Johnson’s heroics lead Dayton past St. Louis
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)—Marcus Johnson scored eight of his 16 points in overtime and hit the game winning shot with 32 seconds left as 8th-seeded Dayton held off 9th-seeded St. Louis 63-62 in a first-round Atlantic 10 Tournament game Wednesday.
Mickey Perry added 11 points and Andres Sandoval had 10 points and five assists for the Flyers (21-9), who now face No. 10—and top-seeded—Xavier in a quarterfinal game Thursday. Dayton’s leading scorer Brian Roberts, who came into the game averaging 19 points, was held to five, which tied his season-low.
Three St. Louis players combined to score all but six points of their team’s points. Danny Brown had 24 points to lead the Billikens (16-15), while Tommie Liddell III added 21 and Kevin Lisch finished with 11.
Brown’s three-point play with 50.3 seconds left in overtime gave St. Louis a 62-61 lead. Johnson, though, came back to score on a jumper in the lane, and Brown’s left-wing jumper went off the front of the rim at the buzzer.