SJU runs into one declining moment

Red Storm fought valiantly afterward, but D.J. Kennedy's torn ACL is a cruel blow

Updated: March 11, 2011, 4:01 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In an instant, everything changed.

It's the moment you dread most in sports -- whether you're a player, a coach, a journalist or a fan. A player is on the ground, and he cannot get up.

It happened at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon, less than six minutes into a Big East quarterfinal. St. John's forward D.J. Kennedy drove to the basket, got his right leg twisted in a tangle of bodies in the lane and crumpled to the ground.

Kennedy knew ...

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