2004–05 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team

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2004–05 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball
MSG Holiday Festival Champions
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2004–05 record 9–18 (3–13 Big East)
Head coach Norm Roberts (1st year)
Assistant coach Glenn Braica
Assistant coach Chuck Martin
Assistant coach Fred Quartlebaum
Home arena Carnesecca Arena
Madison Square Garden
Seasons
2004–05 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Boston College 13 3   .813     25 5   .833
#13 Connecticut 13 3   .813     23 8   .742
#19 Villanova 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Pittsburgh 10 6   .625     20 9   .690
Notre Dame 9 7   .563     17 12   .586
Georgetown 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
West Virginia 8 8   .500     24 11   .686
Providence 4 12   .250     14 17   .452
Seton Hall 4 12   .250     12 16   .429
Rutgers 2 14   .125     10 19   .345
St. John's* 3 13   .188     9 18   .333
#11 Syracuse†** 5   .000     12 7   .632
2005 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2005; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2005 Big East Tournament.
**Syracuse had 15 regular season games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Syracuse′s disputed record was 27–7, 11–5.

The 2004–05 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team represented St. John's University during the 2004–05 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was coached by Norm Roberts in his first year at the school replacing interim head coach Kevin Clark. St. John's home games are played at Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden and the team is a member of the Big East Conference.

Off season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Joe McDonald 2 G 5'11" 185 Senior Farmingdale, New York Graduated
Elijah Ingram 12 PG 6'0" 170 Sophomore Jersey City, New Jersey Transferred to New Mexico State
Kyle Cuffe 25 PF 6'9" 236 Senior Bronx, New York Graduated
Curtis Johnson 52 C 7'3" 320 Senior Norfolk, Virginia Graduated

Class of 2004 signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Cedric Jackson
SG
Columbus, NJ Northern Burlington High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars
Eugene Lawrence
PG
Brooklyn, NY Lincoln High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:2/5 stars
Dexter Gray
PF
Mount Vernon, NY Mount Vernon High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 12, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:2/5 stars
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:

Transfer additions[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Rodney Epperson F 6'7" 200 Senior Queens, New York junior college transfer from Midland College (1 yr immediate eligibility)
Ryan Williams G/F 6'5" 225 Junior Queens, New York junior college transfer from Monroe College (2 yrs immediate eligibility)
Jermaine Maybank G 6'4" 180 Junior Bronx, New York junior college transfer from Independence Community College (2 yrs immediate eligibility)

Roster[edit]

