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Last-second hoop lifts St. John's over Purdue in women's First 4

Field Level Media
17 Mar 2023, 11:40 GMT+10

Jayla Everett sank a tiebreaking driving layup with 0.3 seconds left to give St. John's a 66-64 win over Purdue on Thursday in a women's NCAA Tournament First Four game at Columbus, Ohio.

The Boilermakers could not get off a shot in the remaining time.

Everett finished with a team-high 20 points for the Red Storm (23-8), who will progress as a No. 11 seed to oppose No. 6 seed North Carolina on Saturday in Columbus.

Unique Drake sank four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for St. John's, which led by 15 points in the third quarter. Purdue pulled even with 3:10 left in the fourth on a layup by Lasha Petree, capping a 14-2 run to start the final period.

Petree scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Caitlyn Harper had 14 points for the Boilermakers (19-11).

--Field Level Media

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