NCAA Basketball

Robinson, Newkirk lead St. Joseph's over Richmond 72-70

Richmond's De'Monte Buckingham blocks a shot by Saint Joseph's Nick Robinson during an NCAA college basketball game in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Nick Robinson scored 20 points with eight rebounds and Shavar Newkirk added 18 points including two free throws with 14 seconds left in Saint Joseph's 72-70 victory over Richmond on Saturday night.

A Robinson dunk gave the Hawks a 70-64 lead with 1:48 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 long 3-pointer bounced off the back of the rim.

Taylor Funk had four 3-pointers for 12 points for the Hawks (13-15, 8-8 Atlantic 10) and James Demery, who missed a Wednesday loss to George Mason with a sprained ankle, also scored 12.

Sherod had four 3-pointers and scored 20 points with Grant Golden adding 16 and Fore 14 for the Spiders (9-19, 7-9).

Updated February 24, 2018

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