Early slumbers yield dream night at MSG

Losses to A-10 bottom-feeders set groundwork for St. John's upset over Georgetown

Updated: January 5, 2011, 3:40 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Madison Square Garden played host to a special moment on Monday night, but its primary architect could not fully enjoy it.

After seven lead changes in the final six minutes, St. John's trailed No. 13 Georgetown 59-58 with 23 seconds left. Following a timeout, Dwight Hardy had the ball, and the game, in his hands a few feet beyond the top of the key.

The 8,897 fans in attendance were on their feet, buzzing. And after drawing up an isolation play for Hardy, Steve Lavin could ...

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