No. 18 St. John’s 68, No. 20 Louisville 61
Shenneika Smith scored 24 points and No. 18 St. John’s beat No.
20 Louisville 68-61 in overtime Sunday in the quarterfinals of the
Big East tournament.
Nadirah McKenith added 15 points for the Red Storm (22-8), which
held Louisville to two free throws and a late 3-pointer by Shoni
Schimmel in the extra period.
Schimmel had 11 of her 16 points in the first half for
Louisville (22-9), and Antonita Slaughter also scored 16 for the
St. John’s led as many as nine in the second half, before
Louisville rallied to send the game to overtime tied at 56.
The second-seeded Red Storm will face Connecticut in the
semifinals. UConn beat Rutgers 49-34.
St. John’s has won nine straight and ended UConn’s 99-game home
winning streak on Feb. 18.