Feb. 23, 2013
No. 24 VCU 75, XAVIER 71 | XAVIER HIGHLIGHTS
CINCINNATI (AP) - Troy Daniels scored 19 points, and No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth intensified its full-court defense and overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half Saturday for a 75-71 victory over Xavier, which missed its injured point guard down the stretch.
VCU (22-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10) forced 22 turnovers - 12 of them in the second half during the big comeback. Daniels made seven 3-pointers and set a school record with 102 of them this.
Rob Brandenberg added 18 and scored the Rams' final six points.
The Musketeers (15-11, 8-5) played the final 13 minutes, 35 seconds without point guard Dee Davis, who was hit in the forehead and got a cut above his right eye. He left for treatment with Xavier up by five points and never returned.
Davis and Brad Redford finished with 15 points apiece for Xavier, which came into the game as the only team still unbeaten at home in A-10 games.
MASSACHUSETTS 76, DAYTON 66 | UMASS HIGHLIGHTS | UMASS POSTGAME | DAYTON POSTGAME
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Cady Lalanne scored a career-high 22 points and his 14 rebounds tied his career best as Massachusetts snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating Dayton 76-66 Saturday.
Chaz Williams' layup with 5:12 remaining put the Minutemen (17-9, 7-6 Atlantic 10 Conference) ahead to stay, 62-60. Following a turnover, Williams assisted on Sampson Carter's layup 26 seconds later, one of his nine assists.
The Flyers (14-12, 4-8), who remained winless through six Atlantic 10 road games, used an 11-0 run to lead 54-51 with 11:14 to play. But they were held to six points in the final 8 minutes.
Terrell Vinson, who finished with 13 points for Massachusetts, matched those six points himself with a pair of 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes. Freddie Riley added 12 points for the Minutemen.
Vee Sanford led Dayton with 14 points and Josh Benson had 12.
RICHMOND 72, FORDHAM 55 | RICHMOND HIGHLIGHTS | RICHMOND POSTGAME | FORDHAM POSTGAME
NEW YORK (AP) - Deion Taylor scored 12 points and Richmond easily handled Fordham 72-55 on Saturday.
Terry Allen and Kendall Anthony each scored 11 points for the Spiders (16-11, 6-6 Atlantic 10), who have won two straight. Darien Brothers finished with 10 points.
Richmond went into halftime with a 31-23 lead, but more accurate shooting help increased their advantage in the second half. The Spiders shot 55.6 percent (15 of 27) from the floor in the second half, compared to 37.5 percent (9 of 24) in the first.
Anthony knocked down a 3-pointer with 9:54 left to play to give the Spiders a 52-36 lead. Derrick Williams made a free throw with 3:38 remaining to push Richmond's lead to 22 points - the largest of the game.
Mandell Thomas scored 17 points for the Rams (6-22, 2-11), who have lost eight straight. Jeffrey Short had 12 points.
SAINT JOSEPH'S 71, GEORGE WASHINGTON 59 | SJU HIGHLIGHTS | GW POSTGAME AUDIO
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Langston Galloway scored a season-high 26 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 71-59 victory over George Washington Saturday in Atlantic 10 action.
The Hawks (15-10, 6-6) scored the game's first 12 points, then took an early 20-2 lead. Later in the half, despite a 9-0 run by the Colonials (12-13, 6-6), the Hawks led 40-29 at halftime.
In the second half, George Washington scored five straight points to close within 59-52. But Galloway hit a 3-pointer and the Hawks led by double figures the rest of the way.
Galloway's season-high point total came on 10-of-17 shooting from the floor. He hit 6 of 9 shots from 3-point range.
Carl Jones scored 15 points for Saint Joseph's. C.J. Aiken added 13 and Halil Kanacevic grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
Isaiah Armwood led George Washington with 14 points. Lasan Kromah added 13 and Patricio Garino had 10.
ST. BONAVENTURE 78, DUQUESNE 71
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Demitrius Conger and Chris Johnson scored 19 points apiece as St. Bonaventure beat Duquesne 78-71 Saturday to sweep the season series.
Eric Mosley chipped in 16 points and Conger added a game-high nine boards to help St. Bonaventure (13-13, 6-7 Atlantic 10 Conference) outrebound Duquesne 35-26.
After two free throws by Conger put the Bonnies ahead 75-68 with 32 seconds remaining, Jeremiah Jones connected on a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to cut the lead to 75-71. But that was the last basket for the Dukes as they missed their final two attempts with less than 30 seconds to play.
Conger and Johnson combined to score 13 of the Bonnies' final 14 points.
St. Bonaventure shot 54 percent (27 of 50), compared to Duquesne's 39.3 percent (22 of 56).
Quevyn Winters had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Dukes (8-19, 1-12), who have lost three in a row.