No. 20 St. John's women keep rolling, beat WVU

DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Published:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nadirah McKenith matched her career-high with 26 points to help No. 20 St. John's keep rolling with a 63-54 victory over West Virginia on Tuesday night.

The Red Storm (19-8, 11-3 Big East) have won 12 of their last 14 games, including the thrilling 57-56 victory over then-No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday that vaulted them back into the Top 25 on Monday.

Trailing 37-25 with 15 minutes left, West Virginia went on a 14-4 run over the next 5 minutes to close within 41-39. Ayana Dunning had six points during the burst. But that's as close as the Mountaineers got, as St. John's scored the next nine points, including the first five by McKenith to put the game out of reach.