NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Once one of the more powerful programs in the nation, St. John’s has not won an NCAA Tournament game in 15 years.
In fact, the Red Storm have only made the tournament three times this century, with their last significant showing coming in 1998-99 when they advanced to the Elite Eight under then-head coach Mike Jarvis.
To say the program has been trying to find itself ever since is an understatement.
This season has been an emotional roller coaster for St. John’s (21-11), with the lows keeping the highs in check. Yet, somehow the Red Storm find themselves back in the tournament for the first time since 2010-11, Steve Lavin’s first as head coach, as the No. 9 seed in the South Region.