D. J. Kennedy made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left and St. John's held on to win 69-68 Sunday night for its first Big East road win of the season.
It was the second straight win for St. John's (14-10, 4-8) after five straight losses. The Fighting Irish (17-9, 6-7) couldn't win without Luke Harangody, who was out with a deep bone bruise to his right knee. Notre Dame's Tory Jackson missed a pair of 3-pointers in the closing seconds.
Tim Abromaitis led the Irish with 24 points. His 3-pointer with 90 seconds left put the Irish ahead 66-64.
Dwight Hardy, who led the Red Storm with 16, made a 3 with 57 seconds left to give St. John's a 67-66 lead. But Tyrone Nash, who had a career-high 16, made two free throws with 38 seconds left to put Notre Dame back in front.