Dec. 31, 2012
The Atlantic 10 beat its sixth ranked men's basketball opponent this season and went 4-1 on the final night of 2012.
Saint Louis 60, No. 20 New Mexico 46
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cory Remekun scored a career-high 15 points, Cody Ellis had 13 and Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico 60-46 on Monday.
Mike McCall Jr. added 12 points for Saint Louis (10-3), which has won seven in a row.
Kendall Williams led New Mexico (13-2) with 15 points. Alex Kirk added 13 points.
New Mexico coach Steve Alford was ejected after receiving back-to-back technicals with 9:26 left in the game.
The Billikens' seven-game winning streak is their longest since they won eight in a row in 2003.
New Mexico was coming off a 55-54 upset at then-No. 8 Cincinnati on Thursday.
Saint Louis used early runs of 12-0 and 11-2 to take a 31-12 lead.
Fordham 82, Monmouth (NJ) 71
NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Gaston scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and Bryan Smith added a season-high 18 as Fordham used a strong second half to rally past Monmouth (N.J.) 82-71 Monday.
The Rams (4-10) trailed 33-28 at the break and by seven a minute into the second half. They then went on an 18-5 run, with Gaston scoring eight points, to take the lead for good.
The Hawks (5-8) got within a point on two occasions, the last time at 49-48 with 10:21 to go, but Smith knocked down two straight 3-pointers to spark an 11-2 run and Monmouth never threatened again.
Fordham, coming off a 73-48 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday, posted its highest point total of the season, as Mandell Thomas added 12 points and leading scorer Branden Frazier (16.8 points per game) chipped in 11. Ryan Canty had 14 rebounds.
Jesse Steele led Monmouth with 13 points.
Saint Joseph's 63, Drexel 49
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - C.J. Aiken scored 19 points and blocked six shots to lead Saint Joseph's to a 63-49 victory over Drexel in a nonconference game Monday.
Langston Galloway added 13 points and Carl Jones 11 for the Hawks (7-4), who scored the final 13 points of the first half and began the second with an 11-2 run for a 34-20 lead.
Aiken, who made all six of his shots, had a dunk, a block, an assist and four free throws in the first-half run, and a 3-pointer and a block in the second-half spurt.
The Dragons (4-8), who were led by Damion Lee's 21 points, got within five, 43-38 with 6:55 left, but a 3-pointer and a layup by Chris Wilson started a 17-5 stretch for the Hawks that put the game away.
Saint Joseph's enjoyed a big advantage in free throws, making 15 of 18 to Drexel's 2 of 4.
Temple 75, Bowling Green 57
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Temple won the 1,800th game in its program's history, becoming the sixth school to reach that milestone, by defeating Bowling Green 75-57 Monday in a nonconference game.
Only Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse have won more games than the Owls (10-2), who beat then-No. 3 Syracuse 83-79 in their last game Dec. 22.
Jake O'Brien scored a career-best 15 points to lead five players in double figures for Temple. Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson and Scootie Randall scored 11 points each, and Anthony Lee and Dalton Pepper had 10 apiece.
Lee and Randall both posted double-doubles, each getting 10 rebounds, and Khalif Wyatt had eight of the Owls' season-high 23 assists.
O'Brien, a graduate student, hit three 3-pointers in the first half, when Temple took a 39-25 lead, and it led by 29 points, 75-46, before the Falcons (5-8) scored the game's final 11 points.
A'uston Calhoun's 22 points led Bowling Green.
Iona 93, St. Bonaventure 74
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) - Sean Armand scored 27 points, connecting seven times from 3-point range, to lead Iona to a 93-74 victory over St. Bonaventure in a nonconference game Monday.
The Gaels (7-6) shot 64.3 percent (18 of 28) in the second half, including 62.5 percent (10 of 16) behind the arc to pull away for their first win in six tries at the Reilly Center.
Armand made 5 of 9 from long range for all 15 of his second-half points, including one at each end of a 17-5 run that increased Iona's lead to 59-45 with 12:12 remaining.
Lamont Jones added 23 points for Iona, David Laury and Taaj Ridley had 13 each, and A.J. English came off the bench to score all 11 of his points in the second half, when he made 4 of 5 3-pointers.
Demitrius Conger scored 26 points to pace the Bonnies (7-5).