ST. LOUIS — Jordan Goodwin scored a career-high 28 points to lead Saint Louis to a 70-62 victory over La Salle on Saturday night.
Saint Louis (14-12, 7-6 Atlantic 10 Conference) has won four of its last five games while La Salle (10-15, 4-8) has lost three of four.
Goodwin, a freshman guard, was 7 of 14 from the field, made 13 of 16 free throws and grabbed nine rebounds. Hasahn French added 17 points, and Javon Bess chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds for Saint Louis.
B.J. Johnson had 23 points and Isiah Deas added 15 for La Salle. The duo also grabbed 10 rebounds apiece.
Goodwin scored 10 points during a 20-6 run and the Billikens led 60-47 with five minutes remaining. La Salle answered with a 13-4 spurt to pull to 64-60 with 1:40 left. Bess and Goodwin combined for 6-of-6 shooting from the line to seal it.
WASHINGTON -- C.J. Anderson scored 21 points and Massachusetts held off La Salle 69-67 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament.
No. 13 seed UMass (13-19) will face fifth-seeded George Mason (15-16) in a Thursday quarterfinal.
Pookie Powell's 3-point play gave La Salle its last lead, 62-61, before UMass pushed ahead to 68-67 with 44 seconds to play. La Salle's B.J. Johnson blocked Unique McLean's jumper with 14 seconds remaining, but Powell missed a jumper and a 3-pointer in the final eight seconds.
Luwane Pipkins added 15 points, Malik Hines had 14 and Carl Pierre 11 for the Minutemen. Anderson and Pipkens both shot 4 of 7 from long range.
Tony Washington scored 20 points to lead No. 12 seed La Salle (13-19). Johnson and Powell chipped in 18 points apiece.
B.J. Johnson made his final start at home memorable, pumping in 27 points to lead La Salle to a 71-53 frolic over Dayton in the penultimate Atlantic 10 Conference game of the regular season Wednesday night.
The loss knocked the Flyers out of a tie with Richmond for the No. 8 seed and into a tie for the No. 9 seed with George Washington, Duquesne and LaSalle.
The Explorers honored four seniors in their final home game and each played a key role in the win. Tony Washington scored 14 points, Johnnie Shuler dished 11 assists and Amar Stukes added seven assists and made four steals.
La Salle (13-17, 7-10) took a 10-point lead in the first half, holding a 33-23 advantage at intermission, then opened the second half with a 13-5 run.
Trey Landers scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Dayton (13-16, 7-10), with Josh Cunningham and Jalen Crutcher each adding another 10 points.