A Preview Of VCU’s Next Opponent, Saint Joseph’s

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Saint Joseph’s is coming into their next game against VCU on a 4 game losing streak and a 10-14 record overall. Here is a summary of their last 2 games against Massachusetts and Dayton.  
Dayton holds off St. Joseph’s 77-70 behind Pollard’s 19 PTs
Feb 7, 2017

Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio — Kendall Pollard scored 19 points, Charles Cooke added 16 points and Dayton took control in the second half on its way to a 77-70 win against Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday night.
Pollard’s jumper put Dayton up 55-44 with 10:52 left. Following Jai Williams’ dunk for the Hawks, Cooke hit a 3 and Xeyrius Williams added a jumper less than a minute later to put the Flyers up 60-46.
But St. Joseph’s promptly went on a 17-6 run and closed to within 66-63 on Lamarr Kimble’s 3 with 3:42 to play. Kimble scored nine points during the outburst, but the Hawks couldn’t get closer. Williams countered with a layup and Scoochie Smith added a 3 to blunt the comeback.
Dayton (18-5, 9-2 Atlantic 10) pushed the pace and outscored St. Joseph’s 18-2 in fast-break points.
Smith finished with 13 points and Williams had 11 for the Flyers.
Kimble led St. Joseph’s (10-13, 3-8) with 25 points and 10 assists -his first career double-double — and Charlie Brown scored 17.

Clark, Pipkins spark leads UMass over Saint Joseph’s
Feb 11, 2017

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Donte Clark scored 24 points and Luwane Pipkins 19, with both hitting four 3-pointers, and Massachusetts defeated Saint Joseph’s 87-76 on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak.
Zach Lewis added 11 points and Rashaan Holloway 10 points and nine rebounds for the Minutemen (13-12, 3-9 Atlantic 10), who made 26 of 32 free throws for 81 percent, 16 percent better than their average.
Charlie Brown made four 3-pointers and scored 15 points with eight rebounds for the Hawks (10-14, 3-9), who have lost four straight.
Clark and Pipkins made all of their 3-pointers in the first half when they scored 18 and 12 points, respectively, for a 43-35 lead.
St. Joseph’s tied the game at 55 with 10:24 left but DeJon Jarreau had a steal and layup, Pipkins a 3-point play and Holloway a bucket to put UMass ahead by seven, and the Minutemen took their largest lead at 75-62 on a spinning drive by Jarreau with under three minutes left.

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