Three Wins Complete Perfect Sunday
#A10MBB RECAP | Sunday, Dec. 29
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Wilson and Ronald Roberts Jr. scored 19 points each to lead Saint Joseph's to a 73-67 comeback win over Boston University on Sunday.
Trailing 35-28 at the break, the Hawks (7-4) fell 11 points behind early in the second half before steadily closing the gap, taking the lead on a tip-in by Halil Kanacevic with 7:04 left and then pulling away with an 11-2 run. Langston Galloway contributed 16 points in the win and DeAndre Bembry had 11.
Both teams were evenly matched but the outcome hinged on free throws. Saint Joseph's hit 20 of its 25 foul shots, and while Boston showed similar marksmanship it made just 11 trips to the line.
The Terriers (7-6) led by as many as 12 points in the game but couldn't stop the Hawks rally.
Maurice Watson Jr. led Boston with 21 points and seven rebounds, while Dom Morris added 11 points.
DUQUESNE 88, TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN 69
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - Ovie Soko scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead Duquesne to an 88-69 victory over Texas-Pan American on Sunday.
The Dukes (6-5) took control of the game with a 22-4 run midway through the first half that included back-to-back 3-pointers by Micah Mason in building a lead that was never challenged. Mason contributed 14 points in the win, while Jeremiah Jones added 11 and Tra' Vaugh White 10.
Hitting 34 of 68 from the floor, it was the third straight game Duquesne has shot at least 50 percent.
The Broncs (4-5) quickly fell behind in the opening minutes before battling back to tie it at 15 on a Shaquille Hines jumper with 12:39 to go in the first half. But it was the last time Texas Pan-Am would challenge the Dukes in the game.
Hines led the Broncs with 27 points and Javorn Farrell added 20.
DAYTON 72, MURRAY STATE 51
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Dyshawn Pierre had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Dayton over Murray State 72-51 on Sunday.
Dayton (10-3) has 10 nonconference wins for the eighth straight year. It was Pierre's third-straight game scoring and rebounding in double figures.
The Flyers had a 20-4 run capped by Pierre's 3-pointer to take a 33-21 lead. Yet two Dayton turnovers led to four points by T.J. Sapp, putting Murray State (5-7) within eight, 33-25 at halftime.
Pierre scored 11 points in the second half. His 3-pointer capped a 16-8 run to give Dayton a 49-39 lead with 11:14 remaining. Devin Oliver's dunk stretched the Flyer lead to 56-41 with 6:29 to play. Oliver scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds. Jordan Sibert added 11 points for the Flyers.
Cameron Payne scored 13 points and had six assists to lead Murray State. Sapp added 12 points and had three steals.