St. Joseph in A-10 Final After Upsetting Xavier

Kansas nips Nebraska while Georgetown rolls over West Virginia
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2008 1:59 AM CDT
Xavier's C.J. Anderson, left, shoots over St. Joseph's Rob Ferguson in the first half of a semifinal game in the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday, March 14, 2008....   (AP Photo/David Gard)
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(Newser) – St. Joseph's moved within one game of its first NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons with a 61-53 upset win over No. 10 Xavier. The Hawks will face fellow Big Five school Temple for the Atlantic 10 championship and a berth in the Big Dance, reports AP. Pat Calathes scored 24 points to lead St. Joe's. In other college hoops action:

  • Kansas overcame a sluggish start and 18 turnovers with a 20-4 run and defeated a less-talented Nebraska squad, 64-54.
  • Roy Hibbert scored 25 points and collected 10 offensive rebounds, and Georgetown held West Virginia scoreless for eight minutes in the second half of a 72-55 victory to advance to the Big East tournament final for the second straight year.