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.
Their ten-game winning streak and 21-5 record have earned the Temple Owls the #22 slot in this week’s AP Top 25 poll as they look ahead to a pair of Big 5 games.
Pat Connaughton scored 21 points, Jack Cooley had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 23 Notre Dame erased a 20-point deficit in a 74-70 overtime victory over Villanova on Saturday night.
Travon Woodall scored a career-high 29 points and Ashton Gibbs added 25 to lead Pittsburgh to a 79-70 win over Villanova on Sunday.
Frantz Massenat scored 25 points and led Drexel to a 65-57 victory over Towson Saturday night in Colonial Athletic Association play.
Rob Belcore tied a career-high with 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Pennsylvania beat Brown 65-48 on Saturday night.
Halil Kanacevic scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Saint Joseph’s hold off La Salle in a 70-66 win on Saturday.
It will be Big 5 basketball at the Palestra on Saturday as La Salle takes on St. Joe’s.
The Penn Quakers are on the road for their second Ivy League weekend of the season. It starts on Friday night with a visit to New Haven, Connecticut to battle Yale.
Just hours after the Nittany Lions former football coach died Sunday, Patrick Chambers pleaded with his team to play basketball Paterno-style. They did, but couldn’t get a win.