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Trio sparks Drexel to 63-41 romp over Elon

Jan. 16, 2020 10:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Camren Wynter tossed in 27 points and James Butler and Zach Walton posted double-doubles as Drexel rolled past Elon 63-41 on Thursday night. Wynter buried 10 of 14 shots from the floor for the Dragons (11-8, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) and added five assists. Butler finished with...

Diallo scores 19 to lift Providence past St. John's 63-58

Jan. 15, 2020 11:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alpha Diallo had 19 points as Providence edged past St. John's 63-58 on Wednesday night. Luwane Pipkins had six rebounds for Providence (11-7, 4-1 Big East Conference). David Duke added six rebounds. Kalif Young had eight rebounds. LJ Figueroa had 12 points, nine rebounds and five...

Howard's big night sends Marquette past Xavier

Jan. 15, 2020 10:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard scored 35 points with five 3-pointers and Marquette beat Xavier 85-65 on Wednesday to end a two-game losing streak. Sacar Anim scored 12 points with eight rebounds and three steals for Marquette (12-5, 2-3 Big East Conference). Koby McEwen and Theo John each score 10 while...

Georgetown center Omer Yurtseven (44) handles the ball next to Creighton guard Denzel Mahoney (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. Georgetown won 83-80. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Hoyas beat No. 25 Creighton behind Yurtseven's double-double

Jan. 15, 2020 10:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a slow start to league play in the always physical Big East, Georgetown’s prized newcomer Omer Yurtseven broke out and carried the Hoyas. Yurtseven had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Mac McClung scored 19 points and Georgetown beat No. 25 Creighton 83-80 on Wednesday night. The...

Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) drives on Seton Hall guard Myles Cale (22) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Halftime adjustments lead No. 18 Pirates past No. 5 Butler

Jan. 15, 2020 9:56 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard kept it simple at halftime Wednesday. He needed Myles Powell to be more aggressive, 7-foot-2 Romaro Gill to become a bigger presence in the post and Quincy McKnight to execute the plan flawlessly. All of it worked. Powell and Gill combined for 34...

Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

No. 14 Villanova survives scare, beats DePaul 79-75 in OT

Jan. 15, 2020 12:05 AM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Headed into overtime after blowing a big lead in regulation, Collin Gillespie had a one-word challenge for Villanova: Attitude. With the national championship stars gone, a new era of Wildcats are finding out what they need to win in the rugged Big East, and Gillespie showed them the...

Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) drives against Providence guard David Duke (3) and forward Kalif Young, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Big East a beast again with four teams showcased in Top 25

Jan. 14, 2020 1:40 AM EST

It has been a long time since the Big East commanded the spotlight like it does in college basketball these days. In fact, you probably have to go back about seven years to the days before conference realignment, when Bob Huggins was stalking the sidelines at West Virginia, Rick Pitino was leading Louisville, and...

Powell scores 23, Seton Hall wins its sixth in row, 69-55

Jan. 11, 2020 7:47 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard didn't hesitate to take out most of his starters after Marquette rallied from a seven-point deficit to tie the game midway through the second half. The Pirates needed needed a jump start and Anthony Nelson, Shavar Reynolds, Tyrese Samuel and Ike Obiagu got...

Xavier guard Paul Scruggs (1) drives to the basket as Creighton guard Ty-Shon Alexander (5) and forward Damien Jefferson (23) defend in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Cincinnati. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Ballock, Alexander lead Creighton past Xavier 77-65

Jan. 11, 2020 5:40 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Creighton Bluejays earned an important Big East road win on Saturday, and in doing so helped head coach Greg McDermott achieve a career milestone. Mitch Ballock scored 19 points and went 5 of 9 from 3-point range, and Ty-Shon Alexander added 18 points lifting the Bluejays to a 77-65...

Villanova's Collin Gillespie, right, tries to dribble past Georgetown's Jahvon Blair during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bey scores 33, leads No. 16 Villanova past Georgetown 80-66

Jan. 11, 2020 3:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saddiq Bey was needed to score more to keep Villanova in the hunt to win as tough a Big East conference as it's been in years. Bey gave the Wildcats and coach Jay Wright a glimpse of just how effective he can be from long range. Bey hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33...