Dayton needed two overtimes to finally stop St. John's.
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 3-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 it.
The Red Storm (18-13) trailed by 13 with 5:30 left in regulation before rallying. Nadirah McKenith, who led her team with 22 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds before fouling out, 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. Aliyyah Handford had one final chance for the win in the overtime, but her floater in the lane fell har...