Brittany Hrynko scored 25 points to help DePaul beat St. John's 84-75 in overtime on Friday in front of the first sellout crowd in Red Storm women's basketball history.
DePaul (13-5, 5-1 Big East) scored the first seven points of the extra session to take an 80-73 lead and St. John's (13-5, 4-2) couldn't recover. This game was a rematch of last season's Big East tournament championship game, which the Blue Demons won.
St. John's had a chance to win in regulation, but couldn't hold on to a late lead. The Red Storm led 71-68 when Aaliyah Handford made one of two free throws with just over a minute left.
After a 3-pointer by Hrynko cut it to one, the teams traded free throw attempts. Danaejah Grant only hit one of two and then Brooke Schulte hit both hers with 17 seconds remaining to tie the game.
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