Scores

Final

Richmond 51

(14-15, 8-8 A 10)

Saint Joseph's 63

(18-10, 14-2 A 10)

    12:00 PM ET, March 10, 2005

    1 2 T
    RICH 28 2351
    JOES 35 2863

    Top Performers

    Richmond: J. Bucknor 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Saint Joseph's: D. Mallon 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mallon scores 17, Carroll 16 to lead Hawks

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Junior Dave Mallon scored a career-high 17 points as Saint Joseph's beat Richmond 63-51 on Thursday and advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

    Conference co-player of the year Pat Carroll added 16 points for the Hawks (18-10), who have the tournament's top seed and have won seven of their last eight games.

    Saint Joseph's, which finished first in the East Division, avoided a second consecutive quarterfinal upset in the tournament. Last year, the Hawks were 27-0 before losing to Xavier 87-67 in the A-10 tournament quarterfinals in Dayton.

    Andres Sandoval and Jermaine Bucknor each scored 11 points to lead the Spiders (14-15), who had the third-worst record in the tournament field.

    Mallon averaged 3.1 points per game during the regular season. His previous career-high was nine at La Salle on January 15. He scored 12 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer with 5:02 left that gave Saint Joseph's its largest lead, 30-18.

    The Spiders fought back to cut the lead to 30-28 before halftime, but Carroll finished the half with five unanswered points. He and Mallon each sank three free throws while Saint Joseph's opened the second half with a 10-6 spurt for a 45-34 lead.

    Carroll, one of the conference's most accurate 3-point shooters, went only 3-of-14 from behind the arc. The senior guard had made 49.3 percent of his 3-point attempts in the last 17 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICH
    JOES
    Points 51 63
    FG Made-Attempted 19-51 (.373) 19-50 (.380)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 7-23 (.304)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 18-28 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 14

    2004-05 Season

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