PHILADELPHIA -- C.J. Aiken led four Saint Joseph's players in double figures with 15 points as they beat Rhode Island 81-44 Wednesday night in Atlantic 10 Conference action.
Ronald Roberts scored 13 points, Chris Wilson added 11 and Carl Jones chipped in 10 to help Saint Joseph's (17-11, 8-7) win its sixth straight home game and clinch a berth in next week's Atlantic 10 championship.
On top 14-10 with 10:52 left in the half, the Hawks closed out the period on a 25-10 run to take a 39-20 lead into halftime.
Saint Joseph's led by double figures the entire the second half and was up by as many as 37 points.
The Hawks shot 52.9 percent (27 of 51) compared to Rhode Island's 29 percent (18 of 62) for the game.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.