St. John’s captured a 14-point victory over Dartmouth at Carnesecca Arena on Saturday, but the Red Storm are still 10-8 and winless during Big East play. The entire season has been characterized by new starting lineups and trying to fit together mismatched pieces.

Prior to the season the Red Storm were considered potentially the “most-talented team in the Big East.” While that article links to Jeff Borzello’s CBS article from November, he certainly wasn’t the only one saying it. Five starters returned from the previous season and St. John’s seemed to have the pieces to be a competitive team in the new Big East. Things haven’t worked out quite that way. Now 0-5 in conference play, Steve Lavin is facing questions about how to get the most out of his lineups.

The problem is that St. John’s can’t seem to find a lineup that works with its 10 rotation players on the court. Sure, there have been new starting lineups galore (almost half the games this season have featured a new five), but it doesn’t really matter. It’s about finding a group that can give a coach consistent minutes. That’s not happening. This season Ken Pomeroy is tracking the most used lineups during a team’s past five games. Here’s the percentage of time that the top lineup has played together for each of the 10 Big East teams.