Friday's Scores: Wizards 103, 76ers 94; Penn 79, Cornell 67; Hornets 96, Pacers 95; Raptors 99, Cavaliers 97; Lightning 4, Devils 0; Capitals 3, Wild 2; Bruins 4, Hurricanes 1; Ducks 2, Oilers 1 (OT); Princeton 88, Columbia 83
Saturday's Scores: Flyers 4, Coyotes 2; #1 Villanova 89, Marquette 79; Temple 63, UCF 61; La Salle 76, George Mason 68; Northeastern 61, Drexel 59; Columbia 93, Penn 65; #25 Texas 76, #3 Oklahoma 63; #3 Virginia 79, #7 North Carolina 74; #22 Utah 70, #9 Arizona 64; #20 Purdue 83, #10 Maryland 79; #12 Miami (FL) 73, #11 Louisville 65; Vanderbilt 74, #16 Kentucky 62; Florida State 77, #23 Notre Dame 56; Butler 90, Georgetown 87 (OT); Rhode Island 75, Dayton 66; VCU 69, George Washington 65; St. Bonaventure 85, UMass 83; Gonzaga 71, BYU 68; LSU 96, Florida 91; Penguins 4, Jets 1; Blue Jackets 4, Panthers 3 (SO); Rangers 3, Stars 2; Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1; Red Wings 5, Avalanche 3; Senators 6, Flames 4; Celtics 101, Heat 89; Trail Blazers 103, Bulls 95; Spurs 104, Rockets 94; Warriors 121, Thunder 118 (OT)
Yesterday's Scores: Magic 130, 76ers 116; St. Joe's 77, Saint Louis 63; Phillies 8, University of Tampa 3; Seton Hall 90, #5 Xavier 81; Ohio State 68, #8 Iowa 64; Pittsburgh 76, #15 Duke 62; Houston 75, UConn 68; Memphis 92, Tulsa 82; Wisconsin 68, Michigan 57; Wizards 113, Cavaliers 99; Hawks 87, Hornets 76; Pistons 114, Raptors 101; Trail Blazers 111, Pacers 102; Blackhawks 3, Capitals 2; Blues 5, Hurricanes 2; Lightning 4, Bruins 1; Oilers 3, Islanders 1
Today's Schedule: Flames @ Flyers - 7 PM (CSN / 93.3 WMMR); 76ers @ Wizards - 7 PM (TCN / 97.5 The Fanatic); Syracuse @ #7 North Carolina - 7 PM (ESPN); Pacers @ Cavaliers - 7 PM (NBATV); Blue Jackets @ Rangers - 7 PM; Coyotes @ Penguins - 7 PM; Red Wings @ Stars - 8:30 PM; #2 Kansas @ #25 Texas - 9 PM (ESPN); Thunder @ Kings - 10 PM (NBATV); Canadiens @ Sharks - 10:30 PM
FLYERS BEAT COYOTES TO STAY IN PLAYOFF HUNT; EXTEND RAFFL'S CONTRACT
Also, the Flyers resigned Michael Raffl to a three-year, $7.05 million extension on Sunday, taking him off the trade market after Florida was rumored to have interest in him (they eventually got Jiri Hudler from Calgary), and also resigned Phantoms captain Colin McDonald to a multi-year extension. The trade deadline is today at 3 PM. So far, Eric Staal is a Ranger, Brooks Laich is a Maple Leaf, Kris Versteeg is a King, and Jonathan Drouin is still a Tampa Bay Lightning (but should be a Flyer, hopefully).
NOVA, TEMPLE, ST. JOE's, LA SALLE (!) PREVAIL; PENN SPLITS WEEKEND; DREXEL STILL SUCKS
- The top-ranked Wildcats pulled away from the Golden Eagles, as Villanova defeated Marquette 89-79 in Milwaukee on Saturday. Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart each had 19 points, while Daniel Ochefu had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Ryan Arcidiacono had 10. On the other end, Jajuan Johnson and Haanif Cheatham also recorded 19 points, while Henry Ellenson had 13, and Wally Ellenson had 11. Nova returns home to finish the regular season this week, as they play their final Pavilion game on Tuesday against DePaul. (RECAP)
- The Owls gave their mascot, Hooter, a hoot of a game at the Liacouras Center on Saturday, as Quenton DeCosey's jumper with three seconds left lifted the Owls over UCF 63-61 on Hooter's Birthday. Obi Enechionyia led all Owls with 18 points as he continues to improve game by game, while DeCosey had a total of 16 on the day. Devin Coleman added 12. For UCF, Daiquan Walker had a game-high 21 points, Tacko Fall had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Adonys Henriquez had 10 points. Temple will take on Memphis Thursday night for Senior Night. (RECAP)
- The Hawks clinched a bye in the Atlantic 10 Championship next week and also moved back into a tie for first place with a 77-63 win over Saint Louis. DeAndre' Bembry had a game-high 27 points, 19 of which came in the second half, to go with eight rebounds, while Isaiah Miles chipped in with 18 points. For the Billikens, Jermaine Bishop had 15 points, and Mike Crawford had 14. It's the first win for the Hawks over the Billikens since March 9, 2006. St. Joe's travels to Rochester for a crucial showdown against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday. The Bonnies defeated the Hawks 83-73 earlier this month. (RECAP)
- Hey, La Salle won a game! They defeated George Mason 76-68 on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena! Jordan Price had 24 points, Cleon Roberts had 15, and Amar Stukes had 12. Meanwhile, for George Mason, Otis Livingston had 18, Shevon Thompson had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, Marko Gujanicic had 12 points, and Jalen Jenkins had a double-double off the bench with 15 points and 11 boards. La Salle hosts Saint Louis on Wednesday for their Senior Day. (RECAP)
- Penn defeated Cornell on Friday, but lost to Columbia the following night, both games were held at the Palestra. In Friday's win, Darien Nelson-Henry had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Sam Jones had 15 points. Jake Silpe (12), Jackson Donahue (13), and Darnell Foreman (13) also scored in double figures. Robert Hatter had a game-high 31 points for the Big Red (RECAP). The following night was completely different, as the Quakers lost, and it was Senior Night. Nelson-Henry still led the Quakers in points with 18, while Donahue had 16, and Matt Howard had 14. For Columbia, Alex Rosenberg had a game-high 26 points. Penn returns to action Friday night as they travel to take on Dartmouth. (RECAP)
- And finally, stop me if you've heard this: the Dragons lost a halftime lead on a late comeback from the opposing team to lose. You have? Great, because it happened again. This time, Drexel was up by seven at the half, only to lose by two to Northeastern. Tavon Allen had a game-high 27 points, while Rashann London had 11, and Kazembe Abif had 10. For Northeastern, David Walker had 20 points, while Zach Stahl had 12. Drexel is the #9 seed in the CAA Tournament and will take on Elon Friday night at 6 PM down in Baltimore. (RECAP)
WELL, THE SIXERS LOST...TWICE
HEY, THE PHILLIES WON!
Speaking of those two pitchers, they're the favorites to be named the Opening Day starter.