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
St. John's Red Storm logo.svg
Great Alaska Shootout Champions
MSG Holiday Festival Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 19
AP No. 18
2010–11 record 21–12 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Steve Lavin (1st year)
Assistant coach Mike Dunlap
Assistant coach Tony Chiles
Assistant coach Rico Hines
Home arena Carnesecca Arena
Madison Square Garden
Seasons
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]
*Syracuse:: 7 wins vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(27–8)(10–6); 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 St. 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 to 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:3/5 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 Previous school Hometown
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 (W) 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 (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Rolling Hills Prep Carson, CA
G 42 Clark, KevinKevin Clark (W) 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 6*
7:00pm
Westmont W 100–42 
Carnesecca Arena 
Queens, NY
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 16*
2:00am, ESPN
at Saint Mary's L 71–76  0–1
McKeon Pavilion (3,500[13])
Moraga, CA
November 17*
8:00pm
Columbia W 79–66  1–1
Carnesecca Arena (4,657[13])
Queens, NY
November 25*
1:45am, MSG Plus
vs. Ball State
Great Alaska Shootout quarterfinals
W 78–73 OT 2–1
Sullivan Arena (4,632[13])
Anchorage, AK
November 26*
9:30pm, MSG Plus
vs. Drake
Great Alaska Shootout semifinals
W 82–39  3–1
Sullivan Arena (4,976[13])
Anchorage, AK
November 28*
12:00am, MSG Plus
vs. Arizona State
Great Alaska Shootout finals
W 67–58  4–1
Sullivan Arena (5,662[13])
Anchorage, AK
December 1*
7:00pm
Wagner W 69–61  5–1
Carnesecca Arena (4,008[13])
Queens, NY
December 7*
7:00pm, SNY
St. Bonaventure L 66–67  5–2
Carnesecca Arena (4,408[13])
Queens, NY
December 11*
7:00pm, YES Network
at Fordham L 81–84  5–3
Rose Hill Gym (3,200[13])
Bronx, NY
December 20*
9:30pm, MSG
Davidson
Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival
W 62–57  6–3
Madison Square Garden (6,596[13])
New York, NY
December 21*
9:30pm, MSG
Northwestern
Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival
W 85–69  7–3
Madison Square Garden (5,583[13])
New York, NY
Big East Conference Regular Season
December 29
7:00pm, SNY
at West Virginia W 81–71  8–3 (1–0)
WVU Coliseum (11,138[13])
Morgantown, WV
January 1
7:00pm, SNY
at Providence W 67–65  9–3 (2–0)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (8,157[13])
Providence, RI
January 3
7:00pm, ESPN2
No. 13 Georgetown W 61–58  10–3 (3–0)
Madison Square Garden (8,897[13])
New York, NY
January 8
8:00pm, ESPNU
at No. 15 Notre Dame L 61–76  10–4 (3–1)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,032[13])
Notre Dame, IN
January 12
7:00pm, ESPNU
No. 4 Syracuse L 59–76  10–5 (3–2)
Madison Square Garden (14,440[13])
New York, NY
January 16
12:00pm, ESPNU
No. 11 Notre Dame W 72–54  11–5 (4–2)
Madison Square Garden (8,550[13])
New York, NY
January 19
7:00pm, SNY
at No. 15 Louisville L 63–88  11–6 (4–3)
KFC Yum! Center (21,638[13])
Louisville, KY
January 22
4:00pm, SNY
Cincinnati L 51–53  11–7 (4–4)
Carnesecca Arena (5,602[13])
Queens, NY
January 26
7:00pm, SNY
at No. 20 Georgetown L 52–77  11–8 (4–5)
Verizon Center (7,160[13])
Washington, D.C.
January 30*
1:00pm, CBS
No. 3 Duke W 93–78  12–8 (4–5)
Madison Square Garden (19,353[13])
New York, NY
February 2
9:00pm, SNY
Rutgers W 58–56  13–8 (5–5)
Carnesecca Arena (5,002[13])
Queens, NY
February 5*
1:00pm, CBS
at UCLA L 59–66  13–9 (5–5)
Pauley Pavilion (8,592[13])
Los Angeles, CA
February 10
7:00pm, ESPN
No. 9 Connecticut W 89–72  14–9 (6–5)
Madison Square Garden (13,652[13])
New York, NY
February 5
2:00pm, MSG
at Cincinnati W 59–57  15–9 (7–5)
Fifth Third Arena (7,374[13])
Cincinnati, OH
February 15
9:00pm, ESPNU
at Marquette W 80–68  16–9 (8–5)
Bradley Center (17,270[13])
Milwaukee, WI
February 19
12:00pm, ESPN
No. 4 Pittsburgh W 60–59  17–9 (9–5)
Madison Square Garden (14,514[13])
New York, NY
February 23
7:00pm, MSG Plus
No. 23 DePaul W 76–51  18–9 (10–5)
Carnesecca Arena (5,602[13])
Queens, NY
February 26
2:00pm, ESPN
No. 23 at No. 15 Villanova W 81–68  19–9 (11–5)
Wells Fargo Center (16,042[13])
Philadelphia, PA
March 3
7:00pm, ESPN2
No. 15 at Seton Hall L 70–84  19–10 (11–6)
Prudential Center (9,470[13])
Newark, NJ
March 5
8:00pm, MSG
No. 15 South Florida W 72–56  20–10 (12–6)
Carnesecca Arena (5,602[13])
Queens, NY
Big East Tournament
March 9
2:00pm, ESPN
No. 17 vs. Rutgers
Second Round
W 65–63  21–10
Madison Square Garden (19,375[13])
New York, NY
March 10
2:00pm, ESPN
No. 17 vs. No. 13 Syracuse
Quarterfinals
L 73–79  21–11
Madison Square Garden (19,375[13])
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 17*
9:45pm, CBS
No. (6) vs. (11) Gonzaga
Second Round
L 71–86  21–12
Pepsi Center (19,216[13])
Denver, CO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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