ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)Patrick Gardner scored 22 points and 11th-seeded Marist pulled off its second straight upset, beating No. 3 seed Quinnipiac 75-59 in the quarterfinal round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday night.
The Red Foxes (12-19), who eliminated sixth-seeded Manhattan in the first round, will play No. 10 seed Saint Peter’s in Friday’s semifinals. The Peacocks (14-17) advanced with wins over seventh-seeded Fairfield and No. 2 seed Rider.
Gardner also had nine rebounds and five blocks for Marist. Isaiah Brickner pitched in with 21 points, six rebounds and six assists. Tyler Saint-Furcy scored 10.
Dezi Jones finished with 14 points for the Bobcats (20-12). Ike Nweke scored 12 and Matt Balanc had 11 points, six rebounds and two steals.
Marist took the lead 22 seconds into the game and never relinquished it.
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