Men’s College Basketball
Cleon Roberts scored 17 and Steve Zack had 16 points and four blocked shots for the Explorers. Jerrell Wright grabbed 13 rebounds.
Quenton DeCosey scored 15 points to help Temple hold off Tulane 64-56 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.
Darrun Hilliard scored 21 points and No. 8 Villanova rebounded nicely from its first defeat of the season, pulling away from No. 24 St. John’s in the second half for a 90-72 victory Tuesday night.
It was the Big Ten home opener for Penn State, which fell to 0-3 in conference play and 12-4 overall.
D.J. Newbill scored 29 points for Penn State (12-2), which had its 10-game winning streak snapped. The Big Ten’s leading scorer was 5-of-11 shooting in the second half after going 6 of 7 in the first.
Steve Zack had a season-high 17 points, nine rebounds and a career-best five assists to lead La Salle over Pennsylvania 84-67 on Tuesday night.
Fueled by six players scoring in double figures and 54 percent shooting from the field, No. 7 Villanova overcame a seven-point second-half deficit to survive an early upset scare with a 92-67 win over NJIT on Tuesday.
Jordan Price scored 28 points, on 10-of-17 shooting, to help La Salle stay undefeated on the road in an 83-74 win over Hofstra on Tuesday.
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.