Feb. 16, 2013
DAYTON 70, XAVIER 59 | DAYTON HIGHLIGHTS/POSTGAME | DAYTON TIME LAPSE | XAVIER HIGHLIGHTS
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Kevin Dillard scored 17 points and Josh Benson had 16 to lead Dayton to a 70-59 win over Xavier on Saturday.
Dyshawn Pierre and Matt Derenbecker each finished with 10 points for the Flyers (14-11, 4-7 Atlantic 10 Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Xavier kept the game close midway through the second half, trimming the deficit to 42-39 when Erik Stenger scored on a slam dunk with 11:42 left. But the Musketeers (14-10, 7-4) were unable to pull closer, as Dayton went on a 9-0 run that was capped by Benson's jumper with 9:23 remaining.
The Flyers took their largest lead of the game at 70-56 with 1:23 left on two free throws by Benson, who went 6 of 9 from the floor.
Semaj Christon led Xavier with 17 points but had a game-high five turnovers. Isaiah Stenger scored 12 points and Travis Taylor added 10 points.
LA SALLE 76, SAINT JOSEPH'S 64 | LA SALLE HIGHLIGHTS/POSTGAME
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tyreek Duren tied a career-high with 29 points and Ramon Galloway posted a double-double to guide La Salle past local rival Saint Joseph's 76-64 Saturday in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
Duren made 9 of 12 shots, including five 3-pointers, and Galloway finished with 16 points and a career-best 12 assists.
The Explorers (18-6, 8-3) led 29-24 at halftime but pulled ahead by 10, 37-27, after an 8-3 half-opening run. Jerrell Wright scored six of his 10 points during the key run and Duren converted 3-pointers on three of the Explorers' next four possessions to seal the victory.
La Salle shot a blistering 62.2 percent (28 of 45), made 10 of 16 3-pointers and dished out 22 assists.
Ronald Roberts led Saint Joseph's (14-10, 5-6) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, his 12th double-double of the season. The Hawks shot 53.1 percent (26 of 49) but grabbed a season-low 19 rebounds.
No. 11 BUTLER 68, FORDHAM 63 | FORDHAM HIGHLIGHTS
NEW YORK (AP) - Rotnei Clarke scored 22 points and No. 11 Butler beat Fordham 68-63 on Saturday, the Rams' sixth straight loss and ninth in the last 10 games.
Clarke was the key figure for the Bulldogs (21-5, 8-3 Atlantic 10) late in the game when Fordham (6-20, 2-9) was able to close to 65-63 with 18 seconds to play.
The Bulldogs closed it out by making four of six free throws the rest of the way to improve to 36-10 after a loss under coach Brad Stevens. Butler lost to Charlotte 71-67 on Wednesday.
The game marked the return of Andrew Smith, Butler's starting center who missed the home loss to Charlotte because of an abdominal injury. He had 12 points and made all six of his free throws, including four in the final 1:54.
TEMPLE 83, MASSACHSUETTS 82 | DUNPHY POSTGAME | UMASS HIGHLIGHTS
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Khalif Wyatt scored 24 points, 17 in the second half, as Temple defeated Massachusetts 83-82 Saturday night in the Owls' fifth consecutive one-point game.
Wyatt's 3-pointer with 9:05 remaining gave Temple (17-8, 6-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) a lead it never relinquished in a game with 16 lead changes and 10 ties.
The Minutemen (16-8, 6-5) got within 83-82 with 1:08 remaining on Freddie Riley's 3-pointer but couldn't get a shot off on their final possession.
Temple has played nothing but one-point games in the month of February, winning previously over Charlotte and Dayton and losing to Saint Joseph's and Duquesne. It's the longest such streak by any team since at least the start of the 1996-97 season, according to STATS LLC.
Anthony Lee had 14 points and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson 10 points and 11 rebounds for Temple.
Riley scored 17 points and Chaz Williams 16 points and 13 assists for Massachusetts.
