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Top 25: St. John's 53, No. 14 Cincinnati 52
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Cincinnati • JaKarr Sampson scored 16 points and D'Angelo Harrison added 15 to help St. John's beat No. 14 Cincinnati 53-52 on Saturday, yet another close game between the teams.

Cashmere Wright hit two 3-pointers during an 8-0 run that pulled Cincinnati within one with 2 minutes, 32 seconds left in the game. Wright's layup with 53 seconds to play gave the Bearcats a 52-51 lead.

Harrison, who was coming off a career-high 36 points in a loss to Villanova this week, hit a jumper with 29 seconds left to regain the lead for St. John's.

Cincinnati's Titus Rubles, who finished with 14 points, squared up with 6 seconds left but missed the jumper. St. John's pulled down the rebound, which forced Cincinnati to foul with 3 seconds left.

Entering Saturday's game, four of the past five games in the series had been decided by exactly two points. —

Top 25 basketball • Cincinnati missed a shot in the closing seconds.
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