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St. John's guard Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) passes around Cincinnati forwards Cheikh Mbodj (13) and Justin Jackson (5). (Jan. 5, 2013)

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St. John's upset No. 14 Cincinnati in Big East play Saturday at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin reacts to a play
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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin reacts to a play in the second half of a game against St. John's. (Jan. 5, 2013)

St. John's guard Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) passes around
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St. John's guard Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) passes around Cincinnati forwards Cheikh Mbodj (13) and Justin Jackson (5). (Jan. 5, 2013)

St. John's coach Steve Lavin talks with forward
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St. John's coach Steve Lavin talks with forward Jakarr Sampson (14) and guard D'Angelo Harrison (11). (Jan. 5, 2013)

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St. John's forward Chris Obekpa (12) pulls a
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St. John's forward Chris Obekpa (12) pulls a rebound away from Cincinnati forward Justin Jackson (5). (Jan. 5, 2013)

St. John's forward Chris Obekpa (12) blocks a
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St. John's forward Chris Obekpa (12) blocks a shot by Cincinnati center David Nyarsuk. (Jan. 5, 2013)

Cincinnati guard Cashmere Wright (1) is fouled while
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Cincinnati guard Cashmere Wright (1) is fouled while driving against St. John's forward Chris Obekpa (12). (Jan. 5, 2013)

Cincinnati center Cheikh Mbodj (13) shoots against St.
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Cincinnati center Cheikh Mbodj (13) shoots against St. John's forward Jakarr Sampson (14) and forward Chris Obekpa (12). (Jan. 5, 2013)

Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick, right, shoots against St.
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Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick, right, shoots against St. John's forward Chris Obekpa. (Jan. 5, 2013)

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St. John's guard D'Angelo Harrison (11) falls over
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St. John's guard D'Angelo Harrison (11) falls over Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick (23). (Jan. 5, 2013)

Cincinnati forward Justin Jackson (5) shoots against St.
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Cincinnati forward Justin Jackson (5) shoots against St. John's forward Chris Obekpa. (Jan. 5, 2013)

St. John's forward Jakarr Sampson (14) drives against
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St. John's forward Jakarr Sampson (14) drives against Cincinnati forward Titus Rubles. (Jan. 5, 2013)

Cincinnati guard Cashmere Wright (1) falls on St.
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Cincinnati guard Cashmere Wright (1) falls on St. John's guard D'Angelo Harrison. (Jan. 5, 2013)

St. John's guard Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) passes around
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St. John's guard Sir'Dominic Pointer (15) passes around Cincinnati forwards Cheikh Mbodj (13) and Justin Jackson (5). (Jan. 5, 2013)

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St. John's guard D'Angelo Harrison releases the game-winning
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St. John's guard D'Angelo Harrison releases the game-winning shot over Cincinnati forward Titus Rubles. (Jan. 5, 2013)

Cincinnati forward Titus Rubles (2) pulls a rebound
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Cincinnati forward Titus Rubles (2) pulls a rebound away from St. John's guard Phil Greene IV. (Jan. 5, 2013)

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