Yesterday's Scores: Flyers 4, Capitals 3 (OT); Pistons 110, 76ers 97; St. Joe's 78, UMass 70; East Carolina 64, Temple 61; Clippers 85, Hawks 83; Thunder 126, Timberwolves 123; Spurs 130, Rockets 99; Arkansas 74, #5 Texas A&M 71; #17 Baylor 69, Oklahoma State 65; #21 Purdue 68, Minnesota 64; Dayton 73, Saint Louis 37
Today's Schedule: Towson @ Drexel - 7 PM; #3 Iowa @ #8 Maryland - 7 PM (ESPN); #25 Notre Dame @ Syracuse - 7 PM (ESPN2); Cincinnati @ UConn - 7 PM (ESPNU); Hawks @ Pacers - 7 PM; Knicks @ Raptors - 8 PM (TNT); #12 Michigan State @ Northwestern - 9 PM (ESPN); #23 Oregon @ #18 Arizona - 9 PM (ESPN2); Washington @ UCLA - 10 PM (FS1); Bulls @ Lakers - 10:30 PM (TNT)
FLYERS BEAT CAPITALS IN OVERTIME
Many of us were wrong.
The Flyers got off to a fast start in the opening stanza, granted Washington hasn't had a game since last Tuesday due to Winter Storm Jonas wiping out the majority of the east coast. Brayden Schenn scored on a power play goal six seconds into a Tom Wilson penalty. Then a few minutes later, Evgeny Kuznetsov turned the puck over to a Flyer, and that Flyer scored to make it 2-0. It was not Claude Giroux. It was not Shayne Gostisbehere. It was not RJ Umberger, although you're getting closer. It was Ryan White. LOLOLOLOL!!!
Then the Caps got really hot, and didn't let the Flyers register a shot on goal until 13:46 mark in the 2nd. Washington managed to rattle off 11 straight shots, and also scored twice, thanks to Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom. But the Flyers would manage to retake the lead heading into the 2nd intermission thanks to Claude Giroux winning a faceoff, which went right to Jake Voracek's stick and into the net. Burakovsky scored the tying goal in the 3rd period to send the game into overtime.
Jake Voracek made a nice move in the offensive zone and eventually scored the game-winning for the Flyers, who head into the All-Star break on a high note. The Caps do not, as they lost Alex Ovechkin to an injury and will not be available for them in their first game back from the break.
Back to the Mason situation for a moment. The Flyers said that he didn't practice Monday or Tuesday because of maintenance days, and then announced that he was day-to-day with a lower-body injury, but skated prior to tonight's game, which makes no sense. Either way, Michal Neuvirth got the win, and Jason LaBarbera got to be the backup for (at least) one game.
SIXERS CAN'T GO BACK TO BACK, FALL TO PISTONS 110-97
ST. JOE'S BEATS UMASS; TEMPLE SURPRISINGLY LOSES TO EAST CAROLINA
- Isaiah Miles had a double-double with game-highs of 27 points and 12 rebounds as the Hawks recorded their sixth straight win in a 78-70 win over UMass on Hawk Hill. It's also the team's 13th win in their last 14 games. DeAndre' Bembry added 13 points and nine rebounds, while James Demery came off the bench to score 11. For the Minutemen, Seth Berger scored 17 points, while Jabarie Hinds scored 13. Trey Davis and Zach Coleman each added a dime in the game. The Hawks will travel to take on Rhode Island on Saturday. (RECAP)
- Kentrell Barkley gave the Pirates the game-winning three-point play after Josh Brown fouled him with a second left and gave East Carolina a surprising 64-61 win over Temple, who had just defeated SMU on Sunday. East Carolina also just came off a nice win against Memphis on Sunday. Quenton DeCosey had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Obi Enechionyia had a team-high 18 points, replacing Jaylen Bond in the starting five.. Ernest Aflakpui grabbed 10 rebounds for the Owls. For the Pirates, Prince Williams scored 18, B.J. Tyson added 14, and Barkley had 13. Temple will travel to take on South Florida Sunday afternoon. (RECAP)