NCAA Wrap: Temple sets NCAA record in key win at UMass

NCAA Wrap: Temple sets NCAA record in key win at UMass
February 16, 2013, 10:00 pm
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AMHERST, Mass. -- Khalif Wyatt scored 24 points, 17 in the second half, as Temple (17-8, 6-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) defeated Massachusetts 83-82 Saturday night in the Owls' fifth consecutive one-point game.

The Minutemen (16-8, 6-5) got within 83-82 with 1:08 remaining on Freddie Riley's 3-pointer but couldn't get a shot off on their final possession.

Temple has played nothing but one-point games in the month of February, winning previously over Charlotte and Dayton and losing to Saint Joseph's and Duquesne. It's the longest such streak by any team since at least the start of the 1996-97 season, according to STATS LLC (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

Hot-shooting La Salle lights up Palestra, St. Joe's
La Salle guard Ramon Galloway provided the exclamation point in the Explorers’ 76-64 victory over Saint Joseph’s Saturday afternoon at the Palestra, by slamming home a lob from teammate Tyrone Garland in the closing seconds.

But after it was all over – after the Explorers secured no worse than a share of their first Big 5 title since 1989-90 – Galloway said he is hoping that the season’s exclamation point is yet to come.

“We want to be in the record books,” he said after abutting Tyreek Duren’s career-high-equaling 29-point effort with an elegant 16-point, 12-assist stat line. “We want to be a great team. We don’t want to settle for good,” (see full recap).

-Gordie Jones

'Nova snags huge road win at UConn
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ryan Arcidiacono scored 25 points and Villanova grabbed 20 offensive rebounds in beating Connecticut, 70-61, on the road Saturday.

Mouphtaou Yarou added 11 points and had 16 rebounds for the Wildcats (16-10, 7-6 Big East).

A pair of Arcidiacono three-pointers sparked an 11-0 run that turned a three-point halftime deficit into a 52-45 Villanova lead and the Wildcats never trailed again (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

Big second half rallies Penn past Dartmouth
HANOVER, N.H. -- Jamal Lewis and Henry Brooks scored 14 points apiece and Pennsylvania overcame a 13-point, second-half deficit to defeat Dartmouth 67-57 Saturday night in Ivy League play.

Down 30-18 at halftime and still trailing 33-20 with 17:43 remaining, the Quakers (6-18, 3-4) scored nine unanswered points, six by Brooks.

Penn missed its first field goal of the second half, then went 16 of 20 the rest of the way while also making 15 of 19 free throws (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

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