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Temple outlasts Penn 76-67 in Big Five matchup

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – Mark Williams had a career night as Temple won its Big 5 opener in downing Penn for the eighth straight season, 76-67, on Tuesday evening. Williams, a 6-foot-8 forward from Cleveland, Ohio … Continue reading

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La Salle takes down Terriers, 73-60

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — Jordan Price has been La Salle’s leading scorer all season, but many still have not been happy with his play. Coming into Tuesday night, the transfer from Auburn was shooting just 28 percent from the floor, … Continue reading

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Villanova asserts itself in 77-53 win over No. 14 VCU

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: Thanks so much to Terrence Payne for his help with this story) In a battle of unbeaten, unanimous preseason conference favorites of the two premier East Coast basketball-only leagues, Villanova showed Virginia Commonwealth that … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Shipley School (Pa.)

Alex Chesen (@amchesen) – (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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Ja’Quan Newton making impact off Miami’s bench

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It’s strange to see Ja’Quan Newton come off the bench. After starting–and starring–for four years at Neumann-Goretti, he’s settling into a different role in his freshman season at Miami (Fl.), learning what it’s like to be … Continue reading

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Rider’s Lopez ready for his final stop in his college journey

Jack Fritz (@Jack_Fritz34) – Matt Lopez’s college journey has been one for the ages. After attending Washington Township High School in southern New Jersey, Lopez decided to stay home for college, attending La Salle University. Halfway into his redshirt freshman … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Susquehanna Township (Pa.)

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – (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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Drexel picks up first win, outlasts Cornell, 61-59

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – The Drexel Dragons are winless no longer. Drexel picked up its first win of the 2014-15 season, defeating Cornell in a tight contest, 61-59, earlier this afternoon at the Charleston Classic in Charleston, S.C. Coming off a tough … Continue reading

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Columbia keeps Lehigh winless, 54-44

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A career game by sophomore reserve Jeff Coby and a big first-half run provided Columbia all the cushion it needed against Lehigh in a 54-44 win at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa. on Sunday afternoon. The … Continue reading

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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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92 in 92: Pennsbury (Pa.)

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – (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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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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