They did it, the Eagles survived their trap game and can look forward to their showdown in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. Well, survived wouldn't really be the right word to use here. In a game that wasn't as close as it seemed at times, the Eagles let up 17 in the second quarter, but won the game by a score of 43-24. Sanchez threw for only one touchdown and 2 interceptions, but still managed to throw for 307 passing yards and found ways for the Birds to keep their lead.
The Penn Quakers first loss of the season to Delaware State was encouraging, the second loss to Rider did not contain hardly any positive takeaways. Tonight's loss to Lafayette was somewhere in between. Penn certainly had the momentum going their way in the second half, coming as close as 62-60 to the Leopards, but ultimately turned the momentum back over by not making the most of defensive stops en route to an 83-77 loss.
In a battle between former MAAC rivals La Salle and Saint Peter's, it was the Explorers who came away victorious by a final score of 59-50. The Explorers improve to 3-0 with the win, and 2-0 at the Tom Gola Arena. Jordan Price led the way with 21 points on 5-17 shooting.
The Sixers hosted the Suns on Friday night still looking for their first win. A dreadful second quarter in which hot-shooting Phoenix seized complete control doomed Philadelphia to their 12th straight loss. Final score: 122-96.
Former Flyers greats John LeClair and Eric Lindros were inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame tonight to much fanfare, but the team couldn't produce a victory, giving up the deciding goal to Minnesota with 14 seconds left. The Flyers are now 7-9-2 after losing their fourth consecutive game, all in regulation.
The Saint Joseph’s Men’s Basketball program was hit hard by graduation after last season. Wednesday night, they were hit even harder by #13 Gonzaga, as the Bulldogs crushed the Hawks 94-42.
It would be all Gonzaga from the start in Wednesday’s NIT Season Tip-Off game, as the Bulldogs jumped out to a commanding 31-7 lead just more 12 minutes into the contest.