Roby’s late free throw wins it as SLU beats St. Joseph 60-59
PHILADELPHIA — Jalen Johnson and Aaron Hines each scored 11 points and Davell Roby’s free throw with three seconds left gave St. Louis a 60-59 win over St. Joseph’s on Wednesday night.
Johnson made a 3-pointer with 1:52 left and St. Louis led 59-53. Taylor Funk made a layup, and after Javon Bess turned it over, Shavar Newkirk buried a 3 to bring St. Joseph’s within a point. Jordan Goodwin committed a turnover before Aaron Hines fouled Newkirk who went to the line and made 1 of 2 to tie with 13 seconds left. Newkirk fouled Roby who went to the line and made 1 of 2.
Nick Robinson’s 3 gave the Hawks their last lead at 51-50 before Johnson’s 3 with 3:08 put St. Louis (12-11, 5-5 Atlantic 10) back up. Hasahn French and Roby each scored 10. Roby made up for 1-of-13 shooting from the field with a 7-of-10 effort from the foul line. French and Roby combined for 17 rebounds.
Funk led the Hawks (9-12, 4-5) with 21 points and Newkirk scored 16.