Men’s College Basketball
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.
Tony Hicks led the Quakers with 19 points. Darien Nelson-Henry had 12 and Fran Dougherty 10.
Montrezl Harrell scored a career-high 22 points and No. 13 Louisville built a 30-point first-half lead en route to an 82-58 victory over Temple on Friday night.
Willis Hall, who finished with 11 rebounds and nine points, drilled a go-ahead jumper with 4 seconds left to lift Charleston past Drexel 47-46 on Thursday night.
Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points, JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Villanova beat DePaul 87-62 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.
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.