Atlantic 10 Conference
Langston Galloway scored a season-high 26 points to lead Saint Joseph’s to a 71-59 victory over George Washington Saturday in Atlantic 10 action.
Tyreek Duren hit a jump shot with 2 seconds left to boost La Salle over Northeastern 66-64 Saturday night in a nonconference contest.
Temple has climbed to the top of the A-10, and put on a show worthy of its standing.
Halil Kanacevic scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Saint Joseph’s hold off La Salle in a 70-66 win on Saturday.
La Salle has won three straight, and they are a perfect 11-0 at home.
The La Salle Explorers will look to make it back-to-back wins on Wednesday night, hosting George Washington University in Atlantic 10 action.
The Game of the Night in the city will be in North Philadelphia tonight, as Temple and La Salle battle.
The grind of the Atlantic 10 schedule continues Wednesday evening for both Temple and La Salle, when the two city rivals face each other at the Liacouras Center.
The Explorers have won six straight, including impressive victories over a couple of conference contenders, Xavier and UMass.
Now the Hawks get the chance to show they can win some key games on the road, as they start a three-game run on Saturday afternoon at UMass.
It was a week of emotional ups and downs for the Temple Owls (10-4).
St. Joe’s now sits at 11-4 on the season, after finding a way to win on the road at Duquesne University last night, taking an 84-82 decision in overtime.
Langston Galloway had 23 points while Carl Jones had eight of his 19 points in the final three minutes as Saint Joseph’s took third place at the Charleston Classic with a 79-75 victory over Tulsa on Sunday night.
The Hawks (8-21, 3-12) shot 4 for 13 from the field over the final 10 minutes and finished 3 of 16 from 3-point range (18.8 percent) overall.
Idris Hilliard led the Hawks with 13 points.