Category Archives: Top Stories

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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Pennsbury’s Derrick Woods commits to St. Bonaventure

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) & Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Pennsbury (Pa.) forward Derrick Woods has committed to St. Bonaventure. Woods was first offered by Binghamton (N.Y.) and had received interest from Drexel, but ultimately elected to go with the Bonnies. His decision comes roughly four … 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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MCS’ Samir Doughty commits to St. John’s

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – In somewhat of a surprise, Math, Civics, & Sciences combo guard Samir Doughty has committed to St. John’s and will sign his National Letter of Intent at MCS tomorrow, per the school’s athletic director, Lonnie Diggs. … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Tuesday, November 18

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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Four Observations: Temple/Louisiana Tech

Anthony Bellino (@bellino_anthony) & Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) – Temple’s second home game of the season was an 82-75 victory over a Louisiana Tech team that loves to push the tempo. The Owls fell behind by double-digits in the first half … Continue reading

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Delaware goes cold, drops opener to Liberty

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — Delaware head coach Monte Ross saw his freshmen play surprisingly well in the season opener at Liberty on Monday night. His team’s 3-point shooting and shot selection? Not so much. The Blue Hens opened their 2014-2015 campaign with a … Continue reading

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Brown, Owls salvage rough first half, top La. Tech 82-75

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — Temple sophomore guard Josh Brown averaged 2.7 points last season. That equates to less than a 3-pointer a game over the course of a 31 game season. On Monday night, the Newark, N.J. native played what … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s toughs out 52-49 win over Drexel

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With so much youth and inexperience on his squad, Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli has to be okay with winning ugly. And that’s exactly what his Hawks did on Monday night, taking down Drexel 52-49 … Continue reading

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Dominant first half allows ‘Nova to cruise to victory

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – After a slow start to Friday’s season-opening win over Lehigh, Villanova made sure it didn’t make a trend of that Monday night. The No. 12 Wildcats exploded out to an early lead, forcing turnovers, running the … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Episcopal Academy (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Philly’s Jay Harris won’t give up on dream

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – “I just wanted to shock the world. I wanted people to think ‘That’s the same kid from Philly? The kid from Robeson?’” That is Tennessee State University’s Jay Harris. He didn’t want to be just another … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Monday, November 17

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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