Big 5 Basketball
Miami used a 16-2 run midway through the second half to break a close game and defeat La Salle 76-59 Wednesday night.
Their ten-game winning streak and 21-5 record have earned the Temple Owls the #22 slot in this week’s AP Top 25 poll as they look ahead to a pair of Big 5 games.
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.
It will be Big 5 basketball at the Palestra on Saturday as La Salle takes on St. Joe’s.
Charles Hinkle scored a career-high 32 points for American University, which used some clutch free-throw shooting late in a 66-60 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Sunday night.
A’uston Calhoun scored 16 points, including slamming home a dunk with 13 seconds left for the game’s final margin, to lead Bowling Green over Temple 67-64 on Sunday.
Langston Galloway scored 17 points as Saint Joseph’s got off to a quick start in a 65-47 win over Penn State on Saturday.
The Temple Owls held off St. Joe’s at Hagan Arena on Wednesday night, 52-49, to win the women’s Big 5 championship and also pick up a 15th consecutive win.
It should be a fun night at the Palestra on Wednesday night as La Salle University takes on St. Joe’s in Big 5 and Atlantic 10 action.
Drexel hosts Niagara and St. Joe’s is on the road against Holy Cross.