New Year's Eve Scores: #16 Villanova 95, #6 Xavier 64; UNC Wilmington 75, Drexel 63; Florida Gulf Coast 86, La Salle 77; #18 Houston 38, #9 Florida State 24; #1 Clemson 37, #4 Oklahoma 17; #2 Alabama 38, #3 Michigan State 0; #12 Providence 81, #9 Butler 73; Islanders 2, Sabres 1; Penguins 5, Red Wings 2; Hurricanes 4, Capitals 2; Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 3 (OT); Bucks 120, Pacers 116; Warrior 114, Rockets 110; Thunder 110, Suns 106
New Year's Day Scores: Lakers 93, 76ers 84; #6 Stanford 45, #5 Iowa 16; #7 Ohio State 44, #8 Notre Dame 28; #12 Ole Miss 48, #16 Oklahoma State 20; #23 Tennessee 45, #13 Northwestern 6; #14 Michigan 41, #19 Florida 7; Canadiens 5, Bruins 1; Stanford 70, #21 Utah 68 (OT); Washington 96, #25 UCLA 93 (2OT)
Saturday's Scores: Kings 2, Flyers 1; Clippers 130, 76ers 99; Georgia 24, Penn State 17; #16 Villanova 85, Creighton 71; Houston 77, Temple 50; St. Joe's 77, Richmond 73; Penn 80, Binghamton 45; Elon 83, Drexel 78; #11 TCU 47, #15 Oregon 41 (3OT); Arkansas 45, Kansas State 23; West Virginia 43, Arizona State 42; #1 Michigan State 69, Minnesota 61; #3 Oklahoma 87, #11 Iowa State 83; #6 Xavier 88, #9 Butler 69; Iowa 70, #14 Purdue 63; #19 West Virginia 87, Kansas State 83 (2OT); Auburn 83, Tennessee 77; Kings 142, Suns 119; Spurs 121, Rockets 103; Warriors 111, Nuggets 108 (OT); Panthers 3, Rangers 0; Devils 3, Stars 2 (OT); Penguins 5, Islanders 2; Blue Jackets 5, Capitals 4 (SO)
Sunday's Scores: Eagles 35, Giants 30; UMass 74, La Salle 67; Broncos 27, Chargers 20; Panthers 38, Buccaneers 10; Bills 22, Jets 17; Dolphins 20, Patriots 10; Bengals 24, Ravens 16; Steelers 28, Browns 12; Texans 30, Jaguars 6; Redskins 34, Cowboys 23; Chiefs 23, Raiders 17; Seahawks 36, Cardinals 6; Vikings 20, Packers 13; #8 Arizona 94, Arizona State 82; California 71, #21 Utah 58; Washington State 85, #25 UCLA 78; Washington 87, USC 85; Ohio State 75, Illinois 73; Bulls 115, Raptors 113; Islanders 6, Stars 5
Today's Schedule: Timberwolves vs. 76ers - 7 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); #19 West Virginia @ TCU - 7 PM (ESPN2); #7 North Carolina @ Florida State - 7 PM (ESPN); Raptors @ Cavaliers - 7 PM; Red Wings @ Devils - 7 PM; Pacers @ Heat - 7:30 PM (NBATV); #3 Oklahoma @ #2 Kansas (It'll eventually be a #2 vs. #1 matchup later this afternoon) - 9 PM (ESPN); #5 Virginia @ Virginia Tech - 9 PM (ESPN2); Kings @ Avalanche - 9 PM (NBCSN); Grizzlies @ Trail Blazers - 10 PM (NBATV)
EAGLES BEAT GIANTS, MIGHT HAVE REALLY LOST GAME
Here's a look at who the Eagles will play next year. It's the NFC North and the AFC North next year, along with Seattle and Atlanta, who finished second in their respective divisions (along with the Eagles):
WHO'S THE NEXT COACH?
