Men’s College Basketball
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.
Devon Saddler had 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while Jarvis Threatt added 18 points and nine assists to help Delaware defeat Drexel 90-77 Monday night.
The wrath had to fall on someone’s head. Consequently, it rained threes on Villanova Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, 24 in the first half as Saint Joseph built a 30-point lead and cruised to an 84-75 win over Duquesne in their Atlantic 10 home opener Wednesday night.
Tyreek Duren scored 15 points and Jerrell Wright added 14 as La Salle defeated Rhode Island 72-62 on Wednesday night for its fourth straight victory.
The Owls have lost five straight and remain alone at the bottom of the AAC. They dressed only eight players Tuesday night because of injuries. Dalton Pepper led the Owls with 21 points.
Drexel (9-7, 1-2) was 23 of 72 (31.9 percent) on field goal attempts. Chris Fouch had 28 points on 8-of-27 shooting and Frantz Massenat was 8-of-19 with 21 points.
Tyreek Duren’s two free throws with two seconds left in the game preserved La Salle’s 76-73 win over George Washington in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both schools Thursday night.
The difference in the game, outside of Temple’s ongoing injury issues, was USF dominating down low — winning the rebound battle, 40-30, and outscoring Temple in the paint, 50-30.
The Dragons (8-6, 0-1) came within seven on a pair of Tavon Allen free throws with under two minutes to play before Thornton finished out the scoring with a 3-pointer and two from the line for the Tribe.