St. Joe's survives on the road to beat UIC in overtime

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St. Joe's survives on the road to beat UIC in overtime

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CHICAGO -- James Demery had six of his 25 points in overtime, including a key 3-point play in the final minute, and Saint Joseph's powered past UIC 86-82 on Monday night.

Demery's 3-point play made it 83-78 with 39 seconds left and he added 1 of 2 free throws to make it a four-point lead for the Hawks (1-1) at 13 seconds. He finished two points short of the career-high 27 he set against Fordham on Jan. 7.

The Flames (1-1) had a 16-3 run to lead 67-56 on Godwin Boahen's layup with 6:48 to go in the second half.

Saint Joseph's responded with 11 straight points to tie, UIC then scored six straight to lead 73-67 with 1:19 left, and the Hawks finished with a 7-1 run to force overtime.

Taylor Funk finished with 22 points and made four 3-pointers -- two during the 11-0 run that got the Hawks back into contention and one with 26 seconds left in regulation that forced overtime. Shavar Newkirk added 16 points.

Dikembe Dixson led the Flames with 23 points, Marcus Ottey scored 17 and Tarkus Ferguson 15.

St. Joe's tops Maine in 1st meeting between schools

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St. Joe's tops Maine in 1st meeting between schools

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James Demery scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, Shavar Newkirk also had 19 points and Saint Joseph's turned back Maine 72-59 on Sunday in the first meeting between the schools.

The Owls (5-5) scored 18 points off 17 Maine turnovers and only gave the ball away three times, their fewest of the season.

Isaiah White had five 3-pointers and 21 points for Maine (3-9). Aaron Calixte added 14 points, Ilker Er had 13 and Andrew Fleming grabbed 11 boards.

Saint Joseph's quickly stretched a 30-27 halftime lead to 12 points as Newkirk and Pierfrancesco Oliva knocked down 3-pointers. The Black Bears were never able to mount a run and failed to get to the foul line, going 2 for 2 for the game.

Temple ended a two-game losing streak after falling to Big Five rivals Villanova and Temple.

Balanced St. Joe's cruises to win over Bucknell

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Balanced St. Joe's cruises to win over Bucknell

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James Demery scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Saint Joseph's beat Bucknell 83-70 on Wednesday night.

Demery was 8 of 18 from the field for the Hawks (4-3). Shavar Newkirk added 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Chris Clover had 17 points while Pierfrancesco Oliva grabbed 10 rebounds. The team averaged 41 percent shooting from the field compared to 34 percent for Bucknell.

The Hawks took an early lead and a Robinson layup gave them a 27-16 advantage with 7:06 left in the first half. They were up 40-27 at the break.

Saint Joseph's led by double figures throughout the second half and Taylor Funk sank a layup and a 3-pointer back-to-back to stretch it to 60-39 with 11:23 to play.

Nana Foulland scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds for the Bison (3-5). Zach Thomas added 15 points and led the team with a career-best 19 rebounds.