1984–85 St. John's Redmen basketball team

1984–85 St. John's Redmen men's basketball
Big East Tournament Runner Up
Big East Regular Season Champions
Lapchick Memorial Champions
ECAC Holiday Festival Champions
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 3
1984–85 record 31–4 (15–1 Big East)
Head coach Lou Carnesecca
Assistant coaches
Home arena Alumni Hall
Madison Square Garden
Seasons
←  1983–84
1985–86 →
1984–85 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 St. John's 15 1   .938     31 4   .886
#1 Georgetown 14 2   .875     35 3   .921
#15 Syracuse 9 7   .563     22 9   .710
Villanova 9 7   .563     25 10   .714
Pittsburgh 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Boston College 7 9   .438     20 11   .645
Connecticut 6 10   .375     13 15   .464
Providence 3 13   .188     11 20   .355
Seton Hall 1 15   .063     10 18   .357
† 1985 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 1985[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984–85 St. John's Redmen basketball team represented St. John's University during the 1984–85 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was coached by Lou Carnesecca in his seventeenth year at the school. St. John's home games are played at Alumni Hall and Madison Square Garden and the team is a member of the Big East Conference. The team finished 31-4, with three of the four losses coming to Georgetown.

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference Regular Season
11/30/84*
7:00 p.m.
No. 3 Lafayette
Lapchick Tournament Opening Round
W 93–47  1–0
Alumni Hall (6,158)
Queens, NY
12/01/84*
9:00 p.m.
No. 3 St. Bonaventure
Lapchick Tournament Championship
W 58–57  2–0
Alumni Hall 
Queens, NY
12/05/84*
8:00 p.m.
No. 3 Fordham W 47–46  3–0
Alumni Hall 
Queens, NY
12/09/84*
1:30 p.m., USA
No. 3 at Rutgers W 77–61  4–0
Meadowlands Arena 
East Rutherford, NJ
12/12/84*
7:30 p.m.
No. 4 at Davidson W 77–51  5–0
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
12/15/84*
9:00 p.m.
No. 4 at Niagara L 59–62  5–1
Niagara Falls Convention Center 
Niagara Falls, NY
12/22/84*
1:00 p.m., CBS
No. 8 UCLA W 88–69  6–1
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
12/27/84*
7:00 p.m., MSG
No. 5 vs. Old Dominion
ECAC Holiday Festival Semifinal
W 77–66  7–1
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
12/29/84*
2:30 p.m., MSG
No. 5 vs. No. 14 North Carolina State
ECAC Holiday Festival Championship
W 66–56  8–1
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
Big East regular season
01/02/85
8:00 p.m., TCS MetroSports
No. 4 at Connecticut W 57–51  9–1
(1–0)
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
01/05/85
8:00 p.m., TCS MetroSports
No. 4 Seton Hall W 73–57  10–1
(2–0)
Alumni Hall 
Queens, NY
01/07/85
8:00 p.m., ESPN
TCS MetroSports
No. 4 Villanova W 76–71  11–1
(3–0)
Alumni Hall (6,492)
Queens, NY
01/14/85
8:00 p.m., ESPN
TCS MetroSports
No. 3 at Pittsburgh W 87–56  12–1
(4–0)
Fitzgerald Field House 
Pittsburgh, PA
01/19/85
1:30 p.m., CBS
No. 4 at No. 15 Boston College W 66–59  13–1
(5–0)
Boston Garden 
Boston, MA
01/23/85
8:00 p.m., USA
TCS MetroSports
No. 2 No. 11 Syracuse W 82–80 OT 14–1
(6–0)
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
01/26/85
2:00 p.m., CBS
No. 2 at No. 1 Georgetown W 66–65  15–1
(7–0)
Capital Centre (19,035)
Landover, MD
01/30/85
8:00 p.m., USA
TCS MetroSports
No. 1 at Providence W 77–60  16–1
(8–0)
Providence Civic Center 
Providence, RI
02/02/85
12:00 p.m., TCS MetroSports
No. 1 Connecticut W 97–64  17–1
(9–0)
Alumni Hall 
Queens, NY
02/04/85
8:00 p.m., ESPN
TCS MetroSports
No. 1 at Seton Hall W 87–76  18–1
(10–0)
Meadowlands Arena 
East Rutherford, NJ
02/09/85
2:00 p.m., CBS
No. 1 at No. 19 Villanova W 70–68  19–1
(11–0)
Spectrum (18,202)
Philadelphia, PA
02/12/85*
7:30 p.m.
No. 1 at Columbia W 68–49  20–1
Levien Gymnasium 
New York, NY

