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Saint Joseph's pulls away from George Mason in A-10 68-49

WASHINGTON (AP) Nick Robinson led a balanced attack with 14 points, Taylor Funk had a double-double and fourth-seeded Saint Joseph's pulled away for a 68-49 win over fifth-seeded George Mason on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic-10 Conference Tournament.

Funk had 12 points and 10 rebounds, James Demery had 12 points off the bench and Shavar Newkirk added 13 points for the Hawks (16-15), who face top-seeded and 25th ranked Rhode Island in the semifinals.

Saint Joseph's worked a 26-25 halftime lead up to 16 points midway through the second half but the Patriots (16-17), who swept the regulation-season series by a total of five points, had a 9-0 run to get within single digits with five minutes to go. In the last four minutes the Hawks were 9 of 10 from the foul line, closing with a 16-6 run.

Jaire Grayer had 12 points and 13 rebounds for George Mason, which went 2 of 25 from distance and shot less than 30 percent overall.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Shot clock violation turnover on Saint Joseph's 6.0
  Defensive rebound by James Demery 30.0
  Otis Livingston II missed 3-pt. jump shot 32.0
+ 2 Pierfrancesco Oliva made driving dunk, assist by Nick Robinson 44.0
  Defensive rebound by Nick Robinson 50.0
  Jaire Grayer missed 3-pt. jump shot 52.0
+ 1 Nick Robinson made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:01
+ 1 Nick Robinson made 1st of 2 free throws 1:01
  Personal foul on Jaire Grayer 1:01
  Defensive rebound by Nick Robinson 1:02
  Jaire Grayer missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:02
Team Stats
Points 49 68
Field Goals 18-61 (29.5%) 22-55 (40.0%)
3-Pointers 2-25 (8.0%) 9-20 (45.0%)
Free Throws 11-15 (73.3%) 15-19 (78.9%)
Total Rebounds 38 42
Offensive 8 4
Defensive 25 35
Team 5 3
Assists 8 17
Steals 5 5
Blocks 2 3
Turnovers 8 9
Fouls 16 14
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 13 REB
14 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo George Mason 16-17 252449
home team logo Saint Joseph's 16-15 264268
Team Stats
away team logo George Mason 16-17 72.1 PPG 37.7 RPG 12.4 APG
home team logo Saint Joseph's 16-15 70.0 PPG 38 RPG 11.6 APG
Key Players
5
J. Grayer G 10.0 PPG 3.6 RPG 1.3 APG 41.2 FG%
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N. Robinson F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Grayer G 12 PTS 13 REB 0 AST
N. Robinson F 14 PTS 9 REB 4 AST
29.5 FG% 40.0
8.0 3PT FG% 45.0
73.3 FT% 78.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Grayer 12 13 0 4/16 2/8 2/4 4 35 0 1 0 3 10
G. Mar 10 3 0 2/8 0/4 6/6 2 36 2 0 2 2 1
O. Livingston II 8 1 1 3/13 0/7 2/2 3 36 1 0 1 0 1
J. Kier 8 5 6 4/11 0/1 0/1 1 35 2 0 1 1 4
G. Calixte 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 10 0 0 3 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Grayer 12 13 0 4/16 2/8 2/4 4 35 0 1 0 3 10
G. Mar 10 3 0 2/8 0/4 6/6 2 36 2 0 2 2 1
O. Livingston II 8 1 1 3/13 0/7 2/2 3 36 1 0 1 0 1
J. Kier 8 5 6 4/11 0/1 0/1 1 35 2 0 1 1 4
G. Calixte 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 10 0 0 3 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Greene 6 4 1 3/7 0/3 0/0 1 24 0 0 0 1 3
I. Boyd 1 2 0 0/3 0/2 1/2 0 16 0 0 1 0 2
A. Wilson 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 8 0 1 0 1 1
Z. Garrett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Tempchin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. DiClementi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 49 33 8 18/61 2/25 11/15 16 200 5 2 8 8 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Robinson 14 9 4 4/9 3/5 3/3 3 36 1 1 1 0 9
S. Newkirk 13 3 5 3/12 1/4 6/6 3 32 3 0 2 0 3
T. Funk 12 10 0 5/9 2/3 0/0 4 36 1 0 1 2 8
A. Longpre 7 0 1 2/4 2/3 1/2 2 16 0 1 0 0 0
C. Clover 6 3 1 3/11 0/2 0/0 0 24 0 0 0 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Robinson 14 9 4 4/9 3/5 3/3 3 36 1 1 1 0 9
S. Newkirk 13 3 5 3/12 1/4 6/6 3 32 3 0 2 0 3
T. Funk 12 10 0 5/9 2/3 0/0 4 36 1 0 1 2 8
A. Longpre 7 0 1 2/4 2/3 1/2 2 16 0 1 0 0 0
C. Clover 6 3 1 3/11 0/2 0/0 0 24 0 0 0 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Demery 12 7 2 3/7 1/2 5/6 1 29 0 0 3 0 7
P. Oliva 4 7 4 2/3 0/1 0/2 1 27 0 1 2 1 6
J. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lodge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Booth - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Vega - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Blount - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Edwards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Freeman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 68 39 17 22/55 9/20 15/19 14 200 5 3 9 4 35