AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Luwane Pipkins scored 27 points and made all six of his free throws in the final 35 seconds and Massachusetts completed a comeback win and beat Saint Joseph's 72-69 on Sunday.
UMass sophomore guard Luwane Pipkins is coming off a career-high 44-point performance on Wednesday in his team's overtime win over La Salle.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Otis Livingston II drilled a 25-foot buzzer-beater that hit nothing but net and lifted George Mason past Saint Joseph's 81-79 on Wednesday night, foiling a late comeback by the Hawks.
Wednesday night's action is highlighted by a Wells Fargo Center showdown between No. 1 Villanova and No. 10 Xavier.
Johnson, the leading scorer in the A-10, missed three games with an ankle injury and came back Saturday but ran out of gas.
The Owls have suffered five straight losses, in all shapes and sizes, including four to start play in the American Athletic Conference.
Behind 24 points from James Demery and 23 from Shavar Newkirk, the Hawks led by as many as 17 points and managed to pick up the Atlantic 10 victory.
Freshman Taylor Funk scored six of his 19 points in overtime to lift the Hawks, who outscored VCU 29-5 from the free-throw line.
The evening's college basketball action finds St. Joseph's hosting VCU and La Salle traveling to Rhode Island.
The Hawks shot 27.6 percent from the field in the first half, making just one of their 11 three-point attempts.
All but Penn will begin conference play this week. The Quakers have the second-biggest win in the city, behind only No. 1 Villanova.
The Hawks got 26 points from Shavar Newkirk but it wasn't enough.
Trevor Wall of St. Joseph’s Prep hit the game-winning shot as Prep defeated beat Girard College 58-56 on Dec. 8 , 2017.