Record: 11-16 overall, 4-11 Colonial Athletic Association
The ailing Dragons split two conference road games last week. Drexel lost to Old Dominion, 75-71, in double overtime Thursday but defeated Delaware, 62-60, Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Tramayne Hawthorne scored 22 points against Old Dominion when he connected on 5-of-15 three pointers. In the Delaware game, senior center Frank Elegar scored 22 points by hitting 10-of-14 field goals and grabbing 11 rebounds while junior guard Scott Rodgers chipped in with 16 points, converting both of his three-point attempts. Hawthorne went 3-for-5 from beyond the arc pouring in 11 points against Delaware.
Record: 10-13, 4-5 Atlantic 10 Conference, 1-1 Big 5 (through Monday)
The Explorers destroyed the lowly Highlanders from the New Jersey Institute of Technology last week. Sophomore guard Rodney Green, a Philadelphia native, gathered 14 points while seniors Darnell Harris and Sherman Diaz went a combined 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. La Salle shot 8-for-20 from the three-point line against the Highlanders. The Explorers played Saint Joseph’s Monday night.
Record: 9-15, 4-3 Ivy League, 0-4 Big 5
The Quakers went 2-1 for the week. Penn defeated Princeton, 70-65, Tuesday night and knocked off Yale, 78-65, Saturday. The lone loss was to Brown, 66-61, Friday evening. Despite having a quiet night against Princeton, senior guard Brian Grandieri turned it on against Brown pouring in 20 points to go along with his six rebounds and two assists. Penn also received consistent production from junior guard Kevin Egee who scored 15 points against both Princeton and Brown. Freshman Tyler Bernardini led the way for Penn with 19 points and six rebounds in their win against Yale.
Record: 16-7, 7-3 A-10, 3-0 Big 5 (through Monday)
Trailing Xavier for the top spot in the Atlantic Ten Conference, the Hawks put away St. Bonaventure, 81-56, Wednesday night at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. Junior forward Ahmad Nivins scored 18 points by connecting on all eight free throws while connecting on 5-on-6 field goals. Senior guard Pat Calathes sunk 3-of-6 three pointers en route to 15 points. Senior forward Robert Ferguson and junior guard Tasheed Carr went a combined 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. The Hawks played La Salle Monday night.
Record: 15-9, 5-7 Big East
Conference, 3-1 Big 5
The Wildcats went 1-1 last week in Big East play with the loss coming as a result of a late foul call. The win came against St. John’s, 60-42, at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. Freshman Corey Stokes led the Wildcats with 13 points, followed by 12 points from Dante Cunningham and 11 points from Dwayne Anderson. Roy Hibbert and No. 6 Georgetown defeated the Wildcats, 55-53, Monday night after Corey Stokes was called for a controversial foul as he bumped senior guard Jonathan Harris with 0.1 seconds remaining in a tied game. Harris went on to convert two free-throws to seal Villanova’s fate.