April 4, 2015 |
In middle school, Nicolette Serratore spent her summers training at Methacton with varsity athletes. One of them was Ryann Krais. Serratore watched and idolized Krais, a 2008 graduate who won several state titles and claimed the NCAA championship in the heptathlon at Kansas State in 2011. While Serratore may not notice it, many younger members of the current Methacton team admire her in the same way. "These kids look up to her. They see her as an unbelievable role model," Methacton coach Rob Ronzano said.
March 15, 2015 |
Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining to help No. 19 North Carolina stun No. 3 Virginia, 71-67, on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals in Greensboro, N.C. Paige also hit a shot to beat the clock in the final minute, helping the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-10) hold off the top seed. Freshman Justin Jackson scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Tar Heels, who led by 13 points before all-ACC guard Malcolm Brogdon (25 points) singlehandedly brought the Cavaliers (29-3)
January 9, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - Somewhere along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Saint Joseph's team bus likely stopped to refuel on the way back home from an excruciating loss. Coach Phil Martelli might have been looking to fill up his players, too. After leading by as many as 12 points in the first half, St. Joe's lost to Duquesne, 71-68, last night at the Palumbo Center. "We just didn't play with any juice in the second half," Martelli said. "We didn't have any bounce. We came out really flat, and that turned out to be the difference in the game.
December 10, 2014 |
Villanova enjoyed success two weeks ago competing against and defeating a pair of ranked teams in Brooklyn. Now the seventh-ranked Wildcats head to Manhattan and Madison Square Garden for another showcase matchup, this one in Tuesday night's Jimmy V Classic against Illinois. The Fighting Illini were ranked 24th last week before a loss to Miami knocked them out of the top 25. "This is going to be a hell of a game," 'Nova coach Jay Wright said. "You love these games at this time of year.
December 1, 2014 |
Aaron Bacote scored a career-high 31 points to lift Old Dominion to a 73-67 win over No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday in Norfolk, Va. Bacote, who entered the game averaging just four points and shooting 16 percent, had scored just 20 points on the season. He made his first eight shots, including four three-pointers, and was 11 for 13 from the free-throw line to top his previous career high of 28. The Rams (4-2) were paced by Treveon Graham's 34 points and never led after the opening minutes.
November 16, 2014 |
Preseason all-American Jahlil Okafor scored 19 points in his college debut and No. 4 Duke routed Presbyterian, 113-44, on Friday night in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Durham, N.C. UConn 66, Bryant 53 - Ryan Boatright scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the No. 17 Huskies opened up defense of their national championship with a win over the visiting Bulldogs. Dyami Starks had 18 points for Bryant, which led by six points at halftime and nine points after Angus Riley hit a three-pointer to open up the second half.
October 14, 2014 |
ERNEST AFLAKPUI might be a native of Ghana, but the 6-8, 225-pound forward for Archbishop Carroll will remain in his home away from home to play college basketball. Yesterday, Aflakpui committed to Temple University, joining an already talented duo of local players who have pledged allegiance to the Owls. "I just felt like I saw everything I needed to see and I felt like this was the right time to make the decision," Aflakpui said via phone from his home in Collegeville. At the end of last month, Haverford School senior guard Levan "Shawn" Alston followed in his dad's footsteps (Shawn Alston)
March 18, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Before the Atlantic 10 tournament, it was believed that St. Joseph's needed at least one win to keep its hopes for a bid to the NCAA tournament alive. The Hawks went a number of gigantic steps better. With all five starters playing 37 or more minutes Sunday, St. Joseph's defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 65-61, to win the Atlantic 10 championship at the Barclays Center. The Hawks (24-9) earned the NCAA tournament automatic bid in winning their first A-10 title since 1997.
December 16, 2013
When: Sunday at 2:30. Where: The Pavilion. Records: La Salle, 5-4, 0-0 Big Five; Villanova, 9-0, 2-0. TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1; WPHT-AM (1210), WNPV-AM (990). Series: Villanova leads, 35-7. Last meeting: La Salle 77, Villanova 74, OT, Nov. 25, 2012. Notes: The last two games between these teams have gone to overtime ('Nova won, 76-69, in 2011), and the meeting before that was a close one that went to the Wildcats, 84-81. . . . Villanova won its first two Big Five games by a combined 53 points over Penn and St. Joseph's.
April 11, 2013 |
La Salle made the deepest run of any City Six team in the NCAA tournament, and the Explorers were rewarded with a place in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll of the season. John Giannini's crew is ranked 24th, a spot ahead of Florida Gulf Coast. Atlantic Ten rivals Virginia Commonwealth and St. Louis are also ranked, at No. 23 and No. 16 respectively. The top four teams were the final four teams: Louisville, Michigan, Syracuse, and Wichita State. Temple was the only other local school to receive votes, and finished the equivalent of 37th.