Ronald Roberts Jr. scored 22 points and Chris Wilson added a career-high 20 as Saint Joseph’s defeated Dayton 79-53 on Tuesday night, winning its fifth straight and ending a six-game streak of Dayton’s.
Jerrell Wright led the Explorers (12-13, 4-7) with 15 points and five rebounds.
Khalif Wyatt scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 7 seconds left, as Temple completed its come-from-behind 72-71 win over Dayton on Saturday.
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.
Ramone Moore scored 26 points on Saturday, and No. 24 Temple won its sixth in a row, beating Dayton 75-63 despite missing top rebounder Lavoy Allen.
Chris Wright scored 27 points to lead Dayton to an 85-81 victory over La Salle on Saturday, snapping a three-game road losing streak.