Category Archives: College

Four Observations: Penn/Lafayette

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Pat Paul (@P_Paul20) – Here are some extra observations from Lafayette’s 83-77 win over Penn at the Palestra on Saturday evening: Leopards win without star production Last year, it seemed like Lafayette’s formula for winning was … Continue reading

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Temple’s offensive woes continue in loss to UNLV

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Despite starting the season 2-1, Temple has struggled to find its offensive identity. Saturday night’s matchup with UNLV in the consolation game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic provided no answers to Temple’s offensive struggles. The Owls … Continue reading

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Lafayette holds off Penn 83-77 to continue hot start

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – Even though Lafayette is known for its outside shooting, it was the Leopards’ inside presence, led by Dan Trist, that got them going against Penn. Trist, a 6-foot-9 senior forward from Australia, was finding open spots … Continue reading

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D-III: Collins’ career game powers Dickinson past Haverford

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Once Gerry Wixted got rolling, Haverford didn’t stand a chance. The Dickinson senior and Preseason D-III All-American had just five points in a game that was tied at halftime, but he couldn’t be kept down for … Continue reading

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La Salle overcomes St. Peter’s despite offensive difficulties, 59-50

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Through two games, La Salle has proven that they can win, however ugly it may be. That script fit the bill once again Saturday afternoon with a 59-50 win over Saint Peter’s, despite their shooting under … Continue reading

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Four observations: La Salle/Saint Peter’s

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — La Salle moved to 3-0 on the season with a 59-50 win over Saint Peter’s of the MAAC. Here are four observations from the win. Defense puts best foot forward Yes, it was ugly. Neither team … Continue reading

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Hayes’ career night not enough for Delaware

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — Sophomore guard Cazmon Hayes had broken his career-high of ten points in Tuesday’s loss to Liberty, scoring a team-high 17 points. On Friday night, he broke it again. Both times, however, it just wasn’t enough. Despite a game-high 22 … Continue reading

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D.J. Newbill lifts Penn State over Cornell at buzzer

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) –- Cornell was inbounding the ball under its own basket with 4.8 seconds to play. Penn State had zero timeouts to call. Shonn Miller, a senior, struggled to find an open teammate, threw it towards halfcourt and the pass was … Continue reading

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Turnovers mire Owls in 74-54 loss to No. 4 Duke

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – BROOKLYN, N.Y.– The destination was predetermined before the season even started, long before Temple took the court against American or Louisiana Tech to open the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic – two teams they easily could have lost … Continue reading

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Rider outlasts Lehigh, sinks Mountain Hawks 78-74

Jack Fritz (@Jack_Fritz34) – In a closely fought contest, Rider was able to knock down key free-throws and get big stops as they were able to hold off the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 78-74, in Rider’s home opener. VCU transfer Teddy Okereafor led … Continue reading

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Drexel solves offensive woes but falls to Southern Cal, 72-70

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Four games into the season, Drexel’s offense finally showed up. The team that had managed not to score 50 points in each of its first three games hit its first seven shots against Southern California, but … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 1

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) Going to Work on a Holiday … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Friday, November 21

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

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Villanova outlasts Hass, Bucknell 72-65

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Shooting 5-22 from beyond the arc isn’t usually a recipe for success in college basketball. However, Villanova once again overcame poor shooting, this time with big time defense, to slide past Bucknell at home, 72-65. It … Continue reading

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Penn State’s Charleston woes continue in 106-97 2OT loss to Charlotte

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – CHARLESTON, S.C.–It had been five years since Penn State last competed in the Charleston Classic, when they went a disappointing 1-2, with losses to UNC-Wilmington and Tulane before salvaging a win over Davidson in the consolation … Continue reading

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Drexel falls to Miami, 66-46, in Charleston Classic opener

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – CHARLESTON, S.C.–Drexel’s offensive woes have followed them team all over the country, from Colorado to Philadelphia and now down to the Charleston Classic. The Dragons have failed to break the 50-point mark in each of their … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Thursday, November 20

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

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Gonzaga hands SJU worst defeat of Martelli era

Sean Kramer (@SKramerWrites) – In hindsight, what happened Wednesday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. isn’t that surprising. The level of how badly it happened was surprising. After playing a Monday night game in Philadelphia against Drexel, … Continue reading

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Ptasinski leads Lafayette to 83-66 win over Princeton

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Joey Ptasinski scored 21 points to lead a balanced scoring effort for Lafayette, whose offense clicked en route to a 83-66 win over Princeton in its home opener. Lafayette (2-1) opened the second half on a … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Austin Williams to miss 6-8 weeks

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It was clear that something wasn’t right with Drexel freshman forward Austin Williams when he appeared on the Dragons bench for Monday night’s City 6 matchup with St. Joseph’s in street clothes and a walking boot on his left … Continue reading

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Larrier adjusting to life at Virginia Commonwealth

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – If you could design the perfect player for Shaka Smart’s “Havoc” defense from scratch, there are a few traits that player would have to possess. Long arms would be a must–with the zone full-court press defense that brought … Continue reading

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Tough to find positives in Penn loss to Rider

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – It is tough to look at the 73-57 Penn loss to Rider and come up with any positive takeaways for the Quakers. If there’s anything, it’s that Penn’s freshmen were able to log major minutes tonight. The Quakers … Continue reading

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Price leads Explorers to win at Quinnipiac; Wright injured

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – La Salle’s Jordan Price walked to the free throw line with three seconds left and the game tied at 58. The sophomore guard was thrust into the spotlight after senior Jerrell Wright went down with a … Continue reading

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Weber’s all-around performance powers VCU past Toledo

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – RICHMOND, Va.–Toledo found out something on Tuesday night that quite a few opponents have discovered when they take on Virginia Commonwealth under Shaka Smart. It’s tough to beat the Rams in a track race. The Rockets … Continue reading

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CoBL’s opening weekend observations

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The college basketball season got underway this weekend with a bang. After Monday night’s action, every team in the country had played at least one game, giving us a few early answers about many of the … Continue reading

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