Saint Louis, Saint Joseph's, Richmond Win on Road; GW, UMass Earn Home Victories
SAINT LOUIS 67, DAYTON 59
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Austin McBroom hit all six free throw attempts in the final 41 seconds as St. Louis won its tenth straight, bumping Dayton 67-59 to remain undefeated in conference play Saturday.
McBroom finished with 17 points and Dwayne Evans led the Billikens (15-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) in a game they controlled since Evans hit a 3-pointer for a 16-14 lead at 11:04 of the first half.
St. Louis is off to its best start since the 1993-94 season, is 5-0 on the road and boasts the best shooting-percentage defense in the A-10. It showed Saturday as Dayton (12-4, 0-1), the conference leader in shooting percentage, was held to a season-low 30.6-percent shooting.
The Flyers' Devin Oliver, a 54-percent field-goal shooter at 12 ppg, scored 26 against Ole Miss in an overtime win Jan. 4 but was shut out by the Billikens on 0-12 shooting. Jordan Sibert paced Dayton with 15 points.
No. 19 MASSACHUSETTS 73, ST. BONAVENTURE 68
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Trey Davis missed eight of his first nine shots from the floor before scoring a pair of baskets in the closing two minutes to help No. 19 Massachusetts rally for a 73-68 win over St. Bonaventure on Saturday.
Raphiael Putney led the Minutemen (14-1 overall, 2-0 Atlantic-10) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Cady Lalanne scored 16 and Davis finished with eight.
UMass point guard Chaz Williams, the team's leading scorer, missed 6 of 7 shots and finished with eight points and nine assists.
Charlon Kloof led St. Bonaventure (11-5, 1-1) with 15 points and seven assists, and Youssou Ndoye scored 11.
The Bonnies lost their 23rd straight game against a ranked team, with the last win coming against then-No. 20 Temple on Jan. 15, 2000.
GEORGE WASHINGTON 69, RHODE ISLAND 56
WASHINGTON (AP) - Kevin Larsen tied his career-high with 17 points as George Washington defeated Rhode Island 69-56 on Saturday afternoon.
Patricio Garino and Kethan Savage each scored 14 points for the Colonials (13-3, 1-1 A-10). Isaiah Armwood earned his second straight double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.
At one point, George Washington led by as much as 32 points.
The Rams (9-9, 0-2) didn't score until six minutes and 10 seconds had passed - and those points came off a goaltending call.
Technically, the Rams didn't put the ball through the net until the 11:17 mark of the first half. Hassan Martin led Rhode Island with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Colonials' offensive steamroll slowed slightly after halftime, but the difference was too much for the Rams to overcome. A 9-0 Rhode Island run midway through the second only cut the Colonial lead to 21 points.
RICHMOND 77, FORDHAM 74 (OT)
NEW YORK (AP) - Cedrick Lindsay scored 19 points Saturday night and Kendall Anthony hit a 3-pointer in overtime as Richmond beat Fordham 77-74 for its first Atlantic 10 Conference win of the season.
Terry Allen come off the bench and scored 18, Anthony 13, and Derrick Williams added 10 for the Spiders (11-6, 1-1) who outshot the Rams (7-8, 1-1) 47.2 percent to 33.8 percent.
Richmond led 29-28 at halftime and the teams deadlocked at 63 when Fordham's Ryan Rhoomes hit a layup at the end of regulation.
With the scored tied at 72 in overtime, Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds to play and Williams sank two free throws for a 77-72 lead. Branden Frazier made a layup for Fordham with 1 second to play and time expired.
Frazier led the Rams with 29 points, Jon Severe scored 19 and Ryan Canty and Rhoomes grabbed 11 rebounds each.
SAINT JOSEPH'S 84, GEORGE MASON 80
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Halil Kanacevic scored 23 points and Langston Galloway added 20 to pace four Saint Joseph's players in double-figures in an 84-80 win over George Mason on Saturday night.
Kanacevic hit 9-of-15 shots and Saint Joseph's shot 59 percent from the field. Galloway added six rebounds, three assists and two steals while reaching double-figures in points for the 11th consecutive game. DeAndre Bembry scored 17 points and Papa Ndao had 13 for the Hawks.
The win was the sixth in seven games for Saint Joseph's (10-5, 1-1 Atlantic-10).
Jalen Jenkins and Bryon Allen each scored 20 points for George Mason (7-9, 0-2).
The Patriots used seven first-half 3-pointers to take a 45-40 lead at halftime despite the Hawks shooting 61 percent from the field.
Saint Joseph's second-leading scorer, Ronald Roberts, Jr., did not play after suffering a back injury in the Hawks' 66-62 loss to No. 19 Massachusetts on Wednesday