Perkins provides spark off bench, Billikens top Saint Joseph’s 78-73
Both teams shot 43 percent and the Hawks (4-18, 0-9 Atlantic 10) made seven more 3-pointers, but the Billikens (17-5, 6-3) were 21 of 28 at the line, compared to 15 of 17 from the Hawks, and scored 22 points off 16 turnovers.
Perkins scored six straight points to give the Billikens their largest lead, 71-62, with four minutes to go.
Ryan Daly, who scored a career-high 35 points, then led the Hawks back within two with a minute to go by scoring all 11 points, including three of his six 3-pointers, in an 11-4 run. He then missed his next try from the arc with 19 seconds left, and Perkins sank two free throws for a 77-73 lead with 12 seconds remaining. Lorenzo Edwards missed a 3-point try for Saint Joseph’s before Jacobs added a final free throw.