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Creighton guard Carli Tritz, left, walks off the court past St. John's guards Nadirah McKenith (5) and Shenneika Smith (35) after St. John's defeated Creighton 69-67 in an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game. (March 18, 2012)

St. John's 69, Creighton 67

Nadirah McKenith scored on a coast-to-coast layup with 0.1 seconds left, lifting third-seeded St. John's to a dramatic 69-67 victory over Creighton in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament.

Creighton coach Jim Flanery shouts to his team
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Creighton coach Jim Flanery shouts to his team in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game against St. John's. (March 18, 2012)

Creighton guard Ally Jensen (12) reacts to scoring
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Creighton guard Ally Jensen (12) reacts to scoring a basket in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game against St. John's. (March 18, 2012)

St. John's guard Eugeneia McPherson (22) shoots in
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St. John's guard Eugeneia McPherson (22) shoots in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game against Creighton. (March 18, 2012)

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Creighton forward DaNae Moore (2) shoots in front
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Creighton forward DaNae Moore (2) shoots in front of St. John's forward Amber Thompson (2) in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game. (March 18, 2012)

Creighton center Alyssa Kamphaus (55) drives to the
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Creighton center Alyssa Kamphaus (55) drives to the basket around St. John's forward Da'Shena Stevens (3) during an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game. (March 18, 2012)

St. John's guard Eugeneia McPherson, left, Creighton guard
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St. John's guard Eugeneia McPherson, left, Creighton guard Jasmin Corbin, center, and St. John's guard Nadirah McKenith scramble for the ball in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game. (March 18, 2012)

St. John's guard Nadirah McKenith (5) grabs a
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St. John's guard Nadirah McKenith (5) grabs a rebound in front of teammate Da'Shena Stevens, right, and Creighton's Sarah Nelson (42) and Ally Jensen (12) in the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game. (March 18, 2012)

St. John's forward Da'Shena Stevens (3) shoots between
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St. John's forward Da'Shena Stevens (3) shoots between Creighton forward DaNae Moore, left, and guard Carli Tritz (21) in the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game. (March 18, 2012)

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St. John's guard Nadirah McKenith, center, puts up
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St. John's guard Nadirah McKenith, center, puts up the game winning shot between Creighton forwards DaNae Moore (2) and Sarah Nelson (42) in the second half of an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game. (March 18, 2012)

St. John's guard Eugeneia McPherson celebrates in front
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St. John's guard Eugeneia McPherson celebrates in front of Creighton forward DaNae Moore (2) and forward Sarah Nelson (42) after St. John's Nadirah McKenith sank the game-winning shot. (March 18, 2012)

Creighton guard Carli Tritz, left, walks off the
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Creighton guard Carli Tritz, left, walks off the court past St. John's guards Nadirah McKenith (5) and Shenneika Smith (35) after St. John's defeated Creighton 69-67 in an NCAA tournament first-round women's college basketball game. (March 18, 2012)

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