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Bria Hartley of UConn dribbles the ball behind (Credit: David Pokress)

Bria Hartley of UConn dribbles the ball behind her back as she goes around Nadirah McKenith of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

No. 3 UConn 71, St. John's 65

The St. John's women's basketball team could not hold a late lead against North Babylon native Bria Hartley and No. 3 UConn in a 71-65 loss at Carnesecca Arena.

Breanna Stewart of UConn is closely defended by
(Credit: David Pokress)

Breanna Stewart of UConn is closely defended by Shenneika Smith of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Shenneika Smith of St. John's passes the ball
(Credit: David Pokress)

Shenneika Smith of St. John's passes the ball over Morgan Tuck of UConn. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Bria Hartley of UConn controls the ball against
(Credit: David Pokress)

Bria Hartley of UConn controls the ball against St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

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Bria Hartley of UConn dribbles the ball behind
(Credit: David Pokress)

Bria Hartley of UConn dribbles the ball behind her back as she goes around Nadirah McKenith of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Bria Hartley of UConn comes to the bench
(Credit: David Pokress)

Bria Hartley of UConn comes to the bench during a timeout against St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

UConn coach Geno Auriemma protests a foul call
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UConn coach Geno Auriemma protests a foul call against his team. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Breanna Stewart of UConn defends against Briana Brown
(Credit: David Pokress)

Breanna Stewart of UConn defends against Briana Brown of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

UConn coach Geno Auriemma calls out to his
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UConn coach Geno Auriemma calls out to his team against St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

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Amber Thompson of St. John's is closely defended
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Amber Thompson of St. John's is closely defended by UConn's Kelly Faris. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn splits St. John's defenders
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Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn splits St. John's defenders Nadirah McKenith and Amber Thompson as she drives to the basket. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Morgan Tuck of UConn drives to the basket
(Credit: David Pokress)

Morgan Tuck of UConn drives to the basket against Shenneika Smith of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Kelly Faris of UConn drives to the basket
(Credit: David Pokress)

Kelly Faris of UConn drives to the basket against Shenneika Smith of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Bria Hartley of UConn defends against St. John's.
(Credit: David Pokress)

Bria Hartley of UConn defends against St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

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Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn passes the ball while
(Credit: David Pokress)

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn passes the ball while double-teamed by St. John's players Nadirah McKenith (5) and Amber Thompson. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Breanna Stewart of UConn shoots under the basket
(Credit: David Pokress)

Breanna Stewart of UConn shoots under the basket as Briana Brown of St. John's defends. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn goes up for a
(Credit: David Pokress)

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn goes up for a layup against Amber Thompson of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Kiah Stokes of UConn defends Briana Brown of
(Credit: David Pokress)

Kiah Stokes of UConn defends Briana Brown of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Kiah Stokes of UConn drives to the basket
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Kiah Stokes of UConn drives to the basket and is fouled by Mary Nwachukwu of St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

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Bria Hartley of UConn scrambles to get to
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Bria Hartley of UConn scrambles to get to the loose ball against St. John's. (Feb. 2, 2013)

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