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Dayton women outlast St. John’s in 2 OTs

NEW YORK– Andrea Hoover scored a career-high 24 points and seventh-seeded Dayton outlasted No. 10 St. John’s 96-90 in a double overtime thriller Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA women’s tournament.

The Flyers (28-2) will face Kentucky in the second round Tuesday night.

Brittany Wilson hit a three-pointer and Kelley Austria had a three-point play to make it 90-86 with 2:11 left in the second extra period. After St. John’s failed to score, Olivia Applewhite added a basket with 47 seconds left to seal the win.

The Red Storm (18-13) trailed by 13 with 5:30 left in regulation before rallying. Nadirah McKenith hit a layup with one-tenth of a second left in regulation to force OT. Dayton’s Amber Deane tied it with 15 seconds left in OT to force a second one

McKenith led her team with 22 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds before fouling out.

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