SAINT LOUIS 76, CHARLOTTE 58 | SAINT LOUIS HIGHLIGHTS | MAJOR POSTGAME
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cody Ellis scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers, off the bench to help Saint Louis to its seventh consecutive victory, 76-58 over Charlotte on Saturday night.
Jordair Jett added 16 points and Jake Barnett had 13 for the Billikens (19-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10), who scored 21 points off 15 Charlotte turnovers. The Saint Louis bench outscored Charlotte's 47-17.
Pierria Henry led the 49ers (18-7, 6-5) with 15 points, and Willie Clayton had 14 points and eight rebounds. Charlotte was coming off a 71-67 victory at No. 10 Butler on Wednesday.
The 49ers stayed close through most of the first half, but the Billikens closed on a 10-2 run to lead 37-28 at halftime. Charlotte could pull no closer than five points down in the second half.
Saint Louis stayed a half-game behind VCU, which beat George Washington 84-57, for the conference lead. The teams play at Saint Louis on Tuesday.
VCU 84, GEORGE WASHINGTON 57 | VCU HIGHLIGHTS | SMART POSTGAME | VCU PLAYER POSTGAME | LONERGAN POSTGAME AUDIO
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Juvonte Reddic scored 24 points and Virginia Commonwealth blitzed George Washington with an 18-6 run to close the first half, then never let the Colonials closer than 12 in a 84-57 victory Saturday night.
Troy Daniels, Rob Brandenburg and Melvin Johnson added 11 points each as the Rams (21-5, 9-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) won their fifth straight and second game in a span of less than 50 hours. They beat Massachusetts 86-68 late Thursday night, but shot 53.3 percent (32 of 60) against the Colonials.
George Washington (11-12, 5-5), playing for the first time in a week, got 10 points each from freshmen Kevin Larsen and Patricio Garino, but matched its season high with 25 turnovers. The Rams turned the giveaways into 27 points and held the Colonials to 38.9 percent shooting (21 of 54).
Reddic, who finished 11 for 13 from the field, was 6-for-6 in the first half.
RHODE ISLAND 67, DUQUESNE 62 | DUQUESNE POSTGAME
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nikola Malesevic scored 19 points and Rhode Island won its second straight since snapping a six-game skid, beating Duquesne 67-62 Saturday night.
The Rams (8-16, 3-8 Atlantic 10 Conference) avenged a 78-71 loss to the Dukes on Jan. 14. Malasevic was 8-of-13 shooting and 3 of 5 from 3-point range, and also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Xavier Munford added 14 points and six assists.
Duquesne (8-17, 1-10), which had just snapped an 11-game losing streak Thursday against Temple, got 20 points and seven assists from Derrick Colter.
The Dukes jumped to an 11-4 lead, but a 13-4 Rhode Island run put the Rams up 26-23, and they led 33-28 at halftime.
Duquesne took back the lead 44-43 on Andre Marhold's layup with 11:37 left. The lead changed hands three more times, the last on Mike Powell's free throw make for the Rams with 1:22 left for a 59-58 lead.
RICHMOND 83, ST. BONAVENTURE 80 (OT) | RICHMOND HIGHLIGHTS | MOONEY POSTGAME | SBU HIGHLIGHTS
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Cedrick Lindsay scored 22 points and Greg Robbins 20 as Richmond defeated St. Bonaventure 83-80 in overtime Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference game.
Lindsay and Robbins combined to score 11 of the 16 points in overtime by the Spiders (16-11, 6-6), but their biggest points came from Darien Brothers with 24 seconds left. The senior guard was fouled on a 3-point try and made all three free throws for a 79-77 lead.
Eric Mosley scored 30 points for the Bonnies (11-13, 4-7), who also lost in overtime Wednesday night, 69-66 to La Salle.
Richmond led by as many as 13 points, 49-36, and was ahead 61-51 with 6:40 remaining before St. Bonaventure (11-13, 4-7) rallied. Jordan Gathers, who had 18 points, made three baskets, Mosley hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left and Charlon Kloof's free throw forced overtime.
Lindsay finished 14 of 14 from the free-throw line.