Speaking of the Browns, that's one of three teams that are targeting Chip Kelly. The other two: Miami and Tennessee. Wouldn't it be interesting to see Chip return to the Linc as the Browns head coach?
More Kelly stuff: he ruined the team's holiday party and he almost benched Jordan Matthews for spinning the football.
Regarding the roster: the Eagles want to keep Vinny Curry and Jordan Matthews really wants Sam Bradford to stay. Will he stay, who knows? I hope the team keeps him.
FLYERS CONTINUE ROAD SKID, FALL TO KINGS 2-1
SIXERS ALSO DIDN'T HAVE GOOD LUCK IN LA THIS WEEKEND
COLLEGE HOOPS RECAP
- Villanova ended 2015 and started 2016 with Big East wins, as they defeated #6 Xavier and Creighton during the long weekend. On New Year's Eve day, Ryan Arcidiacono scored a season-high 27 points, while Daniel Ochefu recorded 12 points and 10 boards in a 95-64 win over the Musketeers (RECAP). On Saturday night, the Wildcats defeated Creighton on the road 85-71. Josh Hart led the team with 25 points, while Ochefu had 19 (RECAP). Next up for Nova is Seton Hall at the Pavilion on Wednesday.
- After opening up American play with an upset win on the road against Cincinnati, Temple suffered a huge 77-50 loss to Houston at home. Quenton DeCosey and Obi Enechionyia each led the Owls with nine points, while Devin Coleman had seven. Rob Gray Jr. led Houston with 23 points and six assists, while Ronnie Johnson scored 17, and LeRon Barnes had eight points and 13 rebounds. Temple travels to UConn on Tuesday. (RECAP)
- DeAndre' Bembry's fadeaway with 26.9 seconds left proved to be the go-ahead field goal as the Hawks improved to 11-2 with a 77-73 road win against Richmond. Bembry finished with 16 points, but Isaiah Miles led the team with 17 points and recorded a career-high 16 rebounds. Papa Ndao had 11 points and recorded a career-high in rebounds as well with eight. ShawnDre' Jones had a game-high 22 points for the Spiders, while Terry Allen wasn't far behind with 21. The Hawks host VCU tomorrow night at Hagan Arena. (RECAP)
- Penn dismantled Binghamton 80-45 at the Palestra Saturday afternoon. Matt Howard tied a career-high with 23 points and also recorded seven rebounds, while Jackson Donahue had 17 points. Willie Rodriguez led the Bearcats with a team-high nine points. That win was the team's largest win since an 84-44 win over Cornell in 2006. Cornell's coach was Steve Donahue, who's the current coach for the Quakers. Penn opens up Ivy League play next Saturday as they take on rival Princeton at The Palestra. (RECAP)
- La Salle lost both of their games over the long weekend as they fell to Florida Gulf Coast 86-77 and to UMass 74-67 in their Atlantic 10 opener. On Friday, Cleon Roberts scored a career-high 30 points while Jordan Price contributed with 25. But the Explorers only had six scholarship players available due injuries or sickness (RECAP). The Explorers hoped for some better luck yesterday as they hosted UMass in their A-10 opener, but a 10-0 run by the Minutemen to end the first half proved to be the difference. Jordan Price had 23 points, while Tony Washington recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards. Johnnie Shuler had eight points and a career-high six assists (RECAP). The Explorers will travel to the Bronx on Wednesday to take on Fordham.
- Drexel also lost both of their games during the long weekend, as they went to 0-2 in CAA play with losses to UNC Wilmington and Elon. Against UNCW on New Year's Eve, Rodney Williams had a team-high 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Rashann London had 13 points. Chris Flemmings led UNCW with 17 points (RECAP). On Saturday against Elon, Williams and Tavon Allen led the team with 19 points, while Sammy Mojica contributed with 14 points. Tanner Samson's 19, along with Steven Santa Ana's 18 helped Elon stay ahead of the Dragons late in the second half (RECAP). The Dragons return home on Thursday to host William & Mary.