Kennedy may give SJU a pregame pep talk

DENVER -- St. John's forward D.J. Kennedy, who tore the ACL in his right knee in the Big East tournament and will not be able to play in the NCAA tournament, said on Wednesday that he may address his teammates prior to their first-round game against Gonzaga on Thursday night.

"I don't have anything planned yet, but I'll probably say a few words," Kennedy said. "I'll just see what comes to mind at the time."

Kennedy continues to look like he's handling this devastating blow about as well as anybody could. He was even joking around with his teammates in the locker room before Wednesday afternoon's open practice, teasing Sean Evans for getting so much TV camera time.