Feb. 9, 2013
TEMPLE 72, DAYTON 71 | WYATT POSTGAME | DAYTON HIGHLIGHTS/POSTGAME
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Khalif Wyatt scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 7 seconds left, then Temple hung on in a frenzied final second to complete its come-from-behind 72-71 win over Dayton on Saturday.
The Owls (16-7, 5-4 Atlantic 10 Conference), who trailed 68-58 with 4:31 remaining, closed the game with a 14-3 spurt, with Scootie Randall scoring five in the spree. After Wyatt's 3-pointer, Will Cummings stole the ball from the Flyers' Kevin Dillard with 3 seconds showing.
In the last second, Dayton missed two free throws and Temple missed three, plus committed a turnover when Jake O'Brien fired his second free-throw attempt off the backboard. The Flyers (13-10, 3-6) inbounded the ball, but it was touched by the Owls, ending the game.
Anthony Lee added 13 points and Cummings and O'Brien had 11 apiece for Temple.
Dillard's 16 points led Dayton, which has lost three of its last four games.
LA SALLE 89, FORDHAM 53 | LA SALLE HIGHLIGHTS/POSTGAME
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sam Mills scored a career-high 21 points, hitting 7 of 8 3-pointers, and Ramon Galloway was 5 of 7 from long range for 19 points as La Salle routed Fordham 89-53 Saturday.
The Explorers (16-6, 6-3 Atlantic 10 Conference), who came in ranked third in the league in scoring offense (71.4 points per game), hit 18 of 33 from long range, tying a school record for made treys. The Rams were only 3 of 16 from deep.
La Salle scored the first 10 points en route to a 56-25 halftime lead and pushed its advantage to 45 in the second half.
Tyrone Garland added 17 points and Tyreek Duren 16 for the Explorers, who have won four of their last five and 10 of 12 at home this season.
Travion Leonard and Jermaine Myers scored 10 apiece for Fordham (6-18, 2-7), which has lost four straight and seven of eight.
No. 14 BUTLER 59, GEORGE WASHINGTON 56 | BUTLER POSTGAME | GW HIGHLIGHTS/POSTGAME
WASHINGTON (AP) - No. 14 Butler nearly gave away a 17-point lead Saturday, going the last 7 1/2 minutes without a field goal, before holding on for a 59-56 victory over George Washington.
The Colonials cut the lead to one in the final minute and had several 3-point attempts in the final 10 seconds that could have sent the game into overtime. Joe McDonald had the final chance, but he was stripped as he went up for the shot just before time expired.
Rotnei Clark scored 14 points and Roosevelt Jones had 12 for the Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10), who broke a two-game road losing streak during their inaugural tour of unfamiliar hostile environments in the school's first season in the Atlantic 10.
Isaiah Armwood had 14 points and 11 rebounds for George Washington (11-11, 5-4), which sold out the Smith Center for the first time since 2006 and was hosting its highest ranked opponent since 2000. The Colonials, who start four true freshmen, shot 28 percent.
ST. BONAVENTURE 67, RHODE ISLAND 61 | BONA HIGHLIGHTS/POSTGAME
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Eric Mosley shot his way to a career-high 21 points as St. Bonaventure earned an Atlantic 10 Conference win over Rhode Island 67-61 Saturday night.
Mosley hit 5 of 11 3-pointers to help the Bonnies (11-11, 4-5) overcome an otherwise lackluster performance beyond the arc - the rest of the team was just 1-of-12 shooting from deep.
Chris Johnson added 12 points, including 6-of-6 free-throw shooting, for St. Bonaventure.
Xavier Munford, the A-10's second leading scorer with 17.5 points per game entering Saturday, finished with 18 points for Rhode Island (6-16, 1-8), which has dropped six straight.
Rhode Island led 32-26 at halftime and 53-46 with 7:45 remaining. Youssou Ndoye's jumper with 7:30 left sparked a 9-0 St. Bonaventure run for a 55-53 lead.
