My sophomore year at Gannon, we won the East Regional and advanced to Springfield for the Elite 8. We lost to Morehouse in the quarterfinals, 75-69, and 20 years later I can still vividly recall the emotional devastation in our locker room. Nobody said a word. Everyone was in tears to some degree. Me, I was sobbing.
I can only imagine what the Gannon locker room is like right now -- losing their perfect season in overtime of the Final Four after owning an 18-point second half lead. Plus, most of this team has been together 4 or 5 years, and Coach Wright knew some of them even before that when he was recruiting them in high school. Nothing will console them tonight, tomorrow, or maybe even the next few days. In time they'll appreciate everything they accomplished -- making the Final Four is awesome and a 37-1 record is stupendous -- but tonight the tears won't stop flowing.