Daly scores 23, Saint Joseph’s advances in A-10 tourney

NCAA Basketball

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)Ryan Daly scored 23 points as Saint Joseph’s topped La Salle 72-66 in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney on Wednesday.

The No. 13-seeded Hawks advance to meet No. 5 seed, UMass on Thursday.

Jordan Hall added 17 points and seven rebounds for Saint Joseph’s (5-14). Taylor Funk added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Jack Clark had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Explorers (9-16). Scott Spencer added 11 points. Sherif Kenney, the Explorers’ leading scorer (10 ppg) scored two on 1-for-5 shooting before fouling out in 23 minutes.

While the Hawks are no strangers to the A-10 tournament, they had been 0-2 in first round games until Wednesday.

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