NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- 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.
After Carli Tritz hit two free throws to tie it with 5.4 seconds left, McKenith took an inbounds pass and zoomed up the left sideline and into the lane before lofting a high-arcing shot that splashed in for the game-winner.
McKenith finished with 21 points and Da'Shena Stevens scored 12 for the Red Storm (23-9), who narrowly avoided becoming the first No. 3 seed ever to lose in the tournament's opening round.
Ally Jensen scored 15 points and Tritz had 14 for 14th-seeded Creighton (20-13), the Missouri Valley Conference champion.