Men’s College Basketball
Last year, St. Joseph’s captured the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn. Expectations have changed in 2015.
Temple appears to be on the NCAA Tournament bubble as selection Sunday approaches. The Owls are paying little attention these days.
Chris Wilson hit five 3-pointers and scored 22, and DeAndre Bembry made two late free throws to lead Saint Joseph’s over La Salle 55-50 on Wednesday night.
Seniors D.J. Newbill (17 points) and Ross Travis (14) led Penn State (15-15, 3-14) during their final home game for the Nittany Lions. Newbill eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for his career; he has 2,011.
Ryan Arcidiacono converted a three-point play to give No. 4 Villanova the lead in the last minute and came up with the game’s final rebound, allowing the Wildcats to turn back Creighton’s upset bid and win its 11th straight game, 76-72 on Tuesday night.
DeAndre Bembry scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s over Massachusetts 82-71 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Price led the Explorers (15-13, 7-8) with 16 points. Jerrell Wright added 11 points and five rebounds.
Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova clinched at least a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with an 89-61 rout of No. 25 Providence on Tuesday night.
Sam Decker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as No. 5 Wisconsin overcame a late Penn State surge to defeat the Nittany Lions 55-47 Wednesday night.
Jordan Price knocked down three 3-pointers in the first 3:05 of the game and Cleon Roberts hit two more as La Salle took a 15-2 lead and never looked back, topping Duquesne 87-72 on Wednesday night.
Ron Curry scored 25 points and Yohanny Dalembert grabbed a clutch rebound in the final seconds as James Madison held off a late rally to defeat Drexel 82-78 on Wednesday, winning its fourth straight.
Ryan Arcidiacono scored 20 points, Daniel Ocehfu had 19, and No. 6 Villanova held off upset-minded Providence 74-68 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Price scored 34 points, including 12 in the second overtime, and grabbed 17 rebounds and La Salle beat No. 20 VCU 74-69 on Wednesday night.
Chris Wilson missed a 3-pointer as time was winding down, but Aaron Brown grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked the ball back out to Wilson, who nailed the winning trey on his second try as St. Joseph’s upended Rhode Island 65-64 on Wednesday night.
Sam Thompson scored a career-high 22 points and D’Angelo Russell flirted with his second straight triple-double to lead No. 23 Ohio State past Penn State 75-55 on Wednesday night.