La Salle drops to 5-5 in the A-10 Conference with the loss to UMass.
DeAndre Bembry scored 25 points with seven assists and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s to a 62-56 win over UMass on Wednesday night.
Cleon Roberts scored 17 and Steve Zack had 16 points and four blocked shots for the Explorers. Jerrell Wright grabbed 13 rebounds.
Penn State remained undefeated after beating UMass 48-7.
Penn State is ranked in the top 25 in the new college football power rankings, after their 13-10 win over Rutgers.
The St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team will be on the road on Thursday night, visiting Massachusetts in Atlantic 10 action.
Chaz Williams had 17 points and eight assists on Wednesday night to help Massachusetts end a two-game skid with a 79-67 victory against La Salle.
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.
Temple comes into the post-season hot, having won seven straight games heading into the A-10 tournament.
La Salle loses at home to UMass, 61-60.
La Salle looks to build off wins over two top 20 opponents against UMass on Wednesday night.
Chaz Williams scored 20 points and UMass rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat Drexel and former Minutemen coach Bruiser Flint 72-70 in a NIT quarterfinal game on Tuesday.
After overwhelming Central Florida in the first round of the NIT and holding on against Northern Iowa in the second, the Drexel Dragons tonight will go for a third straight win as they host UMass in the quarterfinals.
Temple tries to rebound from their loss to St Joe’s at home against UMass.
La Salle looks to end their losing streak against UMass.