Category Archives: College

Drexel’s ever-shortening roster can’t hang with Delaware in 58-44 loss

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Three Drexel guards–Freddie Wilson, Tavon Allen and Rashann London–played all 40 minutes against Delaware on Thursday night. That’s because they’re the only three healthy guards on Bruiser Flint‘s roster. That’s the new reality for Flint, whose already-shorthanded squad was … Continue reading

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Temple bounces back, rallies against Houston, 66-54

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — If the Temple Owls have proven anything this season, it is that they are a team of runs. Though they may be capable of great highs, the team is equally as suited to experience excruciating lows, … Continue reading

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Lehigh’s turnaround on full display as postseason looms

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Lehigh started its Patriot League slate by dropping four of its first five games in league play. With a young team starting three underclassmen and one with just three seniors, the season could have gone anywhere … Continue reading

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Hilliard, Pinkston fittingly shine for ‘Nova on Senior Night

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The story of how JayVaughn Pinkston’s career at Villanova began was well-documented. Even coach Jay Wright alluded to that fact after Tuesday’s 89-61 rout of No. 25 Providence. The 6-foot-7 forward from Brownsville, N.Y., recruited in the … Continue reading

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Lehigh, Lafayette’s Patriot League seedings still hazy

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Patriot League’s regular season has come down to two days. Each of the 10 teams is in action on both Wednesday and Saturday, in their final pairs of games before the Patriot League tournament gets … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Lee out for season with broken hand

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – In a crushing blow to the Drexel Dragons’ CAA title aspirations, star wing Damion Lee will miss the remainder of his junior season after suffering a fracture in his right hand during the team’s overtime loss … Continue reading

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Lafayette spoils Lehigh’s senior day, 63-61

Danny Newhart (@danny_newhart) – Senior day is designed to honor athletes who have spent four years playing a sport at their respective universities. It is generally scheduled late in the season as a home game, in the hope that the … Continue reading

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Despite tense times, Delaware’s Monté Ross a class act

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — Following Delaware’s loss to Elon on Saturday, the final home game of the Blue Hens’ 2014-15 season, Blue Hens coach Monté Ross decided to address the crowd. “I love you all dearly,” Ross said over the PA … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s flatlines against SBU in OT

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The Saint Joseph’s locker room was dead silent. Following a double figure, 70-60, overtime loss to St. Bonaventure, nobody had much to say. The Hawks turned the ball over a whopping 20 times and went over … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 14

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – (Ed. Note: In his weekly Trabs Files, CoBL national analyst Matt Trabold takes a look around the national college landscape, both in the week that was and the week to come) What Men’s College Basketball Shouldn’t … Continue reading

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2016 big man Omari Spellman commits to Villanova

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Villanova picked up its first commitment of the 2016 class Friday afternoon when Omari Spellman pledged his verbal. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Spellman said via twitter that he was honoring his mother’s birthday by making his announcement today. … Continue reading

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Delaware capitalizes, knocks off UNC-Wilmington 70-59

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — Beating first-place teams hasn’t been a relatively new thing for the Delaware Blue Hens. Heck, they’ve done it three times in the past twelve days. Capitalizing on those wins? Now that’s a different story. A story … Continue reading

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Temple falls short again at Southern Methodist

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – There was deja vu in Dallas as the SMU Mustangs used a spirited second-half comeback to defeat the Temple Owls on Thursday evening. In what looked like a carbon copy of the two teams’ earlier meeting, … Continue reading

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Penn State falls to No. 5 Wisconsin, 55-47

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) — It’s gotten ugly this season for the Nittany Lions, but never as ugly as it was the first half of Wednesday night’s game against No. 5 Wisconsin. Just how bad was it? D.J. Newbill was the only … Continue reading

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Villanova thrashes Seton Hall, 80-54

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The scoring in Monday night’s game opened exactly how Saturday night’s ended for Villanova. And, lately, that’s meant good things for the Wildcats. Darrun Hilliard got it started with a 3-pointer from the top of the … Continue reading

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Hofstra dominates glass, Drexel, 81-57

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – The last time the Drexel Dragons lost, it came at the hands of the Hofstra Pride. Since that game on January 21, the Dragons reeled off six straight wins, including a victory over the then-conference leading … Continue reading

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Hawks fall to cellar dweller Fordham

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Saint Joseph’s fell to a previously 1-10 in conference play Fordham team, despite starting off with the hot hand against the Rams. Phil Martelli’s team knocked down five of their first seven three point attempts and … Continue reading

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Penn State’s Thorpe looks poised to break out

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – D.J. Newbill had the ball in his hands of the final possession of a 76-73 loss to No. 19 Maryland. Rightfully so. On the previous possession, with 13.6 seconds to play, Newbill canned a 3-pointer from NBA … Continue reading

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Late surge isn’t enough, Penn State falls to Maryland 76-73

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) — Penn State has been in a lot of close games this season, and has been unable to walk out with a win in a good number of them. One of those close losses came from Maryland … Continue reading

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Brown grinds past Penn at The Palestra, 71-55

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – When two struggling teams collide, it’s bound to be a dogfight. And it certainly won’t be pretty. The Brown Bears, who entered the game as losers of six of their last seven games, scratched and clawed their way … Continue reading

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Hilliard’s career night lifts Villanova over Butler

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – There was no reason Darrun Hilliard should have been left wide open. Yet with the seconds ticking down in a tie game at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, there was the Villanova senior, left alone on the right … Continue reading

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La Salle can’t hold on at home against Davidson

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – Davidson University was established in 1837, La Salle 26 years later in 1863. Despite the universities’ storied histories, their basketball programs met only one time prior to Saturday afternoon’s matchup. After turning down a chance to … Continue reading

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Temple’s focus not changing with big road trip ahead

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Right now, the Temple basketball party line continues to be that each game holds equal importance in the Owls’ eyes. In many respects, that’s true. At 19-7 overall, with a 10-3 mark in American Athletic Conference … Continue reading

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Temple dominates down low to defeat ECU 66-53

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) – Jaylen Bond entered Saturday’s tilt with East Carolina coming off one of his best games in Temple’s colors. He played for nearly the entire game, and put forth 16 crucial points against one of the conference’s best … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, February 14

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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