No. 10 Saint Joseph's Clinches Third #A10MBB Championship Quarterfinal Spot
NEW YORK -- Charlie Brown Jr. scored 28 points as 10th seeded St. Joseph's upset 7th seeded Duquesne 92-86 in the third of four second-round Atlantic 10 Tournament games Thursday.
Jared Bynum had 16 and Chris Clover added 15 for Saint Joseph's (14-18), who will meet second-seeded Davidson in a quarterfinal game Friday. The teams split the regular season series as both teams won at home.
Eric Williams Jr. led the Dukes (19-13) with 23 points. Lamar Norman Jr. added 18, and Marcus Weathers finished with 17.
The game was played at a high pace from the opening tipoff, as both teams looked to attack the rim. Saint Joseph's finished the game having shot 48 percent from the field (29 for 61) and 38 percent from 3 (11 for 29), while Duquesne made 47 percent of its shots (31 for 66), including 9 for 24 (38 percent) from 3.
Saint Joseph's used a 9-0 run over a 1:39 span late in the second half to turn a 75-74 lead into an 84-74 advantage. A Williams Jr. layup and free throw with 47 seconds left would bring Duquesne within five, 89-84, but Brown made two free throws, and Bynum would add another to put the game out of reach.