STANFORD, Calif. (KCBD - AP) - Nadirah McKenith scored 14 points, Eugeneia McPherson had 10 and St. John's beat Texas Tech 55-50 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.
Centhya Hart added six points and nine rebounds for the ninth-seeded Red Storm (22-10), who held the Lady Raiders to only one basket for more than eight minutes in the second half. Texas Tech went 4 for 22 to start the final half.
Casey Morris scored 10 points and Kierra Mallard had nine points and 10 rebounds in a disappointing early exit for Texas Tech (22-11). The Lady Raiders' 20 points in the second half was their lowest scoring half all season. Their previous low was 21 points.
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