The Atlantic 10 got seven wins Tuesday night men's basketball action.
Richmond 86, William &, Mary 78
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Darien Brothers led five players in double-figures with 20 points to help Richmond pull away from William & Mary 86-78 in overtime Wednesday night in the 198th meeting between the programs.
Derrick Williams added 17, Kendall Anthony 15, Greg Robbins 14, and Cedrick Lindsay 12. Williams also grabbed 11 rebounds for the Spiders (5-2) while Lindsay, who missed the previous two games with a concussion, dished out a team high six assists.
Richmond led 76-72 in overtime before Marcus Thornton hit a 3-pointer to draw the Tribe (4-2) within 76-75 with 2:07 left. But the Spiders outscored William & Mary 8-3 over the final 2 minutes to put the game away.
Richmond outshot William & Mary 50 percent (28 of 56) to 48.3 percent (29 of 60) and made a season-high 90 percent (19 of 21) of its free throws.
Thornton led the Tribe with 22 points.
Temple 54, Buffalo 39
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Anthony Lee scored 10 points and Temple used stifling defense to defeat Buffalo 54-39 Wednesday night and improve to 4-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
The Owls took a 13-2 lead en route to a 31-16 halftime advantage. Lee, whose tip-in stunned the Bulls in last season's 87-85 overtime win in Philadelphia, scored eight first-half points as Temple shot 50 percent (12 of 24) while limiting Buffalo to 23.1 percent (6 of 26).
The Owls cooled off to 22.2 percent in the second half (6 of 27), but made 10 of 12 free throws. After the break, Buffalo (2-6) shot 42.3 percent (11 of 26), although missing its only free throw.
Temple held an opponent under 40 points for the first time since beating Bowling Green 63-39 on Dec. 28, 2009.
The output was Buffalo's lowest since losing to Miami (Ohio) 63-35 on Feb. 22, 2002.
UMass 64, Siena 63
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Chaz Williams made a layup with 4 seconds left to push Massachusetts to a 64-63 victory over Siena on Wednesday.
Williams led the Minutemen (3-2) with 23 points, and Terrell Vinson scored 18.
Evan Hymes led Siena (2-5) with 15 points, O.D. Anosike had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Rob Poole scored 11.
Siena held a 63-60 advantage with 2:04 remaining but did not score again. Jesse Morgan's layup with 51 seconds left pulled the Minutemen to 63-62.
Massachusetts took its first lead of the second half at 44-43 on Sampson Carter's jumper with 11:54 left.
The Saints led 34-24 at the break, outshooting the Minutemen from the field 52.4 percent (11 of 21) to 31.3 percent (10 of 28). Massachusetts scored the last five points of the half on William's 3-pointer and Vinson's layup with 7 seconds left to close the gap.
Duquesne 73, Appalachian St. 72
BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Jerry Jones scored a career-high 22 points and Quevyn Winters hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left as Duquesne evaded an Appalachian State comeback attempt for a 73-72, nonconference win Wednesday night.
The Dukes (3-3) led 47-33 at halftime, but the Mountaineers (1-5) opened the second half on an 18-4 run to tie the game 51-all on Nathan Healy's 3-pointer with 11:08 to play.
The teams exchanged the lead nine times over the final 11 minutes, with Winters' 3-ball proving the decisive blow. Jones hit two free throws with 15 seconds left before Jay Canty made a layup to set the final score.
Jones netted his points on 8-of-10 shooting, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, and also had three steals.
Healy led Appalachian State with 21 points, with Tab Hamilton pitching in 19, including five 3-pointers. Canty had 15 points and 10 assists.
George Washington 54, James Madison 53
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald scored 12 points apiece to lead George Washington to a 53-52 win over James Madison on Wednesday in the home opener for the Dukes.
Larsen and McDonald each made five shots from the field while Lasan Kromah, who had led George Washington (3-3) in scoring the past two games, finished with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting.
The game went back-and-forth, as neither team led by more than four. Charles Cooke broke the games' seventh tie with a free throw to put James Madison (1-5) up 48-47 with 3:12 left.
But the Dukes would not see the lead again, as Larsen hit a layup to help George Washington retake the lead, 52-48, and Patricio Garino hit a 3-pointer to put the Colonials ahead for good.
James Madison scored just one basket over the final two minutes before Andre Nation sank a desperation heave at the buzzer.
VCU 92, Stetson 56
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Juvonte Reddic led four Virginia Commonwealth players in double-figures with 20 points and the Rams shot 52.2 percent (36 of 69) from the field en route to a 92-56 win over Stetson on Wednesday night.
Rob Brandenberg and Jarred Guest added 17 apiece and Briante Weber chipped in 11. Guest also pulled down 10 rebounds for VCU, which held a 41-31 rebounding edge.
VCU's (4-3) control of the boards led to 50 points in the paint and 20 second-chance points.
