45–30. They are six-time NIT Champions (1943, 1944, 1959, 1965, 1989, 2003). Due to impermissible benefits to a player, their 2003 appearance (and title) has been vacated by the NCAA making their official record 40–30.

Year Round Opponent Result
1939 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Roanoke
Loyola–Chicago
Bradley
W 71–47
L 46–51
L 35–40
1940 Quarterfinals Duquesne L 31–38
1943 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Rice
Fordham
Toledo
W 51–49
W 69–43
W 48–27
1944 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Bowling Green
Kentucky
DePaul
W 44–40
W 48–45
W 47–39
1945 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Muhlenberg
Bowling Green
Rhode Island
W 34–33
L 44–57
W 64–57
1946 Quarterfinals West Virginia L 58–70
1947 Quarterfinals NC State L 55–61
1949 First Round Bowling Green L 64–77
1950 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
WKU
Bradley
Duquesne
W 65–46
L 72–82
W 69–67
1951 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
St. Bonaventure
Dayton
Seton Hall
W 60–58
L 62–69
W 70–68
1952 Quarterfinals La Salle L 45–51
1953 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Saint Louis
La Salle
Duquesne
Seton Hall
W 81–66
W 75–74
W 75–74
L 46–58
1958 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Butler
Utah
Dayton
St. Bonaventure
W 76–69
W 71–70
L 56–80
L 69–84
1959 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Villanova
St. Bonaventure
Providence
Bradley
W 75–67
W 82–74
W 76–55
L 71–76
1960 Quarterfinals St. Bonaventure L 71–106
1962 Quarterfinals
Semfinals
Finals
Holy Cross
Duquesne
Dayton
W 80–74
W 75–65
L 67–73
1965 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semfinals
Finals
Boston College
New Mexico
Army
Villanova
W 114–92
W 61–54
W 67–60
W 55–51
1966 First Round Villanova L 61–63
1970 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semfinals
Finals
Miami (OH)
Georgia Tech
Army
Marquette
W 70–57
W 56–55
W 60–59
L 53–65
1971 First Round Tennessee L 83–84
1972 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semfinals
3rd Place Game
Missoui
Oral Roberts
Niagara
Jacksonville
W 82–81
W 94–78
L 67–69
L 80–83
1974 First Round Connecticut L 70–82
1975 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Lafayette
Manhattan
Providence
Oregon
W 94–76
W 57–56
L 72–85
L 76–80
1981 First Round Alabama L 69–73
1989 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Ole Miss
Oklahoma State
Ohio State
UAB
Saint Louis
W 70–67
W 76–64
W 83–80
W 76–65
W 73–65
1995 First Round South Florida L 68–74
2003* First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Boston University
Virginia
UAB
Texas Tech
Georgetown
W 73–57
W 73–63
W 79–71
W 64–63
W 70–67
2010 First Round Memphis L 71–73
2013 First Round
Second Round
Saint Joseph's
Virginia
W 63–61
L 50–68
2014 First Round Robert Morris L 78–89

* Vacated by the NCAA

Coaching history[edit]

Overall Conference
Name Years Won-Lost Pct. Won-Lost Pct. Note
J. Chestnut 1907-08 4-8 .333
P. Joseph Kersey 1908-09 9-6 .600
Harry A. Fisher 1909-10 15-5 .750
Claude Allen 1910-11, 1912-14 33-19 .635
Joseph O'Shea 1911-12, 1914-17 43-27 .614
John Crenny 1918-21, 1922-27 105-86 .550
Ed Kelleher 1921-22 10-11 .476
James Freeman 1927-36 177-31 .851
Joe Lapchick 1936-47, 1956-65 334-130 .720 Basketball Hall of Fame
Frank McGuire 1947-52 102-36 .739 Final Four 1952, Basketball Hall of Fame
Al DeStefano 1952-56 49-39 .563
Lou Carnesecca 1965-70, 1973-92 526-200 .725 139-80 .635 Final Four in 1985, Big East Regular season champions 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992, Basketball Hall of Fame
Frank Mulzoff 1970-73 56-27 .675
Brian Mahoney 1992-96 56-58 .491 31-47 .397
Fran Fraschilla 1996-98 57-36 .613 35-24 .593
Mike Jarvis 1998-2003 66-60 .524 57-36 .613 Big East tournament champions in 2000
National Invitational Tournament champions in 2003 (later vacated)
Kevin Clark 2003-04 2-17 .105 1-15 .064
Norm Roberts 2004-10 81-101 .445 32-70 .313
Steve Lavin 2010- 40–30 .571 12-6 .667

Awards and Honors[edit]

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