Yesterday's Scores: Hawks 124, 76ers 86; #3 Villanova 83, Creighton 58; St. Bonaventure 83, St. Joe's 73; VCU 88, La Salle 70; Hornets 106, Cavaliers 97; Celtics 102, Pistons 95; Warriors 134, Wizards 121; Thunder 117, Magic 114; Heat 93, Mavericks 90; Bulls 107, Kings 102; Timberwolves 108, Clippers 102; #4 Maryland 70, Nebraska 65; #6 Xavier 90, St. John's 83; Illinois 110, Rutgers 101 (3OT); Florida 87, Arkansas 83; Texas Tech 63, Oklahoma State 61 (OT); Washington 95, Arizona State 83 (OT); Sabres 4, Canadiens 2; Lightning 3, Red Wings 1
Today's Schedule: Tulsa @ Temple - 7 PM (ESPNU); James Madison @ Drexel - 7 PM; Flyers @ Predators - 8 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); Knicks @ Pistons - 7 PM (TNT); #8 Texas A&M @ Vanderbilt - 7 PM (ESPN2); Ohio State @ Wisconsin - 7 PM (ESPN); Wild @ Rangers - 7 PM; Islanders @ Capitals - 7:30 PM (NBCSN); Devils @ Maple Leafs - 7:30 PM; Colorado @ #16 Oregon - 9 PM (FS1); UConn @ Memphis - 9 PM (ESPN2); Saint Mary's @ BYU - 9 PM; Lakers @ Pelicans - 9:30 PM (TNT); Ducks @ Kings - 10 PM (NBCSN); Raptors @ Trail Blazers - 10 PM; UCLA @ USC - 10:30 PM (PAC12); Utah @ Oregon State - 11 PM (ESPN2)
SIXERS LOSE TO HAWKS 124-86
NOVA WINS; HAWKS, EXPLORERS BOTH LOSE
- The Wildcats used an early 25-8 run after trailing 24-20 in the first half to eventually defeat visiting Creighton 83-58 at the Pavilion. Nova drained a season-high 16 3-pointers on the night, after Creighton attacked the Wildcats with 3's of their own. Kris Jenkins had a game-high 22 points, while Darryl Reynolds had 13 rebounds. Both played bigger minutes with Daniel Ochefu out for the second straight game with a concussion. Jalen Brunson scored 16, Josh Hart had 13, and Phil Booth came off the bench to contribute with 10 points and six assists. For the Blue Jays, Maurice Watson Jr. led Creighton with 16 points, with three 3-pointers as well. Nova travels to Rhode Island to take on Kris Dunn and the Providence Friars in a rematch of their meeting from two weeks ago, which the Friars won in overtime to upset the Wildcats. (RECAP)
- This is something we haven't talked about in a while: the Hawks losing. Their seven-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of St. Bonaventure, 83-73. DeAndre' Bembry led the Hawks with 22 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. Isaiah Miles had 11 points and eight boards, while Lamarr Kimble also had 11 off the bench. For the Bonnies, Jaylen Adams spearheaded the win with a career-high 31 points to go with seven assists, while Dion Wright had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Idris Taqqee had 13, and Marcus Posley had 11. The Hawks travel to the Bronx to take on Fordham on Saturday. (RECAP)
- Unlike the Hawks and Villanova this season, the La Salle Explorers lost again. This time, they lost their seventh straight game, as they fell to VCU 88-70. One bright spot was LSCHS grad Amar Stukes, who scored a career-high 17 points in the loss, while Cleon Roberts scored 14. Jordan Price and Johnnie Shuler each had 10, while Rohan Brown came off the bench to score 12. For the Rams, Melvin Johnson had a game-high 30 points, and was the only starter to score double-digit figures (the four remaining starters combined for 16 points, two of them scored eight each). The VCU bench got help from Jonathan Williams and Justin Tillman, who scored 14 and 13 points respectively. La Salle stays home as they host Rhode Island on Saturday night. (RECAP)
EAGLES, COX NOT NEAR A NEW DEAL; DID PEDERSON DROP A HINT REGARDING QB?
As for the quarterback situation, head coach Doug Pederson talked to CSN's Derrick Gunn on Quick Slants about the Eagles winning now. And he hinted about the quarterback situation?
I do. I really do. I think the pieces are there. Great talent on defense. The strength probably on this team is the defensive line, linebackers, tremendous talent there. I think the skill guys are as good, if not better than most of the National Football League, and there’s guys there who have made a lot of plays, young guys, that have made some great plays for this organization. Re-signing a guy like Zach Ertz, I was excited to get him and Brent Celek both wrapped up, Lane Johnson wrapped up.
And then you start just kinda filling in. A hole here, a hole there, get some depth here, you know, get you a young quarterback possibly, and then you just start developing your talent and you see what happens after that.
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