The Hatters (2-3) shot 26.3 percent (5 of 19) in the first half, trailing by as much as 19 points, 36-17, on a dunk from Reddic.
Stetson committed 22 turnovers, compared to just eight for VCU, and allowed the Rams to score 32 points off those errors.
Joel Naburgs and Chris Perez led Stetson with 16 and 15 points, but only one other Hatter scored more than four points.
Saint Joseph's 74, American U. 55
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Langston Galloway scored 18 points, surpassing 1,000 for his career, to lead Saint Joseph's to a 74-55 victory against American University on Wednesday.
C.J. Aiken and Carl Jones had 16 points apiece for the Hawks (4-1), Chris Wilson contributed 15, and Ronald Roberts Jr. grabbed 11 rebounds.
Stephen Lumpkins led American (2-4) with 18 points, Tony Wroblicky scored 14, John Schoof 12 and Daniel Munoz 10.
After Lumpkins hit a jumper for a 28-21 lead with 2:26 left in the first half, Saint Joseph's scored 11 points in a row, including 3-pointers from Galloway, Wilson and Aiken en route to a 32-28 lead at the break.
Carl Jones made two 3-pointers and a free throw to build Saint Joseph's lead to 39-30. Two free throws by Galloway and another 3-pointer from Jones made it 48-36 at the 14:48 mark, and the Hawks cruised to the victory.
Weber St. 62, Dayton 61
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Kyle Tresnak scored 16 points and Scott Bamforth added 15 as Weber State rallied from a seven-point deficit, then held off Dayton 62-61 Wednesday night.
Trailing 27-20, the Wildcats (2-2) went on a 16-2 run, with Bamforth scoring eight straight points in the spree, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Dayton (4-2) used a 7-0 spurt to tie it at 38, but couldn't pull ahead until a Josh Benson three-point play with 2:34 to go made it 57-56.
Tresnak knotted the game with a free throw, then Bamforth hit a 3 with 1:26 remaining.
Benson trimmed the deficit to 60-59 with two free throws, which Bamforth matched with 8 seconds left. Devin Oliver made a layup with 1 second remaining for the final margin as the Flyers saw their three-game winning streak end.
Kevin Dillard led Dayton with 18 points and Benson had 17 in the first meeting between the programs.
Ohio 69, St. Bonaventure 64
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - D.J. Cooper's 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining and his two free throws 19 seconds later helped Ohio remain unbeaten with a 69-64 nonconference victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night.
The Bobcats, off to their first 6-0 start since 1969-70, led 53-45 before the Bonnies (3-2) used an 11-0 run to take a 56-53 lead at the 6:52 mark of the second half.
Chris Johnson's jumper with 49 seconds remaining gave St. Bonaventure its final lead, 64-63, before Cooper answered with his 3-pointer.
There were 15 lead changes and seven ties in the game.
Cooper finished with 16 points and eight assists for the Bobcats. He had 43 points and 13 assists the last time the teams met, a 112-107 St. Bonaventure victory two seasons ago. Walter Offutt added 14 points and Nick Kellogg 13.
Eric Mosley paced St. Bonaventure with 19 points and Johnson added 17.
George Mason 55, Rhode Island 52
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Sherrod Wright scored 14 points and Erik Copes grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds as George Mason blew a double-digit lead, then held on to beat Rhode Island 55-52 Wednesday night.
The Patriots (5-2) led by as many as 16 and 35-22 at halftime.
The Rams (1-6) pulled ahead 38-37 with 12:44 remaining, with Xavier Munford scoring eight points in the 16-2 run, but their lead lasted just 21 seconds.
The game was tied three more times before George Mason built a five-point lead, capped by a Wright layup with 3:09 left.
Rhode Island got within two, at 54-52 with 2:10 left, but missed its final three field goal attempts, including Nikola Malesevic's 3-point try with 3 seconds remaining.
George Mason had a 50-31 rebounding advantage, and its 19 offensive boards resulted in 22 second-chance points.
Munford's 24 points led the Rams, who made only 13 of 26 free throw attempts.
Washington 66, Saint Louis 61
SEATTLE (AP) - C.J. Wilcox finished 27 points, just off his career-high, Aziz N'Diaye scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Washington snapped a two-game home losing streak by holding on for a 66-61 win over Saint Louis on Wednesday night.
Thinned by injuries, the Huskies (3-3) went just seven players deep, but had enough to overcome the Billikens (3-3) and avenge a 13-point loss last season in St. Louis.
Wilcox had one of the most efficient games in Washington history, hitting 11 of 13 shots, including 4 of 5 on 3-pointers. He just missed his career high of 28 set in Saturday's home loss to Colorado State. The Huskies avoided their first three-game home non-conference losing streak since 1994.
Cody Ellis led the Billikens with 14 points off the bench. It was Saint Louis' last game away from home before conference play begins in early January.