Yesterday's Scores: Hornets 119, 76ers 99; La Salle 76, Saint Louis 68; St. Bonaventure 98, St. Joe's 90; Phillies 4, Blue Jays 4; Capitals 3, Maple Leafs 2; Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 2; Ducks 3, Canadiens 2 (SO); #9 Oregon 76, UCLA 68; Virginia Tech 65, Pittsburgh 61; VCU 70, Davidson 60; Butler 85, Seton Hall 78; Arkansas 62, Alabama 61; NC State 73, Boston College 72; 3Stony Brook 86, UMBC 76 (America East Quarterfinal); Hartford 68, Albany 59 (America East Quarterfinal); Vermont 99, Maine 82 (America East Quarterfinal); New Hampshire 56, Binghamton 51 (America East Quarterfinal); Wagner 59, Robert Morris 50 (NEC Quarterfinal); Fairleigh Dickinson 74, St. Francis (PA) 72 (NEC Quarterfinal); LIU Brooklyn 84, Sacred Heart 76 (NEC Quarterfinal); Mount St. Mary's 60, St. Francis (Brooklyn) 51 (NEC Quarterfinal); Austin Peay 92, Tennessee Tech 72 (Ohio Valley Quarterfinal); Murray State 78, Eastern Illinois 62 (Ohio Valley Quarterfinal); Celtics 116, Trail Blazers 93; Rockets 100, Pelicans 95; Spurs 97, Pistons 81; Clippers 103, Thunder 98
Today's Schedule: Astros @ Phillies (Split Squad) - 1:05 PM (TCN); Phillies @ Yankees (Split Squad) - 1:05 PM; Oilers @ Flyers - 7 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); Memphis @ Temple - 7 PM (ESPNU); Georgia @ South Carolina - 7 PM (ESPN2); Stetson @ Lipscomb (A-Sun Semifinal) - 7 PM (ESPN3); Blackhawks @ Bruins - 7 PM; Rangers @ Penguins - 7 PM; Florida Gulf Coast @ North Florida (A-Sun Semifinal) - 7:30 PM (ESPN3); Lightning @ Senators - 7:30 PM; Spurs @ Pelicans - 8 PM (TNT); UConn @ #24 SMU - 9 PM (ESPN2); Cincinnati @ Houston - 9 PM (CBSSN); #25 California @ #18 Arizona - 9 PM (ESPN); Thunder @ Warriors - 10:30 PM (TNT)
SIXERS FALL...AGAIN...THIS TIME TO THE HORNETS
ST. JOE'S FALLS TO ST. BONAVENTURE, WHILE LA SALLE BEATS SAINT LOUIS
- The Hawks fell victim to the Bonnies for the second time this season, this time on the road, 98-90. They also fell victim to the highest individual scoring effort of the season in Marcus Posley's game-high 47 points. Isaiah Miles and Shavar Newkirk led the Hawks with 19 points, which was a career high for Newkirk, while DeAndre' Bembry and Aaron Brown scored 18 points. Lamarr Kimble added 11 points. Outside of Posley's 47 for St. Bonaventure, Dion Wright scored 22, and Denzel Gregg added 14 points. The Hawks will close out the regular season Saturday afternoon as they take on Duquesne. (RECAP)
- The Explorers defeated Saint Louis 76-68 on Senior Night to go on their first winning streak since earlier in the season when the team defeated Towson, Rider, and Lafayette to start the season 3-0. Cleon Roberts led the way with 23 points, while Johnnie Shuler came off the bench to score 15. Jordan Price added 14, and Tony Washington scored 11. For the Billikens, Davell Roby had a team-high 16 points, while starters Jermaine Bishop and Mike Crawford had 15 and 14 points respectively. Reggie Agbeko had 13 rebounds along with eight points. La Salle also has the same amount of wins as the 76ers with eight. That's sad (for the Sixers). The Explorers will close out the regular season on the road against UMass on Saturday night. (RECAP)
PHILLIES TIE BLUE JAYS 4-4
COUGHLIN INTERVIEW WAS A DISASTER, AND WHO HELPED CONVINCE BRADFORD TO STAY?
Apparently, the moment was not right when he interviewed with the Eagles one week after he left the Giants. Even though the Coughlin camp put a spin on the interview with the Philly higher-ups by saying Coughlin withdrew from consideration because he couldn’t bring the core of his staff with him after McAdoo was promoted to replace him and retained much of his crew, others have since said Coughlin was not going to be offered the job.
The interview was a disaster.
Coughlin acted like a 20-year old whose girlfriend had dumped him and he was trying to make her jealous by dating her No. 1 enemy on the rebound. NFL sources say his hard feelings for the Giants came through loud and clear in the interview with the Eagles brain trust, which included owner Jeffrey Lurie, and he was obsessed with how he felt wronged by the Giants. He was not forthcoming about his plans for his staff. He came off more concerned with making the Giants look bad than being consumed with coaching the Eagles.
Meanwhile, Tim McManus reports that Doug Pederson convinced Sam Bradford to stay with the Eagles . Good job coach!