GAME DETAILS
Dayton 75, Saint Louis 65
Atlantic 10 Championship Semifinals
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 11 a.m. (ET)
Richmond Coliseum | Richmond, Virginia

THE BASICS
Jackie Kemph scored a game- and season-high 27 points, but top-seeded Dayton posted a 75-65 victory over fourth-seeded Saint Louis in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship semifinals Saturday at Richmond Coliseum.
•The Billikens slipped to 24-8, while Dayton improved to 21-9.
•Saint Louis will await the March 13 announcement of the 64-team WNIT field.

HOW IT HAPPENED
•As they did in Friday's quarterfinal win over Fordham, the Billikens sizzled from 3-point range at the outset. SLU connected on 5-of-6 from beyond the arc in the first quarter and led 21-12 after the opening 10 minutes.
•Saint Louis increased the margin to 11 points on its initial second-quarter possession, but Dayton outscored the Bills 25-10 the rest of the period to take a 37-33 halftime edge.
•Dayton gradually pulled away in the third quarter and led by 16 before Kemph's three-point play in the closing seconds made it 62-49.
Jordyn Frantz buried a pair of 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to keep SLU in contention. Later, a trey by Jenny Vliet sparked a 9-1 run that narrowed the Dayton lead to 70-65 with 3:45 remaining.
•Dayton did not record a field goal over the final 7:44 of the game, but the Billikens would draw no closer than five.

BILLIKEN NOTABLES
•Kemph, whose 27 points were just one shy of her career high, was 10-of-18 from the field overall and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. She added a game-high six assists to bring her season total to 239, tying the SLU single-season record she set last year.
•Kemph moved into seventh place on the Saint Louis career scoring list (1,356 points).
•Vliet was 3-of-4 from 3-point range and finished with 13 points. She added three assists, two blocks and two steals.
•Frantz tallied three treys and registered 10 points.
Maddison Gits had seven points and tied Olivia Jakubicek for team-high honors with six rebounds.

DAYTON LEADERS
•Alex Harris, 12 points, 18 rebounds, three blocks; Saicha Grant-Allen, 13 points, nine rebounds; Jenna Burdette, 13 points, four assists; Kelley Austria, 10 points; Andrijana Cvitkovic, nine points; Javonna Layfield, eight rebounds; Lauren Cannatelli, five assists.