NEW YORK -- Nine days ago, St. John's set the college basketball world abuzz with a 61-58 win over then-No. 13 Georgetown at Madison Square Garden.
Nine days later, the Johnnies have come hurtling back to earth, after a 76-59 drubbing by No. 4 Syracuse.
"We kept it short and sweet tonight in the locker room," St. John's coach Steve Lavin said. "A game like this, when you've been thoroughly dominated, it's better to step away and then meet as a team tomorrow.