Men’s College Basketball
Tony Hicks scored 27 points as crisp-shooting Pennsylvania turned away visiting Cornell in the 100-year-old series, 90-83 Friday night.
Villanova coach Jay Wright reached 400 career victories. He has won 278 games at Villanova (278-146; 2001-present) after going 122-85 at Hofstra (1994-2001). Wright has led his teams to 10 NCAA tournaments and took the Wildcats to the 2009 Final Four.
Temple’s Dalton Pepper led all scorers with 15 points, while Anthony Lee had 12 and Will Cummings 10.
Rob Loe scored 17 points and Jordair Jett had 10 points and seven assists to help No. 13 Saint Louis top Saint Joseph’s 65-49 on Wednesday night for a team-record 15th straight victory.
Chaz Williams had 17 points and eight assists on Wednesday night to help Massachusetts end a two-game skid with a 79-67 victory against La Salle.
Tavon Allen came off the bench to score 17 points, leading Drexel to a 61-50 win over North Carolina-Wilmington on Monday.
James Bell hit six 3-pointers and scored 27 points and Darrun Hilliard had 17 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 81-58 win over Xavier on Monday night.
Penn trailed 61-51 with 3 minutes to play and made back-to-back turnovers that ended its comeback hopes.
It’s easy to throw out the records whenever two city teams meet in a Big 5 battle. Villanova has made it clear that Saturday’s showdown with Temple is no exception.
Frantz Massenat scored a career-high 32 points to lead Drexel over Hofstra 77-74 on Wednesday.
The victory was the first in American Athletic Conference play for the Owls, who had lost eight straight games to start the calendar year, including its first seven league contests.
James Bell scored 16 points, and No. 9 Villanova prevailed in a messy, foul-plagued game of stops and starts Monday night for a 65-60 victory over Georgetown, the Hoyas’ fifth straight loss.
Tyreek Duren led La Salle with 16 points.
Ronald Roberts, Jr. had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s to a 61-57 victory over Rhode Island on Wednesday night.
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels said he needed a bounce-back game. He got one against Temple.