(8) Saint Joseph’s outlasted (9) Cincinnati, 78-76, by a very slim margin in the first round of the West Regional. SJU took the lead with 9 seconds left in the game after senior Isaiah Miles drained a three pointer off of a pass from star DeAndre’ Bembry. Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis then seemingly tied the game at 78 off a dunk as the final buzzer sounded.
After a lengthy review by the game's referees, Ellis’ game-tying dunk was overturned. The referees decided that the dunk came after time expired, so SJU won.
Bembry scored a team-high 23 points, while Miles had 19 points. The Bearcats were led by freshman forward Jacob Evans, who scored a game-high 26 points and senior Coreontae DeBerry, who finished with 18 points.
Up next for the Hawks is (1) Oregon this Sunday in the second round of the West Regional.
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-Saint Joesph's loses to #25 Rhode Island in the Semifinal of the A-10 tournament