Men’s College Basketball
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.
Chaz Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the closing six minutes Wednesday night, leading No. 19 Massachusetts to a 66-62 comeback win over Saint Joseph’s in the conference openers for both teams.
Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points and No. 8 Villanova hit a dozen 3-pointers in an 83-67 victory over undermanned Seton Hall on Wednesday night.
Tavon Allen had 15 points for Drexel (8-5) and Chris Fouch added 13.
JayVaughn Pinkston had 22 points and No. 11 Villanova rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 76-73 overtime victory over Butler on Tuesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.
Langston Galloway scored 20 points as Saint Joseph’s defeated Binghamton 71-44 on Tuesday.
Jerrell Wright scored a game-high 17 points and Steve Zach added 12 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and four blocked shots as La Salle ran away from Wagner for an 80-54 win Thursday night.
Halil Kanacevic scored a career-high 27 points to go with 14 rebounds and Saint Joseph’s enjoyed a huge second half in taking a 75-55 victory over Drexel on Wednesday night.
Aaric Murray had a record-breaking performance in his home city, scoring a career-high 48 points to lead Texas Southern to a last-second 90-89 upset win over Temple on Wednesday.