2004–05 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Roach, NygelNygel Roach (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Xavier North Bergen, NJ
F 1 Jones, TylerTyler Jones 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Heritage Christian Academy (TX) Denver, CO
F 2 Epperson, RodneyRodney Epperson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Midland College Flushing, NY
G 3 Hill, DaryllDaryll Hill (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS So Milford Academy Bayside, NY
G 4 Lawrence, EugeneEugene Lawrence 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Lincoln Brooklyn, NY
G 5 Mayo, DevinDevin Mayo (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 158 lb (72 kg) So Clinton Christian School Upper Marlboro, MD
G 10 Maybank, JermaineJermaine Maybank Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Independence C.C./Bronx Regional Bronx, NY
G 11 Jackson, CedricCedric Jackson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Northern Burlington McGuire, NJ
F 15 Missere, PhilPhil Missere 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Sr Cornwall Central Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
F 23 Williams, RyanRyan Williams 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Monroe College Queens, NY
F 24 Gray, DexterDexter Gray 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, NY
F 33 Abit, OtojaOtoja Abit (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Archbishop Molloy Woodside, NY
F/C 34 Hamilton, LamontLamont Hamilton (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Bridgton Academy Brooklyn, NY
C 44 Diakite, MohamedMohamed Diakite 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Montrose Christian Rockville, MD
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/14/04*
7:00pm
Concordia W 85–77 
Alumni Hall (2,991)
Queens, NY
Non-Conference Regular Season
11/20/04*
2:00pm, ESPN Radio
Wagner W 79–68  1–0
Alumni Hall (3,592)
Queens, NY
11/23/04*
7:30pm, ESPN Radio
St. Francis (N.Y.) L 53–52  1–1
Alumni Hall (5,149)
Queens, NY
11/27/04*
7:00pm, ESPN Radio
at Niagara L 102–81  1–2
Gallagher Center (2,400)
Niagara, NY
11/30/04*
7:30pm, ESPN Radio
Stony Brook W 66–57  2–2
Alumni Hall (3,585)
Queens, NY
12/04/04*
8:05pm, ESPN Radio
at Illinois State L 77–69  2–3
Redbird Arena (9,044)
Normal, IL
12/08/04*
7:30pm, Radio Disney
Virginia Tech W 75–65  3–3
Alumni Hall (3,419)
Queens, NY
12/11/04*
4:00pm, ESPN Radio
at Hofstra L 78–68  3–4
Hofstra Arena (5,124)
Hempstead, NY
12/19/04*
2:00pm, Radio Disney
Marist W 74–66  4–4
Alumni Hall (3,282)
Queens, NY
12/28/04*
8:30pm, ESPN Radio
vs. Canisius
Dreyfus Holiday Festival Opening Round
W 71–51  5–4
Madison Square Garden (8,731)
New York, NY
12/30/04*
8:30pm, ESPN Radio
vs. No. 17 N.C. State
Dreyfus Holiday Festival Championship
W 63–45  6–4
Madison Square Garden (8,962)
New York, NY
Big East Conference Regular Season
01/05/05
7:30pm, FSNY
No. 6 Syracuse L 79–65  6–5 (0–1)
Madison Square Garden (9,596)
New York, NY
01/08/05
2:00pm, MSG
at No. 21 West Virginia L 64–60  6–6 (0–2)
WVU Coliseum (9,536)
Morgantown, WV
01/15/05
2:00pm, Metro
at Notre Dame L 67–66  6–7 (0–3)
Joyce Convocation Center (11,418)
Notre Dame, IN
01/18/05
7:30pm, MSG
No. 21 Pittsburgh W 65–62  7–7 (1–3)
Madison Square Garden (5,084)
New York, NY
01/22/05
7:30pm, MSG
No. 9 Boston College L 79–73  7–8 (1–4)
Carnesecca Arena (4,679)
Queens, NY
01/25/05
7:30pm, Metro
at Georgetown L 66–57  7–9 (1–5)
MCI Center (7,864)
Washington, D.C.
01/29/05
2:00pm, MSG
Seton Hall L 62–55  7–10 (1–6)
Madison Square Garden (6,665)
New York, NY
02/02/05
7:00pm, MSG
Rutgers W 53–52  8–10 (2–6)
Madison Square Garden (5,775)
New York, NY
02/05/05
12:00pm, MSG
at No. 23 Connecticut L 68–46  8–11 (2–7)
Hartford Civic Center (10,167)
Storrs, CT
02/08/05
7:00pm, Metro
at No. 18 Pittsburgh L 55–44  8–12 (2–8)
Petersen Events Center (11,034)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/12/05
7:30pm, MSG
at Seton Hall L 57–55  8–13 (2–9)
Izod Center (9,293)
East Rutherford, NJ
02/16/05
7:30pm, FSNY
West Virginia L 67–66  8–14 (2–10)
Carnesecca Arena (3,943)
Queens, NY
02/20/05
2:00pm, ESPN Radio
Georgetown W 76–67  9–14 (3–10)
Madison Square Garden (7,464)
New York, NY
02/23/05
7:00pm, MSG
at No. 15 Syracuse L 83–69  9–15 (3–11)
Carrier Dome (23,579)
Syracuse, NY
02/26/05
1:00pm, ABC
No. 7 Duke L 58–47  9–16 (3–11)
Madison Square Garden (16,290)
New York, NY
03/01/05
7:30pm, MSG
at Providence L 86–75  9–17 (3–12)
Dunkin Donuts Center (8,792)
Providence, RI
03/05/05
2:00pm, MSG
No. 19 Villanova L 70–68  9–18 (3–13)
Madison Square Garden (8,894)
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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