I think we can put the debate to bed. St. John's is getting into the NCAA Tournament. But they did need a bad non-call to beat Pitt Saturday.
Dwight Hardy, is clearly out of bounds before the game-winning shot, but that won't matter on March 13. They have beaten both Duke and Pitt. They have a winninng record in the best conference in the country.
ESPN reports: "St. John's improves to 17-9 overall, and 9-5 in the Big East. The Red Storm beat a top-5 team for the second time this season, and now have five wins over top-25 teams. And on Monday, St. John's will be ranked in the top 25 in the nation for the first time since Nov. 28, 2000."
Think about that for a second. In 2000, St. John's had Ron Artest and Mike Jarvis was the Head Coach.