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St. Peter's beats Canisius 61-58 in MAAC quarterfinal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Quadir Welton scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and second-seeded St. Peter's held off No. 7 Canisius to win Friday night's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal 61-58.

Trevis Wyche scored 10 points for the Peacocks (19-12), who will play the winner of No. 3 Iona vs. No. 6 Rider in Sunday's semifinal.

The Peacocks scored 12 straight and led 42-25 early in the second half. Canisius closed to 53-47 on Jermaine Crumpton's dunk while St. Peter's went without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes. Crumpton's 3 with 42 seconds left made it a one-point game, 59-58, but Wyche's layup put the Peacocks up 61-58 with 13 seconds to go. Three-pointers by Crumpton and Reese rimmed out and time expired.

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Leaders
Points: K. Robertson16.1
Rebounds: P. Valenti5.9
Assists: M. Johnson4.4
FG%: P. Valenti50.1%
FT%: K. Robertson80.3%
3P%: J. Crumpton42.9%
Steals: I. Reese1.4
Blocks: S. Planincic0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Monmouth 18-2 27-7
Saint Peter's 14-6 23-13
Iona 12-8 22-13
Siena 12-8 17-17
Fairfield 11-9 16-15
Rider 10-10 18-15
Canisius 10-10 18-16
Quinnipiac 7-13 10-21
Niagara 6-14 10-23
Manhattan 5-15 10-22
Marist 5-15 8-24
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