March 11, 2009
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -Tasheed Carr scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to lead Saint Joseph's to a 72-62 win over Charlotte on Wednesday in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Ahmad Nivins added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks (17-14, 10-7), who now face Temple on Thursday in a rematch of last year's final. Garrett Williamson finished with 12 points for St. Joe's, while Idris Hilliard had 10.
Lamont Mack had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the 49ers (11-20, 5-12), while Ian Andersen added 12 points and DiJuan Harris finished with 11 points and nine assists.
St. Joe's trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half and were down 30-23 at the break. But they opened the second half with an 11-2 run and were in command for the rest of the game.