St. Joe's can't handle VCU on the road

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St. Joe's can't handle VCU on the road

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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.

Saint Joseph's gets even with La Salle

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Saint Joseph's gets even with La Salle

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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.

St. Joe's blows 17-point lead in stunning loss to UMass

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St. Joe's blows 17-point lead in stunning loss to UMass

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AMHERST, Mass. — Carl Pierre scored 21 points and his jump shot with 2.7 seconds left completed a 17-point, second-half comeback as UMass beat Saint Joseph's 80-79 on Saturday.

Pierre buried a 3 with 17.6 seconds to go to bring the Minutemen (10-17, 3-11 Atlantic 10) within 79-78. Saint Joseph's turned it over on its next possession and after Pierre's go-ahead shot, Lamarr Kimble missed a 3-point shot as time expired.

The Hawks (11-16, 4-10) led 54-37 at halftime and the two teams traded baskets to start the second half. Pierre's late score marked UMass' only lead of the game. Jonathan Laurent led UMass with 24 points and eight rebounds. The Minutemen finished 31-of-54 shooting (57.4 percent) including 10 of 21 from 3-point range. Keon Clergeot distributed seven assists to help UMass snap a two-game skid.

Chris Clover led the Hawks with 19 points and Kimble scored 14 to lead six players in double-digit scoring.