We may have finally seen the last of Marty Brodeur in Philadelphia after tonight's game, unless he decides to pull a Brett Favre and hang on to his career a little too long. (which he's debatably already doing) This did not end up being the main narrative tonight though. The general theme by the end of the game was outrage, outrage at a goal by Scott Hartnell with 40 seconds left that was called no good by the ref less than a half a second after it went in.
2013-2014 Overall Record: 16-14
CAA Conference Record: 8-8
Graduating Seniors: Chris Fouch (guard, 18.3 ppg), Frantz Massenat (guard, 17.5 ppg), Dartaye Ruffin (center, 7.7 rebounds per game)
Returning Impact Players: Damion Lee (rising junior guard, medical redshirt after season long injury), Tavon Allen (rising junior guard), Rodney Williams (rising sophomore forward)
David Buchanan tossed three scoreless innings to start the game for the Phillies, allowing one hit and one walk, but with the offense still missing in action, the Phillies fell to the Braves 9-1.
Sean O'Sullivan was smacked around for six runs in two and two-thirds innings of work, allowing two home runs, as the Braves broke the game open.
It was nerve-racking as the Sixers went into halftime tied at 61, but they came through for us in the end, as they lost to the Knicks by a score of 123-110. The loss keeps Philly in the hunt for the most ping pong balls for the draft lottery, and brings us even closer to the Bucks. Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple double, as he went for 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists on 8-12 shooting.
Cliff Lee tossed three and two-thirds innings, surrendering two runs and striking out five, but the Phillies offense continued to be nonexistent, as they lost 8-1 to the Braves.
Jason Heyward took Lee's second pitch of the game deep to quickly put the Braves ahead. Lee would allow one more run before Mario Hollands took over, allowing a run in two and one-third innings pitched.
Every team that has been in tank mode has done so in order to land a star player and wind up being championship contenders for a few years. Once they land that star player, they want to surround him with one or two complimentary stars and then a few role players who match the star's skill sets perfectly. Finding the pieces to make your team a contender is difficult enough. But finding the recipe to become a dynasty is the hardest thing to accomplish in all of sports.
The Phillies are really excited for the Union season. So excited in fact, that they decided to emulate last night's score between the Union and Timbers when they tied the Twins today, 1-1.
Jeff Manship made the start for the Phillies, tossing three innings while allowing just one run on two hits. B.J. Rosenberg relieved Manship, tossing two scoreless innings before handing things over to Jeremy Horst, who tossed a scoreless frame of his own.
Langston Galloway scored 27 points, as Saint Joseph's honored their seniors before the game, but the Hawks would fall flat, losing to La Salle 71-63.
"They came out ready to play and we weren't ready from the tip," said Langston Galloway.
Tyreek Duren matched Galloway's 27 points for La Salle, and Jerrell Wright recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, as the Explorers played spoiler to the Hawks' regular season finale.
After losing to the Bulls earlier this season, Temple was able to make their way to South Florida and get their revenge as the Owls came away with the 66-65 victory. Dalton Pepper led the way for Temple with 20 points and 8 rebounds on 8-13 shooting.
Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points to lead the Wildcats to a 77-59 victory over Georgetown this afternoon, as Villanova notched their 28th regular season win, the most in school history.
Hilliard scored 7 of the Wildcats' first 12 points, as they jumped out to a quick 12-5 lead over the Hoyas. Villanova would begin to pull away as the half wore on, taking a 42-29 lead at the break.