OMAHA, Neb. -- Marcus Foster scored 25 points with five 3-pointers, Martin Krampelj added 14 points with 11 rebounds, and Creighton rallied to beat St. John's 78-71 on Monday night for the Red Storm's third straight loss.
Krampelj scored 10 points in a 16-2 run and Creighton rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to a 62-58 lead on Foster's 3 with 8:08 left to play. The Red Storm closed to 66-65 on Bashir Ahmed's jumper with 5:15 to go, but Ronnie Harrell Jr. and Khyri Thomas hit consecutive 3s for a 76-71 lead with 14 seconds left before Harrell iced it with two free throws.
Thomas scored 17 points with five assists and Harrell had 13 points with eight rebounds for the Bluejays (12-3, 2-1 Big East).
St. John's led 43-36 at halftime after making eight 3s and shooting 50 percent from the floor behind 12 points apiece from Tariq Owens and Ahmed.
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Transfer Mustapha Heron, who averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for Auburn last season, received a waiver to play immediately for St. John's.
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