02/15/85
8:00 p.m., TCS MetroSports
No. 1 Pittsburgh W 84–63  21–1
(12–0)
Alumni Hall 
Queens, NY
02/17/85*
2:00 p.m., NBC
No. 1 DePaul W 93–80  22–1
Alumni Hall 
Queens, NY

02/20/85
8:00 p.m., USA
TCS MetroSports
No. 1 No. 20 Boston College W 71–69  23–1
(13–0)
Alumni Hall 
Queens, NY
02/23/85
1:30 p.m., CBS
No. 1 at No. 7 Syracuse W 88–83  24–1
(14–0)
Carrier Dome 
Syracuse, NY
02/27/85
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 1 No. 2 Georgetown L 69–85  24–2
(14–1)
Madison Square Garden (19,591)
New York, NY
03/02/85
12:00 p.m., TCS MetroSports
No. 1 Providence W 72–53  25–2
(15–1)
Alumni Hall 
Queens, NY
Big East Tournament
03/07/85
7:00 p.m., TCS MetroSports
(1) No. 2 vs. (8) Providence
Big East Tournament Quarterfinal
W 90–62  26–2
Madison Square Garden (19,591)
New York, NY
03/08/85
9:00 p.m., TCS MetroSports
(1) No. 2 vs. (4) Villanova
Big East Tournament Semifinal
W 89–74  27–2
Madison Square Garden (19,591)
New York, NY
03/09/85
8:00 p.m., ESPN
TCS MetroSports
(1) No. 2 vs. (2) No. 1 Georgetown
Big East Tournament Championship
L 80–92  27–3
Madison Square Garden (19,591)
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
03/14/85*
2:07 p.m., ESPN
NCAA Productions
(W1) No. 3 vs. (W16) Southern
NCAA First Round
W 83–59  28–3
Special Events Center 
Salt Lake City, UT
03/16/85*
4:30 p.m., CBS
(W1) No. 3 vs. (W9) Arkansas
NCAA Second Round
W 68–65  29–3
Special Events Center 
Salt Lake City, UT
03/22/85*
10:09 p.m., CBS
(W1) No. 3 vs. (W12) Kentucky
NCAA Regional Semifinal
W 86–70  30–3
McNichols Arena 
Denver, CO
03/24/85*
4:03 p.m., CBS
(W1) No. 3 vs. (W3) No. 16 North Carolina State
NCAA Regional Final
W 69–60  31–3
McNichols Arena 
Denver, CO
03/30/85*
6:12 p.m., CBS
(W1) No. 3 vs. (E1) No. 1 Georgetown
NCAA National Semifinal
L 59–77  31–4
Rupp Arena (23,135)
Lexington, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Eastern Time. E=East Region.

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Rankings

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV=Received votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 7 3 3 4 8 5 4 3 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 3
UPI 3 3 4 8 8 4 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 3

Player statistics

Player G GS MIN FG FGA Pct. FT FTA Pct. REB PF AST TO BLK STL PTS Avg.
St. John's
Opponents

Local Radio

Station Play–by–play Color analyst Studio host
WCBS–AM 880 Spencer Ross

Team players drafted into the NBA

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 7 Chris Mullin Golden State Warriors
1 16 Bill Wennington Dallas Mavericks

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