Delaware cut the lead to one late, but Notre Dame held on for a 80-75 victory over the Blue Hens on Saturday in the first round of the Gotham Classic.
Drexel coach Bruiser Flint was all smiles despite a 72-67 loss to No. 22 UCLA.
Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
UCLA says two of its freshmen basketball recruits have not yet received final amateurism certification from the NCAA and is disputing what it calls “misleading and inaccurate public reports” regarding its incoming class.
Devon White scored 15 points to lead La Salle, which made just two of 14 from three-point range.