Munford hit a 3 to tie it 58-58 with 2:18 left, but Demitrius Conger's two free throws with 1:57 remaining put the Bonnies ahead to stay.XAVIER 73, DUQUESNE 65 | XAVIER HIGHLIGHTS | DUQUESNE POSTGAME
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Semaj Christon and Isaiah Philmore each scored 16 points and Xavier beat Duquesne 73-65 Saturday night.
It was the 11th consecutive loss for Duquesne (7-16, 0-9 Atlantic 10 Conference). The Musketeers are 13-9, 6-3.
Xavier, up 33-26 at halftime, got 15 points from Justin Martin and a double-double from Travis Taylor (13 points, 12 rebounds). The Musketeers never blew it open, not with Duquesne's Quevyn Winters scoring 19 points.
Winters' 8 for 20 shooting from the field included 3 of 12 3-pointers. Shooting beyond the arc killed Duquesne, which led 47-37 midway through the second half, then missed nine straight shots.
The Dukes were 9 of 33 on treys (27.3 percent). Jeremiah Jones (11 points) hit 3 of 5 3-pointers. Jerry Jones added 11 points.
Philmore, meanwhile, came off the Xavier bench for his 16 points. Justin Martin added 15 points. Christon also had eight assists and seven rebounds.VCU 68, CHARLOTTE 61 | CHARLOTTE HIGHLIGHTS | CHARLOTTE POSTGAME
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rob Brandenberg scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Virginia Commonwealth to its third straight win, defeating Charlotte 68-61 Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference contest.
Juvonte Reddic added 14 points and Treveon Graham chipped in 12 for the Rams (19-5, 7-2), who shot 51.9 percent (27 of 52) from the field and made 7 of 8 free throws.
Terrance Williams led Charlotte with 13 points and Willie Clayton was the lone 49er in double figures with 12. Charlotte shot 51.1 percent (24 of 47) but made just 1 of 7 3-point attempts and struggled at the free throw line, hitting 12 of 22 shots from the stripe.
The 49ers (17-6, 5-4) claimed a 21-11 advantage on second-chance points and outscored VCU 42-28 in the paint, but committed 17 turnovers for the second straight game. VCU turned those miscues into 23 points.MASSACHUSETTS 80, SAINT JOSEPH'S 62 | UMASS HIGHLIGHTS | UMASS POSTGAME
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Terrell Vinson had a game-high 18 points to power Massachusetts past Saint Joseph's 80-62 Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup.
Sampson Carter scored 16, Chaz Williams added 11 points and nine assists and Freddie Riley chipped in 10 to help UMass (15-6, 5-3) win its third straight game.
Cady Lalanne finished with a game-high 12 rebounds and the Hawks outscored the Minutemen in the paint 42-20.
Trailing at halftime 40-26, Saint Joseph's cut the lead to five, 59-54, behind Carl Jones' 3-pointer with 6:57 left to play.
UMass answered by scoring the next 21 points, going up 70-54 on Carter's jumper with 3:39 remaining. UMass led by double figures the rest of the way.
The Minutemen had just five turnovers while Saint Joseph's turned over the ball 14 times, leading to 14 UMass points.
Langston Galloway led the Hawks (13-8, 4-4) with 14 points and seven assists.SAINT LOUIS 56, RICHMOND 46 | RICHMOND HIGHLIGHTS | RICHMOND POSTGAME
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dwayne Evans scored 11 points and Saint Louis built an 18-point second-half lead against cold-shooting Richmond and then held on to beat the Spiders 56-46 Saturday night, the Billiken's sixth straight win.
Jordair Jett, Kwamain Mitchell and Cody Ellis added nine points each for the Billikens (18-5, 7-2 Atlantic 10 Conference), who were the fourth consecutive conference leader or co-leader to visit the Robins Center, and the first to win. The Spiders had beaten Charlotte, Virginia Commonwealth and Xavier in succession.
Cedrick Lindsay led Richmond (14-10, 4-5) with 20 points, but the Spiders shot 23.3 percent (10 of 43).
Richmond was shooting just 17.1 percent (6 of 35) and had just one field goal in the first 13 1/2 minutes of the second half as the Billikens took a 44-26 lead.
After the Spiders got within 45-40, Saint Louis made 8 of 10 free throws in the final 3 minutes.