Dayton, SJU, Rhody, La Salle and VCU Win Saturday Games
VCU 67, SAINT LOUIS 56
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Treveon Graham had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Virginia Commonwealth added a quality win to its NCAA tournament resume by beating No. 10 Saint Louis 67-56 on Saturday night.
Briante Weber added 13 points and four steals for the Rams (22-7, 10-4 Atlantic 10), who handed Saint Louis its second consecutive defeat following a school-record, 19-game winning streak. The Billikens were upset at home Thursday night by Duquesne, a 14-point underdog.
Jordair Jett led Saint Louis (25-4, 12-2) with 18 points. Austin McBroom had 11 points off the bench and Rob Loe grabbed nine rebounds but turned the ball over six times.
Leading scorer Dwayne Evans had just four points on 2-of-11 shooting after scoring 21 when the Billikens beat VCU 64-62 on Feb. 15 in St. Louis.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Jordan Sibert matched his career-high with 23 points and Dayton hit enough free throws down the stretch to defeat Massachusetts 86-79 on Saturday.
Dyshawn Pierre added 16 points, Vee Sanford 15, Devin Oliver 11 and Khari Price 10 for the Flyers (20-9, 8-6 Atlantic 10), who made 9 of 16 free throws in the final 2 minutes.
Trey Davis scored 19 points for the Minutemen (22-6, 9-5) with Chaz Williams adding 17 and Derrick Gordon 15.
Dayton trailed 37-36 at half but started the second with 3s from Sibert and Price and Sibert's three-point play to take the lead. The Minutemen got within three but went scoreless for just more than 2 minutes late while Oliver was making four free throws sandwiched around a Price 3, to lead 68-56 with 5:38 to go.
It was three at 40 seconds but the Flyers made six of their last eight foul shots.
SAINT JOSEPH'S 83, ST. BONAVENTURE 74
SAINT BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) - Langston Galloway scored 27 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Saint Joseph's put away St. Bonaventure 83-74 on Saturday.
The Hawks (21-7, 11-3 Atlantic 10) shot 54 percent from the field and hit eight 3-pointers. DeAndre Bembry finished with 18 points and Ronald Roberts Jr. had 15 on 7-of-8 shooting.
Saint Bonaventure (16-13, 6-9) shot 42.6 percent and went 4 of 13 from deep. Matthew Wright paced the Bonnies with 27 points. Marquise Simmons contributed 13 points and Charlon Kloof added 11 with five assists.
Saint Joseph's led by 11 at the midway mark in the first half, but the Bonnies surged back to make it a five-point game at the half and pushed into the lead early in the second half. A 10-2 run capped by a 3-pointer from Isaiah Miles put the Hawks back in control, 70-59 with 5:57 remaining.
RHODE ISLAND 66, RICHMOND 43
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - E.C. Matthews scored 19 points as Rhode Island dominated Richmond 66-43 on Saturday.
Despite making just 2 of 13 3-point attempts, Rhode Island (13-17, 4-11 Atlantic-10) built up to a 28-point lead over Richmond (18-11, 8-6), which was just 21 percent from the floor - and 2 of 19 beyond the arc.
Xavier Munford had 15 for the Rams. Gilvydas Biruta added 13 points and 10 boards while Hassan Martin had 10 points and 13 rebounds. Rhode Island held a 46-37 rebounding advantage.
Richmond was up one early but went completely cold as Rhode Island closed the first half on a 21-6 run to lead 31-15 at the break. Richmond made just 5 of 21 shots in the first half.
The second half offered no respite for Richmond, as Rhode Island opened with a 17-9 run as the Rams cruised to the victory.
Terry Allen led Richmond with 15 points.
LA SALLE 64, FORDHAM 62
NEW YORK (AP) - Tyreek Duren scored from under the basket on an inbounds play that started with 0.7 seconds remaining to give La Salle a 64-62 victory on Saturday.
La Salle (14-14, 6-8 Atlantic 10) never trailed and led by as much as 15 in the first half. But Fordham (9-18, 2-12) pulled even and appeared to have forced overtime. The clock expired after Branden Frazier blocked the shot of La Salle's Tyrone Garland out of bounds.
The officials reviewed the video and gave the ball back to the Explorers with just enough time for Duren's game winner.
Sam Mills had 18 points, Jerrell Wright had 14 points and nine rebounds, Garland scored 11 and Duren 10 for La Salle.
Frazier had 23 points and six assists and Jon Severe added 10 points for Fordham. Bryan Smith's free throws and jumper in the final 1:15 pulled the Rams even at 62.