Men’s College Basketball
George Washington defeated Saint Joseph’s 76-71 Wednesday night, snapping a stretch of four straight home losses to the Hawks.
Dalton Pepper scored 26 points and Will Cummings had 23 to lead Temple to an 86-78 overtime victory over Central Florida on Tuesday night.
Steven Spieth scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Brown to a 76-67 win at Penn Friday night.
Russ Smith had 24 points, moving into ninth place on Louisville’s career scoring list, and the seventh-ranked Cardinals throttled Temple 88-66 on Thursday night.
Tyreek Duren scored six of his 18 points in the closing minutes to help La Salle pull away and defeat St. Bonaventure 75-67 on Wednesday night.
Frantz Massenat scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Drexel past College of Charleston 56-45 on Wednesday night.
Darrun Hilliard and James Bell scored 11 points each to lead No. 8 Villanova to a 67-48 victory over Butler on Wednesday night.
Ronald Roberts Jr. scored 22 points and Chris Wilson added a career-high 20 as Saint Joseph’s defeated Dayton 79-53 on Tuesday night, winning its fifth straight and ending a six-game streak of Dayton’s.
Fran Dougherty led Penn (6-16, 3-5) with 15 points.
Shabazz Napier scored only two points in the first half and finished the game shooting 3 for 11 from the field. Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie was never worried about his star guard.
Jerrell Wright led the Explorers (12-13, 4-7) with 15 points and five rebounds.
Ron Curry drilled a 3-pointer with 8 seconds left in overtime and Andre Nation added two free throws seconds later to give James Madison a 63-61 win over Drexel Wednesday night.
Halil Kanacevic scored 12 points, none bigger than his layup with 34 seconds remaining in the game, as Saint Joseph’s edged Rhode Island 57-54 on Thursday.
Ryan Arcidiacono had a three-point play with 3.6 seconds left in the second overtime to lift No. 9 Villanova to an 82-79 win over Providence on Tuesday night.
Phil Martelli doesn’t mind if his players pay attention to NCAA Tournament projections. He just wants them to take care of business on the court.