February 22, 2015 |
When: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee TV/Radio: Fox 29, 610 AM. Records: Villanova (24-2, 11-2 Big East, ranked No. 6 in AP Poll); Marquette, Marquette (11-14, 3-10). Coaches: Jay Wright (14th season, 310-151); Marquette, Steve Wojciechowski (first season, 11-14). Last meeting: Villanova overcame a slow start and defeated the Golden Eagles, 70-52, on Feb. 4 at the Wells Fargo Center. Villanova's top three: Darrun Hilliard (14.3 ppg.)
February 22, 2015 |
It has been quite an eventful February for Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, and we're not just talking about the fact that the sixth-ranked Wildcats are unbeaten for the month under the floor leadership of their junior point guard and that he reached a season high of 20 points against Providence. It hasn't been just filling a stat sheet, either. Most of the college basketball world has seen the tape of Arcidiacono's getting hit in the forehead by the lower right forearm of Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs on Monday during a struggle for a loose ball in an 80-54 win for the Wildcats (24-2, 11-2 Big East)
February 6, 2015 |
In watching the first 81/2 minutes of Villanova's game Wednesday night against Marquette, one got the feeling that Jay Wright was channeling his inner Vince Lombardi, possibly saying from the bench, "What the hell is going on out here?" "At one point, I think they were up 6-4 when I was thinking, 'Man, we're lucky right now. This could be like 18-4,' " the Wildcats coach said. "But I thought our defense was good. " The defense stayed tough until the offense came around, and the combination propelled the seventh-ranked Cats to a 70-52 Big East Conference victory over Marquette before 13,313 at the Wells Fargo Center.
February 5, 2015 |
With Marquette struggling this season in the Big East, it has been easy for the public to overlook the exploits of sharpshooting lefthanded guard Matt Carlino. However, Villanova coach Jay Wright hasn't failed to notice Carlino, and he knows his defense will be tested Wednesday night when the seventh-ranked Wildcats (19-2, 6-2) welcome the Golden Eagles (10-11, 2-7) to the Wells Fargo Center. The 6-foot-2 Carlino went to Marquette for his final season of eligibility after spending three seasons at BYU, where he knocked down 157 three-point baskets.
February 1, 2015 |
Drexel defeated the visiting College of Charleston, 64-47, on Friday evening as Rachel Pearson and Sarah Curran, both Archbishop Carroll graduates, each scored a game-high 18 points to help the Dragons improve to 7-2 in CAA play. Alexis Smith was the other Drexel player in double figures with 10 points. Jamila Thompson grabbed 10 rebounds for the Dragons (14-7). The Cougars (4-17, 2-8) were led by Jacquel Luna-Castro with 14 points. Penn 55, Dartmouth 39 - The Quakers jumped out to 6-2 lead and never looked back in the Ivy League tilt in New Hampshire.
January 9, 2015 |
Hammonton controlled the mat midway through the match against visiting Kingsway. But a few late victories by Kingsway turned the tide and clinched the Dragons' 34-33 win Wednesday night in a Tri-County Royal showdown. Kingsway trailed by two points heading into the 138-pound match, the night's final bout. Stanley Atkinson scored a 6-2 decision over Austin Figueroa to put Kingsway ahead for good. After Kingsway took a 18-6 lead through the first four matches, Hammonton rallied to five straight victories.
January 6, 2015 |
La Salle outscored Davidson by 18-9 down the stretch Sunday for a 63-54 women's basketball win in the Atlantic Ten Conference opener for both teams in Davidson, N.C. The Explorers (10-4) defeated the Wildcats (4-10) in their first-ever meeting, spoiling Davidson's first A-10 game after 21 years in the Southern Conference. La Salle's Alicia Cropper led all scorers with 19 points; Micahya Owens (Willingboro) added 14; and Amy Griffin contributed 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.
December 21, 2014 |
Matt Green hit a go-ahead three-pointer in overtime as Gloucester Catholic edged visiting Highland, 74-71, Friday in a nonleague boys' basketball game. Green finished with 22 points for the Rams, ranked No. 18 in South Jersey in the preseason by The Inquirer. Austin Regan followed with 21 points. Frank Kinsey added seven points and 10 assists. The Rams were down six points in the fourth quarter. Naquan Council and Christian Scarfidi each scored 27 points for the Tartans. NONLEAGUE Eastern 54, Timber Creek 49: Justin Fredericks scored 15 points as the No. 19 Vikings won at home.
December 19, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - For the first time in quite some time, Penn State basketball has more than just a pulse; it's an able-bodied citizen in the college basketball community. The Nittany Lions are 10-1, heading into Saturday's 2 p.m. game with Drexel at Allentown's PPL Center. Their outstanding record wouldn't be that way without one man lifting the Lions into college-hoops relevancy. A veteran, crafty guard from Strawberry Mansion High, senior D.J. Newbill has given a success-starved fan base hope.