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St. John's Jamal Branch dives to the basket (Credit: AP)

St. John's Jamal Branch dives to the basket past Saint Joseph's Langston Galloway during s first-round NIT college game in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

NIT first round: St. John's vs. St. Joseph's

St. John's defeated St. Joseph's, 63-61, Tuesday in an NIT first-round matchup in Philadelphia.

St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) shoots the game-winning
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St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) shoots the game-winning basket at the buzzer against Saint Joseph's in a first-round NIT college basketball game in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

Saint Joseph's Langston Galloway (10) fouls St. John's
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Saint Joseph's Langston Galloway (10) fouls St. John's Amir Garrett (22) during a first-round NIT college basketball game in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli talks to his
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Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli talks to his team during a break in play during a first-round NIT college basketball game in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

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St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer celebrates after getting fouled
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St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer celebrates after getting fouled while teammate JaKarr Sampson reaches to help him up during a first-round NIT college basketball game against Saint Joseph's. (March 19, 2013)

St. John's coach Steve Lavin calls out a
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St. John's coach Steve Lavin calls out a play from the bench during a first-round NIT college basketball game against Saint Joseph's on Tuesday in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

Saint Joseph's Carl Jones, right, lands on the
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Saint Joseph's Carl Jones, right, lands on the court after missing a shot, while St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer, left, pulls in the rebound during a first-round NIT college basketball game. (March 19, 2013)

Saint Joseph's Halil Kanacevic blocks a shot from
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Saint Joseph's Halil Kanacevic blocks a shot from St. John's Christian Jones (4) during a first-round NIT college basketball tournament game in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

St. John's Jamal Branch dives to the basket
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St. John's Jamal Branch dives to the basket past Saint Joseph's Langston Galloway during s first-round NIT college game in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

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Saint Joseph's Ronald Roberts Jr., right, defends St.
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Saint Joseph's Ronald Roberts Jr., right, defends St. John's JaKarr Sampson (14) as Roberts takes a shot during the first half of a first-round NIT college basketball game in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

Sainst Joseph's C.J. Alken (1) loses the ball
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Sainst Joseph's C.J. Alken (1) loses the ball as he collides with St. John's Christian Jones (4) during a first-round NIT college basketball game in Philadelphia. (March 19, 2013)

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