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.
The red-hot Hawks have won 16 of their last 19 games and will look for another victory on the road Saturday at St. Bonaventure.
Tyreek Duren scored six of his 18 points in the closing minutes to help La Salle pull away and defeat St. Bonaventure 75-67 on Wednesday night.
Tyreek Duren led La Salle with 16 points.
Ramon Galloway scored 23 points to go with six boards and five assists and La Salle won its third straight game, beating St. Bonaventure 69-66 in overtime Wednesday.
Demetrius Conger had 21 points and seven rebounds, and St. Bonaventure opened a 20-point lead at halftime and held off hard-charging St. Joseph’s 73-64 on Wednesday in Atlantic 10 action.
St. Bonaventure beat Temple 81-78 Saturday and get its first road win over the Owls in 31 tries.
After dismissing Charlotte in the first round of the A-10 Tournament on Tuesday, 80-64, the St. Joe’s Hawks now head to Atlantic City for a match-up with St. Bonaventure in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon.
Megan Van Tatenhove led five players in double figures with 13 points and St. Bonaventure pulled away in the second half on Saturday, beating La Salle 68-53 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Women’s conference tournament.
Temple on the verge of a Top 25 national ranking.
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.