Lavin every minute of it at the Garden

Pitt paid the price after St. John's coach implored his players to enjoy the moment

Updated: February 22, 2011, 7:20 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In the final, frantic minutes at Madison Square Garden, with 14,514 fans standing and cheering and forgetting -- for the moment -- all about Carmelo Anthony, Steve Lavin was not coaching basketball as much as he was managing the human condition.

Pittsburgh and St. John's had been playing a game Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler would have loved, and it appeared the Red Storm would end up buried in a pile of fourth-and-1 dust.

The Panthers were 24-2 after all, ...

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