St. Joe’s beats Dayton 70-67 in A10

Dayton Flyers Jordan Sibert gets past Saint Louis University Billikens Jake Barnett for two points in the second half at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on March 5, 2014. Dayton defeated Saint Louis 72-67. UPI/Bill Greenblatt


NEW YORK (AP) — Langston Galloway made a go-ahead 3 with 17.9 seconds left and finished with 31 points as St. Joseph’s beat Dayton 70-67 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Friday.

St. Joseph’s completed a three-game sweep of the Flyers (23-10) in a game matching teams hoping to land, though far from locks to receive, at-large NCAA tournament bids.

Matt Kavanaugh made a baseline jumper to give Dayton a 67-66 lead with 40 seconds left.

Galloway, who beat the Flyers in the regular season by banking in a late 3, cleared some space at the top of the key with his left forearm and nailed a 3 over Kyle Davis to put the Hawks (22-9) up 69-67.

Devin Oliver missed a 3 with the clock winding down and DeAndre Bembry rebounded for the Hawks with a second left.

St. Joe’s advances to the semifinals Saturday to face St. Bonaventure.