After losing a hard-fought 73-71 decision in the first round of the NIT Wednesday night in Memphis, St. John's remained there overnight. The Red Storm was scheduled to fly home to New York this afternoon, so no formal deliberations on the future of coach Norm Roberts were expected to take place today.

The review process, which will be directed by athletic director Chris Monasch and overseen by university president Rev. Donald Harrington, likely will begin on Friday. If St. John's is going to make a change, it will have to move quickly because of competition for top candidates from fellow Big East member Seton Hall and from Fordham of the Altantic 10.