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.
Charlie Brown Jr. scored 20 points and Saint Joseph's held on late to beat Massachusetts 64-62 on Saturday afternoon.
Lorenzo Edwards added 14 points for the Hawks (10-12, 3-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jared Bynum had 10 points and Taylor Funk led the team with 12 rebounds and finished with eight points.
The Hawks led 36-30 at the break but UMass surged 18-7 to open the second half, moving ahead 48-43 with 13:16 to play. The Hawks, who sent only seven players onto the court, remained within striking distance, tying the score three times before retaking the lead on a Bynum layup followed by a Brown jumper for a 58-54 edge with 3:22 remaining. Brown followed up with a pair of free throws to extend it to 60-54 and the Hawks held on for the win.
Rashaan Holloway scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Minutemen (8-14, 1-8). Curtis Cobb added 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists.
Charlie Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds and Saint Joseph's defeated Wagner 59-57 on Saturday despite going the final 4:53 without a point.
Lamarr Kimble scored 12 points for Saint Joseph's (7-5), which improved to 5-1 at home. Taylor Funk added 11 points.
Romone Saunders had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Wagner (5-6). Elijah Davis scored 12 points and Nigel Jackson added 10.
Kimble's 3-pointer gave Saint Joseph's a 59-52 lead at the 4:53 mark but the Hawks missed their last four attempts and finished 20 of 48 from the field (42 percent). The Seahawks scored only five points over those final minutes and finished 22 of 61 from the field (36 percent). Neither team scored in the final 1:29 after a driving layup by Saunders drew Wagner within two points.