NEW YORK — Charlie Brown Jr. scored 28 points as 10th seeded Saint Joseph's upset 7th seeded Duquesne 92-86 in the third of four second round Atlantic 10 Tournament games Thursday.
Jared Bynum had 16 and Chris Clover added 15 for Saint Joseph's (14-18), who will meet second-seeded Davidson in a quarterfinal game Friday. The teams split the regular season series as both teams won at home.
Eric Williams Jr. led the Dukes (19-13) with 23 points. Lamar Norman Jr. added 18, and Marcus Weathers finished with 17.
The game was played at a high pace from the opening tipoff, as both teams looked to attack the rim. Saint Joseph's finished the game having shot 48 percent from the field (29 for 61) and 38 percent from 3 (11 for 29), while Duquesne made 47 percent of its shots (31 for 66), including 9 for 24 (38 percent) from 3.
Saint Joseph's used a 9-0 run over a 1:39 span late in the second half to turn a 75-74 lead into an 84-74 advantage. A Williams Jr. layup and free throw with 47 seconds left would bring Duquesne within five, 89-84, but Brown made two free throws, and Bynum would add another to put the game out of reach.
RICHMOND, Va. — Marcus Evans had 23 points as VCU won its 12th consecutive game, topping Saint Joseph's 75-63 on Friday night.
Issac Vann had 15 points for VCU (25-6, 16-2 Atlantic 10 Conference). De'Riante Jenkins added 11 points and six rebounds. Marcus Santos-Silva had nine rebounds for the hosts.
Charlie Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks (13-18, 6-12). Lamarr Kimble added 15 points. Jared Bynum had 10 points.
Chris Clover had 19 points as Saint Joseph's defeated La Salle 72-62 on Saturday.
Lamarr Kimble had 18 points for Saint Joseph's (13-16, 6-10 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jared Bynum added 11 points.
Charlie Brown, who led the Hawks in scoring entering the matchup with 20 points per game, scored only nine points on 2-of-13 shooting.
The Hawks forced a season-high 21 turnovers.
Saul Phiri had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Explorers (9-19, 7-9). Isiah Deas added 13 points. He also had seven turnovers but only one assist. Traci Carter had 11 points and six assists.
The Hawks evened the season series against the Explorers with the win. La Salle defeated Saint Joseph's 83-69 on Feb. 5. Saint Joseph's faces Rhode Island at home on Tuesday. La Salle plays Dayton on the road on Wednesday.