I don't think anyone was expecting the Quakers to make it to the postseason heading into tonight, but now it's official. All that the league-leading Harvard Crimson had to do was win to eliminate Penn from mathematically being able to win the Ivy League, and they did just that. Harvard beat Cornell tonight to reach 10 wins, a feat that is now impossible for the Quakers to match.
Temple Dominated by #7 Louisville
Will Cummings scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, while Quenton DeCosey pitched in 17 points for the Owls, but it would be far from enough, as Temple fell to #7 Louisville, 88-66.
Louisville was in control from the outset, taking a 24-6 lead on a Terry Rozier jumper with 12:55 left in the first half. Temple would close to within 9 with 5:35 left in the half, but the Cardinals would maintain control, extending their lead to 17 before heading to the locker room up 42-29.
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It's been a disappointing season for the La Salle basketball program, that much was evident from an empty Tom Gola Arena tonight. With seemingly everything that could go wrong for the Explorers doing just that as of late, La Salle (13-14, 5-8 A-10) dug deep and found themselves able to gut out a win over St. Bonaventure tonight.
Behind 18 point performances by Jerrell Wright and Tyreek Duren, the Explorers were able to withstand the Bonnies, winning by a final score of 75-67.
Ronald Roberts Jr. scored 22 points and added a few plays to his highlight reel, while Chris Wilson pitched in a career-high 20 points, as Saint Joseph's handed Dayton their first loss in the month of February, 79-53.
Will Cummings scored 24 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 6 assists, as he lead three Temple players who scored 20 points or more, but it wouldn't be enough, as the Owls fell to the #22 Memphis Tigers in overtime, 82-79.
Facing their fourth straight ranked opponent, the Owls took an 11-8 lead on a jumper by Will Cummings with 13:34 left in the first half. Memphis would respond with a 7-0 run to take the lead however, one they would stretch to as much as 11 before heading to the locker room with a 40-32 lead.
Saint Joseph's Routs Fordham Behind Langston Galloway's Record-Breaking Performance
Langston Galloway had a career day, scoring a career-high 33 points while also breaking the school record for most three-pointers in a game with 10.
Fordham brought the highest scoring backcourt in the A-10 to Hagan Arena, with Jon Severe (19.1 PPG) and Branden Frazier (18.2 PPG), but would be no match for the Hawks on the afternoon, as they combined for just 14 points in the Rams' 87-72 loss.
Villanova Survives Red Storm
Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points and Ryan Arcidiacono finished with 12 for the Wildcats, as Villanova survived a scare against St. John's, hanging on to win 57-54.
Temple Falls to #21 UConn
Quenton DeCosey scored 16 points to lead four Temple players in double figures, but the Owls would be unable to match their success from Sunday when they knocked off SMU, as they fell tonight to #21 Connecticut 68-55.
Temple jumped out to a 5-4 lead on a layup by Anthony Lee with 17:46 remaining in the half, but both teams would go cold after that, failing to score nearly three minutes. The Owls would build their lead to as much as 7 with 12:06 remaining in the half before an 11-3 Connecticut run gave the Huskies a 19-18 lead.
Ronald Roberts Jr. scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Saint Joseph's held on down the stretch to top Rhode Island, 57-54.
The Rams outmatched the Hawks in the first half, heading to the locker room with a 33-25 lead as the Saint Joseph's offense struggled to get anything going.
Ryan Arcidiacono scored 21 points, but none more crucial than his driving layup to give the Wildcats the lead with 3.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime, as the Wildcats escaped Providence with an 82-79 win.
City 6 Rankings
2. Saint Joseph's
5. La Salle