Atlantic 10 Tournament
Halil Kanacevic had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and Saint Joseph’s reached the finals of the Atlantic 10 tournament for the first time since 2008 with a 67-48 win over St. Bonaventure on Saturday.
Langston Galloway pushed St. Joseph’s past Dayton with a late 3, giving the Hawks’ NCAA hopes a boost and sending the Flyers home for a couple of nervous days, hoping for a bid to the big tournament.
After a 21-8 regular season, the La Salle Explorers earned a first round bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
La Salle (#6) beat Dayton (#3), 6-5, in 13 innings, scoring the winning run on an error.
For the second straight season, the La Salle baseball team has qualified for the Atlantic 10 Baseball Tournament, which will once again be played at Campbell’s Field in Camden, NJ.
The La Salle University baseball team is in a dogfight for one of the six spots in this year’s Atlantic-10 Tournament, and one big reason for their success has been sophomore closer Pat Christensen.
Temple, Drexel, and St. Joe’s are all still alive in the women’s basketball postseason.
Chris Wright had 17 points, 15 rebounds and five assists and Dayton advanced to the championship game for the first time since 2004 with a 64-61 victory over stubborn Saint Joseph’s on Saturday.
The Atlantic-10 Tournament kicks into high gear today with quarterfinal action in Atlantic City, NJ. The marquee match-up of the day will feature Big 5 foes Temple and La Salle facing off about 7 PM.
Langston Galloway scored six of his 15 points in overtime and St. Joseph’s University opened the extra session with a 12-0 run to upset George Washington, 71-59, Tuesday night in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Steve Weingarten hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 32 seconds left in the second overtime as 10th-seeded La Salle University knocked off seventh-seeded St. Bonaventure, 75-73.
The Hawks (8-21, 3-12) shot 4 for 13 from the field over the final 10 minutes and finished 3 of 16 from 3-point range (18.8 percent) overall.
Juan Fernandez scored 19 points and Lavoy Allen added 14 (with 18 rebounds) as Temple University defeated the University of Massachusetts, 73-67, in overtime on Wednesday night.