The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team is a Division I program for St. John’s University. The team is located in New York City, New York and plays their home games at the Carnesecca Arena and at Madison Square Garden. The Carnesecca Arena has a capacity of 6,008 people and opened in 1961. Madison Square Garden has a capacity of 19,763 people and opened in 1968. The team at this point plays the majority of their non-conference schedule at Carnesecca Arena and their important non-conference games as well as virtually all Big East games at Madison Square Garden. The team plays in the Big East Conference. The team is currently coached by Steve Lavin. In his two years as head coach of the Red Storm, Lavin has led the team to a 34-31 record, as well as a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2011.