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St. John's looks like postseason team

Updated: October 27, 2006, 5:45 PM ET
QUEENS, N.Y.  Predictions aren't the strong suit of this column, but here is one for the St. John's faithful: The Red Storm should be an NIT team, at the very least.

After watching them scrimmage this week, that's the takeaway -- and that would be a huge step for third-year coach Norm Roberts after compiling a 21-33 mark in his first two seasons.

That doesn't mean the Red Storm can't make the NCAA Tournament or finish higher than the ninth-place finish they were projected for in the Big East preseason poll, but let's file away this nugget that, at the very least, they should be an NIT team.

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