NCAA Men's Basketball

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Braxton's 24 points leads St. Francis (PA) past Bryant

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) Keith Braxton scored 24 points and No. 2 seed St. Francis (PA) beat seventh-seeded Bryant 87-61 in Northeast Conference Tournament quarterfinal action Wednesday night.

The Red Flash (21-9) advance to play third seed Sacred Heart on Saturday.

St. Francis built a 22-4 lead and was never threatened. Tyler Stewart's 3-pointer with 10:51 before halftime gave the Red Flash their first 20-point lead at 30-10. Randall Gaskins Jr. added 20 points for the Red Flash and Tyler Stewart and Myles Thompson each scored 11.

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Leaders
Points: A. Grant16.3
Rebounds: P. Harding8.8
Assists: M. Green III3.1
FG%: A. Grant39.3%
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: A. Grant36.6%
Steals: I. Ndugba1.3
Blocks: H. Elisias2.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Northeast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Merrimack 14-4 20-11
Saint Francis U 13-5 22-10
Robert Morris 13-5 20-14
Sacred Heart 12-6 20-13
LIU 9-9 15-18
Fairleigh Dickinson 9-9 11-19
Bryant 7-11 15-17
St. Francis Brooklyn 7-11 13-18
Mount St. Mary's 7-11 11-21
Wagner 5-13 8-21
Central Connecticut State 3-15 4-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.0 (180)
Rebounds: 12.2 (26)
Assists: 13.8 (113)
FG%: 41.5% (292)
FT%: 67.7% (277)
3P%: 32.1% (241)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.5 (183)
Rebounds: 28.1 (19)
Assists: 12.6 (185)
FG%: 41.3% (83)
FT%: 67.9% (43)
3P%: 31.2% (80)