Miami used a 16-2 run midway through the second half to break a close game and defeat La Salle 76-59 Wednesday night.
The Big East — a proud league built on basketball moments like the 1985 Wildcats stunning conference rival Georgetown in the national championship game — will soon become extinct, even if the name lives on in some unrecognizable form.
The Wildcats blew open a close one at halftime Sunday to beat Delaware 75-65. It was Villanova’s 11th straight win over the Blue Hens.
Achraf Yacoubou had 13 points to lead Villanova to a 68-55 victory over Pennsylvania in a foul-plagued contest Saturday night.
Tyreek Duren hit a jump shot with 2 seconds left to boost La Salle over Northeastern 66-64 Saturday night in a nonconference contest.
Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple 90-67 in a matchup of unbeatens on Saturday at the Izod Center.
Damion Lee scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half as Drexel rallied for a 64-57 nonconference victory over Princeton on Saturday.
Frantz Massenat scored 20 points to lead Drexel to a 55-47 victory over Rice on Sunday in the consultation round of the DirecTV Classic.
Villanova freshman Ryan Arcidiacono scored 20 of his game-high 25 points in the first half to lead the Wildcats to an 80-68 victory over Marshall on Sunday.
Maurice Sutton scored 12 points to lead three Villanova players in double figures as the Wildcats rolled to a season-opening 78-58 victory over District of Columbia on Friday night in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic.
On this Final Four weekend, maybe it’s time to remember when a Big Five team had reached this improbable height on the way to winning it all.
Samme Givens scored 28 points to lead Drexel to a 65-63 win over Northern Iowa on Sunday in the second round of the NIT.
Frantz Massenat scored 20 points, Damion Lee had 17 and top-seeded Drexel won its 19th consecutive game, beating Old Dominion 68-51 Sunday to advance to the championship of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Zack Rosen made two free throws with 23 seconds left and Pennsylvania finished the game strong with a 55-54 win over Harvard on Saturday night.
Usually a Villanova/Connecticut game on a Monday night in mid-to-late February is a battle for Big East supremacy. But this year, this match-up is simply a meeting of two struggling teams.