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Richmond Takes Davidson Rematch; Dayton, GW, La Salle UMass, VCU Win

Release: 01/17/2015
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DAYTON 61, SAINT LOUIS 45
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Kendall Pollard scored a career-high 20 points and Jordan Sibert had 18 points to help Dayton beat Saint Louis 61-45 on Saturday for its eighth straight victory.

Pollard and Sibert combined to score 12 points during Dayton's 14-2 run for a 57-39 lead with 2:29 left.

Dayton (15-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10) has now won 15 of its last 16 regular season conference games dating back to last season.

Dyshawn Pierre added 10 points, 12 rebound and five assists for the Flyers. Pollard, a sophomore, was 8 of 10 from the field but just 4 of 11 from the free throw line.

Achraf Yacoubou scored 12 points for Saint Louis (9-9, 1-4) and Mike Crawford added 10. Milik Yarbrough, the reigning A-10 Conference Rookie of the Week, was held to two points.

Saint Louis made just three field goals in the final 10 minutes - two in the final 1:30.


LA SALLE 60, FORDHAM 49
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jordan Price scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds as La Salle handed Fordham its fifth-straight conference loss with a 60-49 win on Saturday.

Cleon Roberts added 12 points and six rebounds for the Explorers (10-8, 2-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jerrell Wright had 11. The team hit 40.9 percent from the field overall and 65.5 percent from the line.

La Salle capped a 14-0 start with a 3-pointer by Price and led 30-21 at halftime.

The Explorers extended their advantage to 45-31 on a Khalid Lewis jumper midway through the second period. Fordham's Eric Paschall and Ryan Rhoomes led a 10-4 run late to close the gap to eight points before Tony Washington sealed the win for the Explorers with a layup with six seconds left.

Paschall finished with 9-of-24 shooting for 25 points for the Rams (5-11, 0-5), leading all other Fordham players combined.


VCU 70, DUQUESNE 64
PITTSBURGH (AP) - JeQuan Lewis scored a season-high 16 points and No. 17 Virginia Commonwealth extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 70-64 victory over Duquesne on Saturday.

Melvin Johnson added 14 points for the Ram (15-3, 5-0 Atlantic 10), who survived despite missing leading scorer Treveon Graham, who did not play because of an ankle injury.

Lewis helped pick up the slack. The sophomore knocked down three of VCU's 12 3-pointers as the Rams

Derrick Colter led the Dukes (6-10, 1-4) with 14 points but Duquesne fell to 3-12 all-time at Consol Energy Center. It couldn't quite overcome a 14-point halftime deficit.

The Dukes drew as close as two on a dunk by Darius Lewis with 2:25 left. But Johnson hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with 57.6 remaining to give the Rams an extended lead.



MASSACHUSETTS 60, RHODE ISLAND 56

AMERST, Mass. (AP) - Maxie Esho had 18 points and Zach Coleman came off the bench to score all 13 of his points in the second half as Massachusetts held on to knock off Rhode Island 60-56 on Saturday.

Trailing 46-42 with 8:27 remaining, Coleman made a three-point play to start a 13-7 run that gave UMass a 57-53 lead with 3:17 left. Gilvydas Biruta drove in for a layup to narrow the gap to 57-56 with 1:30 remaining. Donte Clark made two free throws for a 59-56 lead with 4 seconds left. Trey Davis stole the ball to secure the win.

The Minutemen held Rhode Island to three points in the final 6:12.

Esho made 10 of 12 free-throw attempts and had three blocks. Clark added 10 points for UMass (10-8, 3-2 Atlantic Ten Conference).

Hassan Martin had 13 points and E. C. Matthews chipped in 11 for Rhode Island (11-5, 3-2).


GEORGE WASHINGTON 63, GEORGE MASON 53
WASHINGTON (AP) - Patricio Garino scored 14 points, Joe McDonald added 12 and George Washington handled George Mason for a 63-53 victory on Saturday night.

Kethan Savage chipped in 10 points with six rebounds and two blocks for the Colonials (14-4, 4-1 Atlantic 10), who outscored the Patriots 28-14 in the paint and had 16 second-chance points. George Washington shook off a 7-of-25 shooting performance in the first half, improving to 10 of 23 in the second.

Shevon Thompson paced George Mason (6-11, 1-4) with 11 points and 11 boards and Corey Edwards contributed 13 points. The Patriots shot 36.2 percent from the field.

Paul Jorgensen drilled a 3-pointer, while Garino converted a three-point play and made two free throws during a 10-1 run that made it 50-38 with 6:39 remaining.

The Colonials improved to 13-2 all-time and 11-0 at the Smith Center against George Mason in the Revolutionary Rivalry series.

RICHMOND 89, DAVIDSON 63
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Kendall Anthony made seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Richmond led from start to finish in an 89-63 victory against Davidson on Saturday night.

T.J. Cline added 23 points and Terry Allen 21 for the Spiders (10-8, 3-2 Atlantic 10). Richmond, coming off a double-overtime loss at George Washington on Thursday night, led 42-27 at halftime and scored 20 of the first 26 points after halftime to open a 57-31 lead that climbed to as many as 31.

Tyler Kalinoski scored 20 to lead Davidson (12-4, 3-2). The Wildcats, in their first season in the league, had beaten the Spiders 81-67 in their conference opener two weeks ago in North Carolina.

The night was especially momentous for Anthony, Richmond's 5-foot-8 senior scoring leader. He came into the game needing three 3-pointers to pass Jonathan Baker as the Spiders' career leader and did that with 5:27 left in the first half. Baker, who was in attendance, made 241 from 1995-99.

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