Boston College Villanova Preview

Boston College Villanova Preview

Games start up again today, but the B.C./Nova game tomorrow is what we really care about.  I've searched the web so you don't have to.

-Long road toward fulfillment for B.C.'s Smith [USA Today]
-Sean Williams a shot blocking stud.  Katz: 5 players who can change the Tourney [ESPN]
-Bench work is lifting B.C. [Boston Globe]
-Boston College Notebook: Big Edge for B.C. [Boston Herald]
-Nova's Ray rising above the past [Inqy]
-Nova's forwards deserve respect [Inqy]
-Nova's Ray named as Naismith finalist, stands absolutely no chance [PhillyBurbs]
-Wildcats and Boston College will be Familiar Foes in Sweet 16 Match Up [VU Sports]
-ESPN game simulator says Nova wins 73-70 [ESPN Insider]

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.