After St, John's defeated then-No. 13 Villanova on Feb. 17, the only question regarding the Red Storm's NCAA Tournament future was what seed they would get.
But after going 1-4 to close out the regular season with two losses to Xavier and one apiece to DePaul and Providence and then getting destroyed by Marquette in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals, the Johnnies are squarely on the tournament bubble heading into Selection Sunday and have to wait anxiously until early Sunday evening to see if they're going dancing.
If Bracketologists are to be believed, then it looks like the Johnnies will sneak into the field of 68. As of Saturday night, ESPN's Joe Lunardi and CBS Sports' Jerry Palm both had St. John's among their "last four in." That would mean the Red Storm would get in, but would have to play in one of the First Four play-in games in Dayton, Ohio.
St. John's started the season a perfect 12-0 in non-conference play, including a win over VCU. They had a mercurial run through Big East play but it did include two wins over ranked Marquette teams, two wins over Creighton, the Villanova victory and a win against Seton Hall, which is safely in the tournament.
The Johnnies will soon find out if that's enough to get them into the Big Dance.