LORETTO, Pa. -- Idris Joyner had a season-high 28 points as Merrimack beat St. Francis (Pa.) 72-55 on Monday.
Joyner sank a free-throw line jumper before the halftime buzzer to give him 18 of Merrimack's 34 points. He finished making 11 of 12 shots.
Jaleel Lord had 13 points and seven rebounds for Merrimack (12-8, 6-1 Northeast Conference), which earned its fifth straight victory. Mikey Watkins added 10 points, and Juvaris Hayes had nine assists and six steals.
Randall Gaskins Jr. had 12 points for the Red Flash (12-6, 5-2), whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Keith Braxton added 12 points and Myles Thompson had 11. St. Francis scored a season-low 21 second-half points.
Merrimack faces Fairleigh Dickinson at home on Thursday. St. Francis (Pa.) takes on Long Island-Brooklyn on the road on Thursday.
For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25
Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Taylor and the Butler Bulldogs take on conference foe No. 21 Providence
Butler Bulldogs (9-9, 2-5 Big East) at Providence Friars (15-2, 5-1 Big East)
No. 14 Michigan State ends No. 8 Wisconsin's 7-game streak
— Malik Hall scored 14 points and No. 14 Michigan State beat No. 8 Wisconsin 86-74 on Friday night to snap the Badgers’ seven-game winning streak.
Malik Hall leads Michigan State to defeat of Wisconsin
Malik Hall puts up 14 points off the bench as he leads No. 14 Michigan State's upset of No. 8 Wisconsin, 86-74.