Nov. 24, 2012
George Washington, Dayton and St. Bonaventure won early games on a busy Saturday around Atlantic 10 men's basketball.There were seven total A-10 games, including a late tip-off for Charlotte in the Great Alaska Shootout championship round.
George Washington 80, Hofstra 56
WASHINGTON (AP) - Isaiah Armwood had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks and George Washington shot nearly 71 percent from the field in the second half during an 80-56 rout of Hofstra on Saturday.
Lasan Kromah scored 15 points and Kevin Larsen added 14 for the Colonials (2-2) who broke open a 19-15 game with a 15-1 run.
George Washington led 38-22 at halftime on 17-of-31 shooting (54.8 percent), compared to 8-of-30 shooting (26.7 percent) for the Pride (3-4).
After the break, the Colonials were even hotter, shooting 70.8 percent (17 of 24) to finish at 61.8 percent (34 of 55).
George Washington dominated Hofstra 52-22 in the paint and 40-27 on the glass.
Tara Buie, a transfer from Penn State in his first career start, scored 15 points and Jimmy Hall chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds for the Pride, who shot 31.7 percent for the game (19 of 60).
Dayton 66, Manhattan 58
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Kevin Dillard scored 20 points and Vee Sanford had a career-high 19 to propel Dayton to a 66-58 victory against Manhattan on Saturday.
Devin Oliver had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Flyers (4-1), his first double-double.
George Beamon scored 19 and Emmy Andujar 12 for the Jaspers (1-3). Manhattan didn't help its cause with 25 turnovers.
After trailing 33-28 at the half, Andujar gave the Jaspers a 47-46 lead on a 3-pointer with 7:26 to go, and Beamon's jumper extended it to 51-48 at 5:55.
Dillard's 3-pointer at the 4:23 mark - he scored seven points down the stretch - put the Flyers ahead 54-51 at 4:23, and Dayton hit 8 of 10 free throws to seal it.
Manhattan trailed by as many as 11 in the first half but closed 28-27 on Donovan Kates' 3-pointer. Dillard's 3-pointer gave Dayton the 33-28 advantage at the break.
St. Bonaventure 80, Niagara 75
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Chris Johnson tied his career high with 19 points and Demitrius Conger added 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead St. Bonaventure to an 80-75 victory over Niagara on Saturday night.
Conger made two free throws with 31 seconds remaining to break a 75-75 tie, then was 3 of 4 from the line with 1 second left after a Michael Davenport steal and a technical foul on the Purple Eagles' bench.
Marquise Simmons added 12 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for the Bonnies (3-1), who bounced back from a 72-69 loss at Canisius.
Antoine Mason had 19 points and Ameen Tanksley chipped in 16 for Niagara (2-3), which led by seven late in the first half and 33-32 at halftime.
Johnson hit a 3 to give St. Bonaventure a 38-35 lead with 17:18 remaining and the Bonnies never trailed again, although the score was tied three more times.
No. 13 Missouri 68, VCU 65
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading No. 13 Missouri to a 68-65 victory over VCU on Saturday in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.
The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds then made a move to the basket where he ducked under a VCU player and hit a flip shot as the shot clock hit zero.
Troy Daniels of VCU missed a 3 and the Tigers ran out the clock.
The Tigers lost to No. 2 Louisville in the semifinals, when they committed 23 turnovers. They had 14 against VCU. Pressey had eight turnovers against Louisville and five against the Rams.
VCU lost to No. 5 Duke in the semifinals. The Rams had been 23-6 in games following losses under coach Shaka Smart.
Negus Webster-Chan and Keion Bell had 12 points apiece for Missouri while Earnest Ross added 11.
Treveon Graham and Juvonte Reddic both had 12 points for the Rams while Rob Brandenberg added 11.
Ohio 73, Richmond 48
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Walter Offutt led four double-digit scorers with 16 points and Ohio leapt to its first 5-0 start since 1969-70 as it downed Richmond 73-48 Saturday in a nonconference affair.
Ohio trailed 38-34 with 16:12 left, but went on a 19-4 run and extended the lead wide enough to sit most of its starters for the final three minutes.
Offutt made his points on 5-of-11 shooting, plus 5 of 6 from the foul line. D.J. Cooper scored 14 points, including 12 points and three 3-point makes in the second half, while Jon Smith had 13 and Nick Kellogg had 12.
The team's other starter, Ivo Baltic, had seven points and a game-high nine rebounds, helping Ohio take a 36-26 advantage on the boards.
Derrick Williams led Richmond (4-2) with 17 points, 14 of which came in the first half.
The win was the Bobcats' 14th consecutive victory at home.