Nov. 18, 2012
The Atlantic 10 had five teams in action Sunday afternoon, with Dayton's win over Auburn being the headline win of the night.
Dayton 73, Auburn 63
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Kevin Dillard had 20 points and Jalen Robinson scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lead Dayton to a 73-63 victory over Auburn and take fifth place at the Charleston Classic on Sunday.
The Flyers (3-1) finished the eight-team tournament with consecutive victories, defeating Boston College here on Friday night before toppling the Tigers of the Southeastern Conference. Dayton used a 13-2 run to close the first half and take control.
Auburn (2-2) led 23-22 when Dillard began Dayton's decisive run with a pair of foul shots. Freshman Devon Scott added six points in the surge and when Matt Derenbecker hit a 3-pointer 47 seconds before halftime, the Flyers were up 35-25. Dayton led by as many as 16 points in the second half.
Frankie Sullivan had 23 points to lead the Tigers, although he was 6-of-15 overall and made just one 3-pointer.
Seton Hall 60, Rhode Island 55
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Gene Teague scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Seton Hall overcame an early 13-point deficit to beat Rhode Island 60-55 Sunday in the consolation game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament.
The Pirates (3-1) trailed for almost the entire game, taking their first lead on a driving layup by Fuquon Edwin with 37 seconds left. They held Rhode Island to just one field goal and five points over the last 10:30 of the game.
Edwin scored nine of his 12 points in the second half.
Rhode Island guard Mike Powell hit five of his six shots from 3-point range and led the Rams (0-4) with 19 points. Andre Malone added 12.
Seton Hall trailed by nine at halftime and eight with just 6:11 to play.
Minnesota 72, Richmond 57
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rodney Williams helped Minnesota rally in the second half after a sluggish start, scoring 15 points with six rebounds and four assists in the Gophers' 72-57 victory over Richmond on Sunday night.
Trevor Mbakwe had nine points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in his most extensive action of the season for the Gophers (4-0), who play No. 9 Duke next in a Thanksgiving weekend tournament in the Bahamas. Andre Hollins had 14 points, seven assists and three steals and was the primary spark during the defining stretch of the second half when the Gophers pulled away, putting them ahead for good 51-49 with a 3-pointer with 8:12 left.
Derrick Williams led the Spiders with 16 points, and Kendall Anthony added 13 points. The Spiders (3-1) were outrebounded 41-30 and squandered a 49-42 lead they built by holding the Gophers scoreless for more than four minutes.
CCSU 81, La Salle 74
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kyle Vinales led five players in double figures with 23 points and Central Connecticut State defeated La SALLE 81-74 Sunday.
Adonis Burbage made 7 of 8 shots en route to 21 points, Matt Hunter added 12, and Malcolm McMillan and Joe Efese chipped in 10 apiece for CCSU.
CCSU (2-2) jumped out to an early 20-9 lead behind eight early points from Vinales but watched La SALLE cut that deficit to 48-44 at halftime.
La SALLE's Sam Mills converted a jumper to tie the game 72-all with 3:52 left to play. But Burbage, Hunter, McMillan and Vinales combined for nine points and CCSU held the Explorers to just two points over the final three minutes.
CCSU made 14 of 16 free-throw attempts, compared to 9 of 15 for La SALLE (1-1), and knocked down 7 of 14 3-pointers.
Jerrell Wright had 19 points for La SALLE.