Aug. 8, 2011
QUEENS, N.Y. - St. John's men's basketball student season tickets for the 2011-12 season are now on sale!
For just $99, St. John's students can reserve the full season ticket package, which includes all regular season home games at Carnesecca Arena and the newly-renovated Madison Square Garden. As a season ticket holder, St. John's students will secure priority for end-court student section seating at both venues and will receive a STJ Basketball t-shirt at the 2011-12 season-opener. Additionally, student season ticket holders will be eligible for the BIG EAST Championship Tournament ticket lottery at the end of the season.
Don't miss out on an exciting 2011-12 home schedule, highlighted by games against BIG EAST rivals Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia, and Pac-12 foe, UCLA. By attending St. John's basketball games, students can also earn MVP Rewards Points that can be used toward great prizes like Red Storm apparel, gift cards, and more. For more information, visit: www.stjohns.edu/mvprewards.
For more information, visit RedStormTix.com or call the St. John's University Ticket Office at 1-888-GO-STORM. Non-student fans can visit the new RedStormTix.com to make a deposit or request 2011-12 season ticket information, which will be available this month. All fans can join the Red White Club by visiting RedStormSports.com and clicking on the link to "Giving" to visit the all-new Red White website.
The 2011-12 St. John's squad will feature the consensus No. 3 recruiting class in the nation, but will be the youngest in 104 years on the STJ hardwood and will rank among the youngest in NCAA Division I history. With one returning scholarship letterwinner in junior Malik Stith, the Red Storm will feature at least nine newcomers, a group comprised of seven freshmen, one sophomore and one junior. STJ will look to its highly-rated 2011-12 recruiting class - featuring six recruits ranked in the Top 100 in the nation - to assist in replacing 96.3 percent of its scoring and 97.8 percent of its rebounding in the coming season.
The first year of The Steve Lavin Era included a 21-12 overall record in 2010-11, marking St. John's most wins since the 2002-03 season, with six Top 25 victories and four over Top 10 opponents. The USBWA District II Coach of the Year, Lavin transformed a team that finished in 13th place in the BIG EAST Conference last season at 6-12 to a squad that tied for third this year at 12-6 - only twice before has a jump of such magnitude occurred in BIG EAST Conference history. The Red Storm finished its season ranked 18th in the Associated Press Top 25, marking the first time it qualified for the postseason as a ranked team since 2000-01. The Red Storm, which posted a 7-1 record in eight regular-season games at Madison Square Garden (capacity: 19,353) and a 5-2 record on campus at Carnesecca Arena (capacity: 5,602) saw its home attendance climb by 38.1 percent, marking the fourth-largest increase in NCAA Division I men's basketball.