In the 120th meeting of the two teams, La Salle was able to top Saint Joseph's by a final score of 53-48. Saint Joseph's leads the series between the two 64-56, but the Explorers were able to narrow that gap with the win. DeAndre Bembry led all scorers with 20 points, while Jerrell Wright led the Explorers in scoring with 19 points.
The last game the Sixers won was earlier this month: January 19th in the Wells Fargo Center against the Pelicans without an injured Anthony Davis. On Monday, the second game in the season series between Philly and New Orleans would turn out quite differently.
With Michael Carter-Williams out with an illness and Davis back in the Pelicans lineup, the 76ers (8-37) did not stand a chance in New Orleans (24-21). Final score: 99-74.
Basketball is a team sport.
Unfortunately for Phil Martelli and his Saint Joseph’s squad, they were taught that lesson the hard way yet again on Saturday night at the Cathedral of College Basketball, the Palestra.
Despite a 25-point effort from sophomore star DeAndre’ Bembry, the Hawks found themselves unable to complete a furious rally down the home stretch in a 56-52 loss to Big 5 rival U Penn.
After falling behind 28-22 at the half, Drexel came out much more focused and was able to steal one away from the Cougars by a final score of 53-51. Damion Lee led all scorers with 21 points, while the College of Charleston's Canyon Barry led the Cougars with 16 points.
The 76ers and the Raptors faced off at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night in a matchup of division rivals. Brett Brown's team had an incredibly hot start and had many chances to pull out the upset win but they could not maintain the lead. Former Villanova Wildcat and current All-star, Kyle Lowry, led Toronto (28-15) to their 3rd win over the Sixers this season.
Philadelphia (8-35) has dropped 4 straight games and have failed to top 100 points in their last 20 games.
The 76ers welcomed the NBA-worst Knicks to the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. In a battle of the league's bottom two offenses in terms of points per game, Philly (8-34) would keep it close all game, but ultimately fall as former SJU Hawk, Langston Galloway, hit a corner three in the final minute to put the game away. Final score: 98-91.
The joke's on you New York, this only helps our draft odds and hurts yours.
It was an off night for Jay Wright and the Wildcats, who lost to Georgetown by a final score of 78-58. The loss is just the second of the year for Villanova, which is also their second in Big East play. Arcidiacono led the Wildcats in scoring with 16 points, while Issac Copeland and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera both led all scorers with 17 points.
After losing in Detroit on Saturday, the Sixers travelled to the nation's capital for MLK Day afternoon matchup with the Wizards. Unfortunately for Philly, it wasn't much of a contest as Washington pulled away early and would never be able to cut back the deficit. The Sixers stand at 8-33 halfway through the season. Nice job, Hinkie.