Yesterday's Scores: 76ers 103, Lakers 91; Flyers 4, Senators 2; #8 Villanova 86, St. Joe's 72; #4 Kansas 94, Loyola (MD) 61; #5 Iowa State 84, North Dakota State 64; #10 Virginia 64, Ohio State 58; Michigan 66, NC State 59; Northwestern 81, Virginia Tech 79 (OT); Texas 80, UT-Arlington 73 (OT); Wizards 97, Cavaliers 85; Magic 96, Timberwolves 93; Predators 5, Coyotes 2; Wild 2, Blackhawks 1; Red Wings 5, Sabres 4 (SO)
Today's Schedule: Fairleigh Dickinson @ Temple - 7 PM (ESPN3); Hofstra @ La Salle - 7 PM, Navy @ Penn - 7 PM; 76ers @ Knicks - 7:30 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); Butler @ #17 Cincinnati - 7 PM (CBSSN); Seton Hall @ George Washington - 7 PM; Warriors @ Hornets - 7 PM; #24 Louisville @ #3 Michigan - 7:15 PM (ESPN); Wisconsin @ #14 Syracuse - 7:15 PM (ESPN2); Penn State @ Boston College - 7:15 PM (ESPNU); Tulsa @ Oklahoma State - 8 PM; Murray State @ Houston - 8 PM (ESPN3); North Florida @ LSU - 8 PM (SECN+); Raptors @ Hawks - 8 PM; Rangers @ Islanders - 8 PM (NBCSN); Arizona State @ Creighton - 9 PM (CBSSN); Indiana @ #7 Duke - 9:15 PM (ESPN); Notre Dame @ Illinois - 9:15 PM (ESPN2); Florida State @ Iowa - 9:15 PM (ESPNU); BYU @ Utah - 10 PM (PAC12); Pacers @ Clippers - 10:30 PM (NBATV); #13 Gonzaga @ Washington State - 11 PM (FS1)
THE SIXERS FINALLY WON A GAME!!!!!!!!
For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant led the team with 20 points (more on him in a second), while Jordan Clarkson scored 19. Julius Randle recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while D'Angelo Russell, the #2 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft before Okafor, also scored 12. Former Sixers Lou Williams and Nick Young combined for 13 points.
They look to get a winning streak going tonight as they travel to MSG to take on Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks. (RECAP)
THAT WAS IT?
It's about Kobe. It was his final game in Philly, and the City of Brotherly Love gave him a lot of love last night, including Sonny Hill.
But something that was overshadowed was the Moses Malone tribute night. The Sixers wore special warmup shirts and the padding in front of the nets had tributes to Malone. There was also a halftime ceremony to honor him and it was also announced that his #2 would be retired next season.
FLYERS ALSO WON A GAME, BEAT SENATORS 4-2
OH AND WE WON IN HOCKEY!? THAT'S FANTASTIC!
The Flyers continued their winning ways by beating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 in Canada's capital. It was the team's third straight win and their fourth in their last five games. Shayne Gostisbehere scored his fourth goal from Claude Giroux to open up the scoring, before Zack Smith tied the game up at one entering intermission.
In the 2nd, Evgeny Medvedev scored his first career NHL goal right when the power-play expired to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead. But that lead went to smoke when Mike Hoffman tied the game soon after. But the Flyers would regain the lead thanks to Wayne Simmonds cleaning up his rebound to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead entering the 3rd. The Flyers outshot the Sens 18-5 that period and dominated throughout.
Steve Mason stood on his head in the 3rd, and Sean Couturier scored an empty netter to seal a 4-2 win. Coots had two assists on the night.
The Flyers are off until Friday, when they travel to Newark to take on the surprisingly good New Jersey Devils. (RECAP)
#8 VILLANOVA ALSO WON A GAME, BUT ST. JOE'S HAD TO LOSE
#8 Villanova won their fourth straight Holy War against St. Joe's as they defeated the Hawks 86-72 in front of a sold out Hagan Arena on Hawk Hill. Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart each scored 18 for the Wildcats, while Ryan Arcidiacono scored 17. Hart also led the way with nine rebounds. Freshman Jalen Brunson had eight points, five assists, and four boards.
For the Hawks, junior DeAndre' Bembry led the way with 17 points. Isaiah Miles scored 14, while Shavar Newkirk, Aaron Brown, and Javon Baumann also recorded double digit figures. Newkirk also had nine assists on the night.
Next up for the Wildcats is a top 10 matchup against #6 Oklahoma next Monday in Pearl Harbor for the first Pearl Harbor Invitational, which takes place on the 74th anniversary of the attack in Hawaii. (RECAP)
For the Hawks, they travel up to New York City to take on Columbia Friday night. (RECAP)