Dingle gets medical hardship waiver approved


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By CHASE SENIOR Philahoops Staff @Chase_Senior _ Daniel Dingle was all smiles as he dribbled a basketball around and watched his teammates workout at McGonigle Hall on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-7 guard/ forward from the Bronx received some great news late in the afternoon on Wednesday, when he learned that his medical hardship waiver was approved by […]

Penn welcomes new AD Calhoun


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By ADAM BOOTH Philahoops Staff @ThatsAdamBooth – The 2013-14 Penn Quaker season was one that started with much promise and ended up with much disappointment. The Quakers failed to win double-digit games for consecutive years and finished in the bottom half of the Ivy League standings. The University experienced change on Monday, but on a […]

Bracy: Big 5 a brotherhood to be treasured


Temple fans tell La Salle what they think during a game at the Palestra this season. (Joe Fedorowicz/Philahoops)

By AARON BRACY Philahoops Staff @Aaron_Bracy Ending the season on Saturday night wasn’t what Villanova fans had hoped for, but the Wildcats’ loss to UConn made some supporters of rival schools giddy. And so it is in the Big 5 circa 2014. Thanks to message boards and social media, primarily, there is a new level […]

UConn 77, Villanova 65: Napier carries UConn to the Garden


UConn's Shabazz Napier scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime. (James Hill/Philahoops)

By JAMES HILL Philahoops Staff @jrhill17 – Nothing could stop UConn’s Shabazz Napier in his quest for a Sweet 16 berth – not foul trouble, not an injury, not any Villanova defender. The Husky guard scored 21 second-half points, including four big three-pointers, to carry UConn past Villanova 77-65 Saturday night in Buffalo. “He’s an […]

Hill: St. Joe’s seniors were successful on and off the court


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By JAMES HILL Philahoops Staff @jrhill17 – With only a few seconds to play and the game out of reach Thursday night, Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli subbed Langston Galloway out of the game for the final time. Coaches and players stood up to greet the senior, first among them UConn’s Shabazz Napier. The Huskies’ […]

Villanova 73, Milwaukee 53: Wildcats put away pesky Panthers


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By JAMES HILL Philahoops Staff @jrhill17 – Milwaukee made it a game early, holding a lead throughout much of the first half. But in the end, two-seed Villanova was far too good for the Panthers. Villanova built upon a four-point halftime lead to win 73-53 in the final game of the day Thursday. “That was […]

UConn 89, Saint Joseph’s 81: Huskies hold off Hawks in overtime


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By JAMES HILL Philahoops Staff @jrhill17 – Forty minutes was simply not enough for another great 7-10 matchup in the NCAA Tournament. And while Saint Joseph’s went toe-to-toe with Connecticut for the first 40 minutes, the Huskies were just too much in overtime. UConn lived at the free throw line, sinking 15-of-16 in the extra […]