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NCAA tournament preview: USC vs. St. John's
NCAA tournament preview: USC vs. St. John's

No. 9 USC (22-12) vs. No. 8 St. John's (22-10) Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn. How they got here: USC won four games in four days — including a victory over Stanford — to win the Pac-12 Conference tournament. St. John's reached the Big East tournament title game before losing to DePaul. Last 10 games: USC 7-3, St. John's 5-5. USC lineup: Starters — F Cassie Harberts (15.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg), G Ariya Crook (15.8 ppg, 2.3 apg), F Alexyz Vaioletama (15.8 ppg), G Brianna Barrett (6.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg), G Kiki Alofaituli 4.6 ppg). Top reserves — G Jordan Adams (2.7 ppg. 3.3 rpg), G Desiree Bradley (5.3 ppg), G Courtney Jaco (3.8 ppg), F...