2006_02shamilton.jpgWith a victory over Seton Hall in their final regular season game at Madison Square Garden, the St. John's Red Storm can still entertain thoughts of returning there for the Big East tournament. Their 58-47 win Tuesday makes it a possibiliy they can earn one of the berths given to the top 12 teams in the 16-team conference. St. John's finishes with Villanova on the road (a likely loss) and Rutgers at home.

For St. John's, Gothamist feels the season will be a bit of a waste if they can't finish in the top 12 teams in the league. The Big East is the country's deepest and most talented conference, but St. John's needs to do better than the 25th percentile. They haven't made the tournament since 2003, with various circumstances surrounding the team's offcourt problems under Mike Jarvis contributing. To muddle through this season with no reward would be the program spinning its wheels, and head coach Norm Roberts doesn't want to see that.

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