St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt motions to his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Dayton in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament at Barclays Center in New York, Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/J
John Minchillo
March 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Jordan Sibert scored nine of Dayton's last 11 points, including a go-ahead 3 with 1:11 left, and Kendall Pollard made a strip steal in the waning seconds to help the Flyers hold off St. Bonaventure 75-71 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Friday.

Second-seeded Dayton (24-7) will face Rhode Island (22-8) on Saturday at Barclays Center.

Marcus Posley, who scored 26 points, made a layup to pull the seventh-seeded Bonnies (18-13) within 72-71 with 12 seconds left in the game. Sibert then missed his first free throw before hitting the second one, extending the lead to 73-71 with 11.9 to go.

St. Bonaventure had one last chance to pull the upset, but Posley had the ball pulled away by Pollard as he drove toward the basket.

Pollard led the Flyers with 26 points.

Dion Wright had 24 points for the Bonnies.

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