St. John’s started off the season with an 8-4 record before it even started Big East play. This included losses against San Francisco and UNC-Asheville. Teams in the Big East are not supposed to lose to mid-majors like that.
The Red Storm did not get off to the best start in conference play either, losing to Villanova in the very first game. However, things looked like they would turn around for this team when it beat No. 8 Cincinnati at the time. However, that was a big win at the time, against a team that may not even make the NCAA tournament.
There are positives on the season, though, like victories against Notre Dame and Connecticut. Even with those wins, the Red Storm could not put together a solid Big East season.
With one game left on the season, St. John’s is 16-13 overall and 8-9 in conference play. This team will clearly have to win the Big East tournament to make the tournament field, but that will most likely not happen, especially with six teams being ranked in the top 25 right now in the conference.
The brawl against the Fighting Irish pretty much summed up St. John’s season, which can be explained in one word: disappointing. The Red Storm will lace up the shoes one last time when they play Marquette at home, but the game will likely end in a loss, which will result in a four-game losing streak to end the regular season.