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St. Joe’s Wins Atlantic 10 Tourney

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The Saint Joseph's Hawks celebrate after defeating the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the Championship game of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 16, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Hawks beat the Rams 65-61. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks celebrate after defeating the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the Championship game of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 16, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Hawks beat the Rams 65-61. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (AP)- Langston Galloway scored 19 points and hit yet another huge 3-pointer, and Saint Joseph’s beat No. 23 VCU 65-61 on Sunday to win its first Atlantic 10 tournament title since 1997.

The fourth-seeded Hawks arrived in Brooklyn on the NCAA tournament bubble. They all but clinched an at-large berth with a win over fellow bubble team Dayton in Friday’s quarterfinals on Galloway’s go-ahead 3, then made that moot by capturing the conference’s automatic bid.

The second-seeded Rams have reached the A-10 tourney finals in both years in the league, but lost both times.

Fellow senior Ronald Roberts had 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting and 11 rebounds for Saint Joseph’s.

Rob Brandenberg led VCU with 18 points, but Galloway got just enough separation on him to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with more than two minutes left.

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