Men’s College Basketball
Temple, which led 37-21 at the half, made 14 of 38 shots from inside the 3-point circle but went 16 of 33 behind the arc.
La Salle gained ground in the second half, outshooting the Eagles 15-11 in the first 13 minutes, then cut the lead to two, 56-54, on a 3-pointer by Jordan Price with 21 seconds to play.
Damion Lee scored 24 points and had five rebounds and four assists for Drexel (2-7). Rashann London scored a career-high 17 and Tavon Allen had 10.
Will Cummings scored 22 points, sinking 15 of 17 from the free throw line, to lead Temple past Towson 76-64 on Wednesday night.
JayVaughn Pinkston had the go-ahead basket and game-saving block in the final minute to lift No. 12 Villanova over No. 19 Michigan 60-55 in the Legends Classic championship game Tuesday night.
Mark Williams scored a career-high 24 points and Temple defeated Penn 76-67 for a Big 5 victory on Tuesday night.
The loss ended a great season for the Hawks, who finished 21-10 and had their dreams dashed of possibly facing Villanova in the second round on Saturday.
Langston Galloway pushed St. Joseph’s past Dayton with a late 3, giving the Hawks’ NCAA hopes a boost and sending the Flyers home for a couple of nervous days, hoping for a bid to the big tournament.
Dau Jok scored 21 points — including 15 in the first half — and grabbed seven rebounds as Pennsylvania hung on to prevail 69-65 over Cornell on Saturday night.
Scott Eatherton scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as fifth-seeded Northeastern beat fourth-seeded Drexel 90-81 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points to lead No. 6 Villanova to a dominating 77-59 victory over Georgetown on Saturday, preserving the Wildcats’ hopes of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Quenton DeCosey hit a one-handed runner as time expired, lifting Temple to a 66-65 victory against South Florida on Saturday.
Fran Dougherty led Penn (7-19, 4-8) with 16 points and seven boards. Miles Jackson-Cartwright added 10 points.
Tyrone Garland led La Salle with 16 points, Duren had 13, and Sam Mills 12.
Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points and No. 6 Villanova clinched the outright Big East championship for the first time in 32 years by holding off undermanned Xavier 77-70 on Thursday night.