DENVER — When you have worked as hard as this St. John's team has to restore the pride, regain the glory and lay the foundation, the ending is brutal.
Especially when it comes too sudden and is too sad.
There was not a dry eye in the St. John's locker room in the Pepsi Center after a crushing 86-71 loss to Gonzaga last night in a NCAA Tournament Southeast Region second-round game.
"We won't get another chance, the seniors won't get another chance to play in this atmosphere again," senior Dwight Hardy of The Bronx said. "I mean, we're crying right now. But on the other side, we can always look back and say that we had a chance to do something special our senior year, and we made it to the NCAA Tournament."