NCAA Men's Basketball

Saint Joseph's Hawks (6-26)


Wilson lifts George Mason over Saint Joseph's in A10 tourney

NEW YORK (AP) AJ Wilson scored a career-high 24 points as George Mason beat Saint Joseph's 77-70 to open the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament on Wednesday.

No. 12 seed George Mason will face fifth-seeded St. Bonaventure on Thursday. The Patriots will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak in the series, including a 68-57 defeat in the quarterfinals last season.

George Mason led by 14 points with 2:52 remaining in the game until Saint Joseph's made three 3-pointers on its next five possessions to get within 68-64 with just over a minute to go. But Javon Greene made six free throws in the final minute as George Mason went 9 of 12 to seal it.

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Leaders
Points: R. Daly20.6
Rebounds: R. Daly6.8
Assists: R. Daly4.3
FG%: R. Daly42.5%
FT%: R. Daly73.3%
3P%: C. Brown31.1%
Steals: R. Daly1.2
Blocks: T. Funk1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Atlantic 10 Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
3 Dayton 18-0 29-2
Richmond 14-4 24-7
Rhode Island 13-5 21-9
Saint Louis 12-6 23-8
Duquesne 11-7 21-9
St. Bonaventure 11-7 19-12
Davidson 10-8 16-14
VCU 8-10 18-13
Massachusetts 8-10 14-17
La Salle 6-12 15-15
George Washington 6-12 12-20
George Mason 5-13 17-15
Fordham 2-16 9-22
Saint Joseph's 2-16 6-26
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 69.0 (241)
Rebounds: 10.3 (154)
Assists: 12.4 (234)
FG%: 39.2% (343)
FT%: 70.5% (189)
3P%: 29.7% (330)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 79.5 (342)
Rebounds: 25.0 (211)
Assists: 14.3 (293)
FG%: 46.6% (336)
FT%: 72.5% (278)
3P%: 37.1% (338)