Saint Joseph's wins 2014 Atlantic 10 basketball tournament: Hawks edge VCU, 65-61

Mike Lawrie

St. Joe's has an official bid to the NCAA Tournament, riding 19 points from Langston Galloway.

Saint Joseph's defeated VCU to win the Atlantic 10 Tournament, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, 65-61. The Hawks handled the Rams' press, managing just 12 turnovers in the game.

Ronald Roberts Jr. led the way for St. Joe's, notching a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Roberts hit all six of his shots, powering the Hawks in the paint. Fellow forward Halil Kanacevic also finished with a double-double, tallying 11 points and 14 boards.

Rob Brandenberg had a team-high 18 points for VCU, including three three-pointers. Treveon Graham stuffed the stat sheet, finishing with 15 points, nine rebounds and even a pair of steals.

With the automatic bid, St. Joe's pops itself off the bubble. Even in defeat, VCU is certain to receive an at-large bid. The A-10 as a whole could get as many as six teams in, which would be one more than the five bids its received in last year's tournament.

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