Jan. 26, 2013
A full Saturday of games saw La Salle, Fordham, GW, Saint Joseph's, Butler, Dayton and Saint Louis win.
LA SALLE 69, VCU 61
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Ramon Galloway scored 31 points, 12 during an 18-4 run in the second half Saturday night, and La Salle beat a top 25 team for the second straight game for the first time in 60 years, upsetting No. 19 VCU 69-61.
The upstart Explorers (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10), who edged No. 9 Butler on Wednesday night, registered consecutive victories against ranked teams for the first time since the 1952 NIT tournament, when they beat three in a row. They are off to their best start since the 1990-91 team started the year 14-4.
Juvonte Reddic had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams (16-5, 4-2), who lost for the second time in three days after a 13-game winning streak. VCU blew a 7-point lead in the last minute and lost in overtime at Richmond on Thursday.
Treveon Graham added 13 points and 12 rebounds, but shot just 4 for 17.
FORDHAM 66, RHODE ISLAND 63
NEW YORK (AP) - Travion Leonard made a go-ahead free throw with 38 seconds left to lift Fordham to a 66-63 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.
GEORGE WASHINGTON 82, CHARLOTTE 54
The score was close through much of the contest. Rhode Island took a 63-62 lead when T.J. Buchanan knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:45 left in the game.
Fordham's Branden Frazier made a free throw to tie the game at 63-all with a minute remaining. Leonard then put Fordham (6-14, 2-3 Atlantic 10 Conference) ahead for good with his free throw.
Frazier, who led Fordham with 20 points, made two more free throws to seal the game.
Mandell Thomas finished with 17 points and seven rebounds for Fordham. Leonard scored 13 points and Ryan Rhoomes grabbed 11 rebounds - four offensive.
Mike Powell scored 14 points for Rhode Island (6-12, 1-4), which has lost four of its last five games. Andre Malone had 12 points.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Patricio Garino netted 16 points as George Washington won its third straight Atlantic 10 Conference game, beating Charlotte 82-54 Saturday.
Garino hit 6 of 6 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and also had four steals. Bryan Bynes and Lasan Kromah each added 12 points off the bench for the Colonials (10-9, 4-2).
George Washington drained 53.2 percent (25 of 47) of its shots, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range, and dominated the glass with a 40-27 rebounding advantage, including eight boards by Isaiah Armwood.
DeMario Mayfield led the 49ers (16-4, 4-2) with 17 points and tied Willie Clayton for the team lead with eight rebounds. Chris Braswell hit 9 of 10 free throws and Pierria Henry made 5 of 13 from the floor as each scored 11 points.
George Washington led 64-50 when Joe McDonald's two free throws sparked a 13-0 Colonial run.
No. 9 BUTLER 83, TEMPLE 71
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rotnei Clarke scored 24 points in his return from a severely sprained neck and Khyle Marshall added 19 points, leading No. 9 Butler to an 83-71 victory over Temple on Saturday.
It was Clarke's first game in two weeks and he looked as good as ever. The senior knocked down three 3-pointers and 13 of 14 free throws, also opening things up for teammates such as Marshall. The Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) have won 14 of their last 15 with the only blemish since Nov. 21 coming Wednesday at La Salle.
Temple (13-6, 2-3) was led by Khalif Wyatt, who scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half. Scootie Randall had 13.
Butler used a 12-0 first-half run to take control, opened the second half on a 7-0 run to make it 44-34 and finally pulled away with a late 8-0 spurt.
SAINT LOUIS 67, ST. BONAVENTURE 57
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) - Dwayne Evans scored 18 points and Saint Louis played solid defense to defeat St. Bonaventure 67-57 in an Atlantic 10 Conference game Saturday.
The Billikens (14-5, 3-2) came in as the league's top defense, holding opponents to 57.9 points per game, and limited the Bonnies (9-10, 2-4), who had averaged 72.1 points, to 36.2 percent shooting (17 of 47), including 2 of 16 on 3-pointers.
Saint Louis scored 27 points off 19 St. Bonaventure turnovers to the Bonnies' 16 points on 13 turnovers, and the Billikens had a 16-2 edge in fast-break points. Cody Ellis had four steals to go with 10 points for Saint Louis.
Evans scored on a dunk and a 3-pointer as the Billikens scored the game's first seven points. St. Bonaventure got back to within 9-7 before a 10-0 run by Saint Louis.
Demitrius Conger led the Bonnies with 15 points.
DAYTON 72, DUQUESNE 56
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Josh Benson's 17 points led five Dayton scorers in double figures as the Flyers defeated Duquesne 72-56 Saturday.
Trailing 20-13 with 7:48 left in the first half, Dayton (12-7, 2-3 Atlantic 10 Conference) outscored Duquesne 17-4 to take a 30-24 halftime lead. The Flyers then began the second half with an 11-2 run for a 41-26 advantage.
Dayton's Kevin Dillard and Vee Sanford, with fellow guard Khari Price limited to 4 minutes after taking a knee to the thigh, held Duquesne's two leading scorers, Sean Johnson and Derrick Colter, to two points each. Colter was 0-for-11 from the field and Johnson 1-for-6 as the Dukes (7-13, 0-6) lost their eighth consecutive game.
Dyshawn Pierre scored 13 points, while Dillard, Sanford and Jalen Robinson scored 10 each. Devin Oliver had 10 rebounds, his ninth game in double figures this season.
Jeremiah Jones and Quevyn Winters scored 16 points each for Duquesne.
SAINT JOSEPH'S 59, XAVIER 49
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Langston Galloway, Carl Jones and Halil Kanacevic each posted 15 points to help Saint Joseph's rally and beat Xavier 59-49 Saturday in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
Galloway accounted for five of Saint Joseph's 10 3-pointers, Jones hit three more from deep and Kanacevic was a perfect 5 of 5 from the free-throw line.
C.J. Aiken pulled down 10 boards for Saint Joseph's (11-7, 2-3).
Semaj Christon had 16 points for Xavier (11-8, 4-2) but made just 8 of 21 shots. The Musketeers shot 21 of 61 as a team and made just 1 of 13 3-point attempts.
Saint Joseph's scored 15 points off 12 turnovers, compared to four points off 12 for Xavier.
Xavier trailed 30-26 at halftime but rallied to a 45-41 lead on a jumper from Christon. Travis Taylor's dunk made it 47-43 Xavier but the Musketeers were held scoreless over the final 5 minutes.