Category Archives: College

Lafayette outlasts Navy on the road, 74-65

Mitchell Northam (@primetimemitch) – In a mid-season match-up with the Navy Midshipmen at Alumni Hall along the Chesapeake Bay, the Lafayette Leopards’ men’s’ basketball team knew that the winner would have a spot in the four-way tie atop the Patriot … Continue reading

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Turnovers haunt Penn in blowout loss to Harvard

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – One after another they piled up. And one after another, Harvard turned into points on the opposite end. They came on errant passes, offensive fouls and traveling violations. Penn turned the ball over 14 times on … Continue reading

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Enechionyia provides key spark off the bench for Temple

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Fran Dunphy admitted Saturday he hadn’t had a player quite like Obi Enechionyia in his eight previous seasons as coach at Temple University. A big, physical forward who’s quick, has range and can guard almost anyone … Continue reading

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Drexel escapes UNCW with 85-76 victory

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Momentum is a scary, contagious thing. When a young, well-coached team catches it, well, look-out. Sitting at 4-14 less than two weeks ago, Drexel appeared to waiting for the future. With only one senior on the … Continue reading

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‘Nova handles DePaul, 68-55

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — Though only eight players saw the floor, Villanova managed to stave off an early surge from DePaul to top the Blue Demons 68-55 Saturday afternoon in Rosemont, Ill. After destroying DePaul in their previous meeting at the Pavilion, … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s holds off Davidson, 74-70

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Aaron Brown’s debut in the starting lineup sparked Saint Joseph’s to an offensive awakening. The redshirt junior wing dropped in a career-high 20 points to help the Hawks to an exciting 74-70 win over visiting Davidson in … Continue reading

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Temple’s defense earns win over Tulane

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Defense wins championships. If that is the case, then the Temple Owls look poised to make a deep run into the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately for the Owls there has to be some sort of efficient offense … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 11

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) Two Notable Disappointments, Two Notable … Continue reading

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Penn follows up Big 5 win with dispatch of Dartmouth, 58-51

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – For two teams having what most would consider unimpressive seasons, both Penn and Dartmouth came into their Friday night matchup on somewhat of a high note. The Quakers entered tonight’s game just six days removed from knocking … Continue reading

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Federici shining in freshman campaign at F&M

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – As far as Brandon Federici was concerned, his college basketball career – and academic, of course – was going to go through Cambridge, Mass. A senior at Colts Neck High School in New Jersey, the four … Continue reading

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Rosemont takes CSAC lead with revenge win over Immaculata

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Watching Immaculata chip away at a double-digit lead, Rosemont coach Robert “Barney” Hughes couldn’t shake a feeling of deja vu. In the teams’ last meeting, Immaculata overcame a 14-point deficit with 12 minutes remaining to take … Continue reading

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Rodney Williams makes much-needed return to Drexel

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – Drexel welcomed back one of its leaders in Rodney Williams on Wednesday night, and the sophomore forward’s presence certainly played a part in a 65-60 Drexel win over CAA preseason favorite Northeastern. Williams had been out due … Continue reading

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Damion Lee leads Drexel to second half comeback

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – A double figure second half comeback, sparked by Sammy Mojica and finished by Damion Lee, led Drexel to a 65-60 win over Northeastern. Down by ten points early in the second half, Drexel began mounting a … Continue reading

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Penn State holds off late Minnesota rally for second straight Big Ten win

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) – Penn State had some big shoes to fill in Wednesday’s game. With no Brandon Taylor (knee) and John Johnson (suspended), the Nittany Lions needed different players to show up and take charge against Minnesota. And it … Continue reading

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Temple dominates UCF in 86-62 win

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Temple was forced to head down to Orlando, Fla. earlier than expected in advance of Wednesday’s game with Central Florida to avoid the mess that was supposed to come from winter storm Juno. While projections for … Continue reading

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Jersey duo’s reunion at Rider spurring successful Broncs season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Call it a lucky break. For Matt Lopez, for Anthony D’Orazio, and for Rider basketball. It was the spring of 2013, and Lopez–having just finished up a lackluster sophomore year at Utah State–was strongly considering leaving … Continue reading

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Colgate on a roll as Lafayette heads to Hamilton

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – The saying goes that it is not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. If that holds true, then the Colgate Raiders–despite a terrible opening to the season–may be able to call the 2014-15 … Continue reading

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Albert: Bring Big 5 games back to the Palestra

By: Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — Less than 100 Saint Joseph’s fans littered the stands at Tom Gola Arena, sporting their maroon and white, ready to cheer on their Hawks. It was the last Big 5 game of the year, Villanova … Continue reading

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Wright leads La Salle to come-from-behind, 53-48 win over Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With La Salle down a point with under two minutes to play against city rival Saint Joseph’s, Explorers senior Jerrell Wright wasn’t going to let his Big 5 career end any other way. The Philadelphia native found himself double-teamed in the … Continue reading

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Division III Roundup: Killing sets ‘Berg scoring record

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Haven’t gotten to get to many Division III games as we’d like to yet this year, so here are a few things going on in local D-III action: Killing sets scoring record at Muhlenberg One point … Continue reading

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One year making a big difference for Villanova

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It’s sort of funny, maybe a little weird, kind of interesting, or whatever other adjective or cliche-du-jour you feel like using, the difference a single year makes in college basketball. Whatever that difference is, be it … Continue reading

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City 6 (and more) NBA Stock Watch

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The recent success of Langston Galloway with the New York Knicks got us thinking about which current area college player could be the next one up to make an impact in the … Continue reading

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Miles Overton headed home; Wake Forest transfer now at Drexel

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Miles Overton announced that he was leaving Wake Forest in December, he said it was because he wanted to come closer to home. That promise came true, as it turns out the Philly native and … Continue reading

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Despite struggles, Ed DeChellis has no regrets

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It’s been almost four years since Ed DeChellis sent shockwaves throughout the Penn State basketball community when he departed Happy Valley in search of a new challenge at the United States Naval Academy. The Nittany Lions … Continue reading

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Villanova turns tide on Creighton in 71-50 win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu had serious issues covering Creighton’s bevy of 3-point shooters last year. That was true of the entire Wildcats roster, who gave up 21 treys last season when the Bluejays visited the Wells Fargo … Continue reading

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