Johnson with double-double, Saint Louis edges Saint Joseph’s
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jalen Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Mike Crawford hit a key 3-pointer, and Saint Louis edged Saint Joseph’s 61-60 with an unusual ending on Saturday.
The Billikens were up 61-58 with five seconds left when Crawford missed a pair of free throws. The Hawks’ Jai Williams grabbed the rebound and passed to James Demery. Demery dribbled the floor and bypassed Brendan Casper, who was calling for the ball just outside the 3-point arc, and made a layup as time expired, sealing a one-point win for Saint Louis.
Crawford’s 3-pointer gave the Billikens a 59-58 lead with 1:15 to play. Johnson forced a turnover on Saint Joseph’s next possession, and Aaron Hines made a layup to stretch the lead to 61-58.
Saint Louis (10-19, 5-11 Atlantic 10) snapped a three-game losing skid.
Chris Clover scored 17 points to lead Saint Joseph’s (10-18, 3-13), which has lost eight straight.