Updated at: 11/16/2012 10:35 PM
By JIM O'CONNELL
(AP) NEW YORK - Ronald Roberts had 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s to a 79-70 overtime victory over No. 20 Notre Dame on Friday night in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night at Barclays Center.
Roberts scored the first seven points of the overtime as the Hawks pulled away, outscoring the Fighting Irish 13-4 in the extra 5 minutes.
Saint Joseph’s closed regulation on an 8-0 run to tie it at 66.
The Hawks (2-0) will play Florida State in Saturday night’s championship game. The Seminoles (3-0) beat BYU 88-70.
Jack Cooley had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (2-1), who didn’t score over the final 4 minutes of regulation and first 4 minutes of overtime.
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