Shavar Newkirk's free throws seal road win for Hawks

Shavar Newkirk of St. Joseph's celebrates after their victory over Duquesne at Hagan Arena on Feb. 17, 2018. Newkirk was their high scorer.


RICHMOND, Va. - Nick Robinson scored 20 points with eight rebounds and Shavar Newkirk added 18 points, including two free throws with 14 seconds left, as St. Joseph's beat Richmond, 72-70, on Saturday night.

A Robinson dunk gave the Hawks a 70-64 lead with 1 minute, 48 seconds left, but Khwan Fore made four free throws over the next minute, cutting the lead to two. The teams exchanged turnovers before Newkirk's free throws. A put-back by De'Monte Buckingham got the Spiders within 72-70 and the Hawks lost the ball out of bounds, but Nick Sherod's three-pointer bounced off the back of the rim.

Taylor Funk scored 12 points for the Hawks (13-15, 8-8 Atlantic Ten) and James Demery, who missed a loss Wednesday to George Mason with a sprained ankle, also tallied 12.

Sherod scored 20 points for the Spiders (9-19, 7-9).