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St. Joseph's holds on against UMass

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Halil Kanacevic scored 18 points with six rebounds and five assists to lead St. Joseph's to a 73-68 win over No. 21 Massachusetts.

Ronald Roberts Jr. deposited 17 points, DeAndre Bembry had 13 points, and Chris Wilson added 12 for the Hawks (15-6, 5-2 A-10), who have won five of their last six games.

Derrick Gordon paced UMass (17-4, 4-3) with 21 points and Chaz Williams finished with 16 points and 10 assists. Cady Lalanne added 12 points in the Minutemen's second straight loss.

St. Joe's took a 41-25 lead into halftime and led by double digits for most of the second half. Following a Kanacevic tip-in, the Hawks led 66-53 and UMass would make its run.

The Minutemen followed with a 14-1 surge to tie the game 67-67 with just under 1 1/2 to play. Williams led the charge with eight points during the sequence.

Langston Galloway split a pair at the line with 56 seconds left to give St. Joe's the lead and Williams had a chance to put UMass up, but he also split a pair of free throws.

On the miss, Raphiael Putney, Trey Davis, and Sampson Carter all missed point- blank layups before Wilson ripped the board down and was immediately fouled buy Davis.

Wilson made both free throws and Kanacevic stole the ball from Gordon on the ensuing UMass possession. Papa Ndao made two free throws to push the lead to 72-68 with 13 seconds left, allowing the Hawks to hold on for the win.

Earlier, the Hawks outscored the Minutemen in the final eight minutes of the first half, 20-10, to take a 41-25 lead into the break.

Game Notes

St. Joe's shot 21-for-51 and UMass made 26-of-53 attempts ... UMass had a 37-32 edge in rebounds ... St. Joe's hosts St. Louis on Wednesday ... UMass welcomes La Salle on Wednesday.

02/01 21:19:58 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR