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