SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 9
Pittsburgh (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
La Salle at Saint Joseph's, 4 p.m.
Penn St. at Minnesota, 5:15 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
LIU at Robert Morris, 2 p.m.
Sacred Heart at St. Francis (Pa.), 3 p.m.
Big East Conference
At Rosemont, Ill.
Villanova vs. Marquette, 9:30 p.m.
Lupul's OT goal lifts Leafs over Flyers
TORONTO (AP) - Joffrey Lupul scored 2:21 into overtime for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who squandered a third-period lead but bounced back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Saturday night.
Jake Gardiner and Nazem Kadri both had a goal in the game's first four minutes, and Mason Raymond scored the go-ahead goal in the third period for Toronto. Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves for his 24th victory.
Kimmo Timonen scored twice for Philadelphia, and Braydon Coburn tied the game late to force overtime. Steve Mason, who allowed two goals on the first four shots he faced, made 32 saves overall.
Toronto improved to 76 points, good for third place in the Atlantic Division. They are three points ahead of the Flyers.
Jazz end skid, send 76ers to 16th straight loss
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, Alec Burks added 19 and the Utah Jazz beat Philadelphia 104-92 on Saturday night, sending the 76ers to their 16th consecutive loss.
Derrick Favors contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds, Enes Kanter had 13 points and 10 boards, and Diante Garrett scored 11 points for the Jazz (22-41), who snapped a five-game losing streak and completed a six-game road trip at 1-5.
Tony Wroten scored a career-high 30 points for the Sixers (15-47), who hadn't dropped 16 in a row since a franchise-worst 20 straight losses during the 1972-73 season, when they finished 9-73. The Sixers also lost their franchise-worst 13th straight home game.
Ruiz, Asche hit 3-run HRs as Phillies beat Astros
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Carlos Ruiz and Cody Asche each hit a three-run homer to send the Philadelphia Phillies past a Houston Astros split squad 11-3 on Saturday.
Asche connected in the fifth inning to give the Phillies a 3-1 lead, and Ruiz's drive in the sixth made it 7-3.
Astros starter Dallas Keuchel held Philadelphia hitless for three innings. His only baserunner came on a walk, and he struck out two.
Keuchel has been solid in his first two starts this spring, giving up one hit in five shutout innings.
Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez walked four and struck out four in 3 1-3 innings. He allowed one run and two hits in his third start of the spring.
Martin homers, Liriano sharp as Pirates beat Rays
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - Russell Martin homered for the third time this spring and drove in four runs to lead Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Martin had an RBI single during a six-run first inning against Rays starter Matt Moore. The catcher added a three-run homer off Grant Balfour in the fourth. With six hits in his last 10 spring training at-bats, Martin has boosted his average to .462 through five games.
Liriano allowed one run and four hits in three innings. The left-hander walked one and struck out three.
Moore was a 17-game winner for Tampa Bay last season, but has a history of not pitching well in spring training. He yielded six runs and five hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Hilliard leads No. 6 Villanova past Georgetown
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points to lead No. 6 Villanova to a dominating 77-59 victory over Georgetown on Saturday, preserving the Wildcats' hopes of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
JayVaughn Pinkston added 13 points, and James Bell and Ryan Arcidiacono had 11 apiece for the Wildcats (28-3, 16-2), who won their sixth straight game while tying the 2005-06 team for second-most wins in program history. Villanova's 16 Big East wins are the most in school history.
The 18-point win marked the largest margin of victory for Villanova in a Big East game between the teams.
Markel Starks scored 20 points for the Hoyas (17-13, 8-10), who are in jeopardy of failing to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 14 points and Aaron Bowen had 13 for Georgetown.
Patterson's 30 lifts Pittsburgh to 83-78 win
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson's 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers' lead to 67-65. Josh Newkirk picked up a loose ball as Clemson fumbled the inbounds pass and hit a tying jumper that just beat the buzzer. Officials took several minutes reviewing Newkirk's shot and decided there wasn't indisputable evidence to rule it came after time ran out.
Given new life, Patterson struck for his fifth 3-pointer as the Panthers (23-8, 11-17 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored the first seven points of the extra period.
The Tigers (19-11, 10-8) could not recover. Pittsburgh finished its first ACC season in fifth place.
K.J. McDaniels had 24 points lead the Tigers, who were seeking their first-ever 11-win ACC season.
Boston University crushes Army 91-70
BOSTON (AP) - D.J. Irving scored 20 points and Maurice Watson added 10 points with 17 assists as No. 1 seed Boston University crushed fifth-seeded Army 91-70 in the Patriot tournament semifinal Saturday.
The Terriers (24-9) advance to the Patriot League final.
Dom Morris had 16 points for the Terriers. Malik Thomas scored 15 points and John Papale added 14.
Boston University led 39-35 at the half and opened it up further in the second period with a 13-2 run to a 68-52 advantage with 7:57 left to play. Papale hit two consecutive 3-pointers in the stretch to seal the Boston win.
Army hit just 42.4 percent from the field and 21.7 percent from 3-point range. They were also plagued by 17 turnovers, 10 of which came as Boston steals.
Kyle Wilson led the Black Knights (15-16) with 22 points.
Northeastern beats Drexel 90-81 in CAA quarters
BALTIMORE (AP) - Scott Eatherton scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as fifth-seeded Northeastern beat fourth-seeded Drexel 90-81 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Zach Stahl added 19 points, David Walker scored 18 and T.J. Williams had 12 for Northeastern (11-20), which shot 51.9 percent from the field. Stahl also grabbed 12 rebounds as the Huskies held a 42-31 rebounding advantage over Drexel (16-14).
Northeastern went on a 13-2 run in the in the first half to take a 33-17 lead just before halftime and led by double digits for most of the second half.
Chris Fouch led Drexel with 30 points while Frantz Massenat added 19 for the Dragons, who lost to Northeastern for the second time in eight days. The Huskies topped Drexel 54-52 on Mar. 1.
Northeastern will play top-seeded Delaware in the semifinals on Sunday.
Buzzer-beater lifts Temple over S. Florida 66-65
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Quenton DeCosey hit a one-handed runner as time expired, lifting Temple to a 66-65 victory against South Florida on Saturday.
Dalton Pepper scored 15 of his 20 points for Temple (9-21, 4-14 American Athletic Conference) in the second half. DeCosey finished with 18 and Will Cummings had 14 for the Owls.
Corey Allen Jr. had 18 points to lead South Florida (12-19, 3-15). Martino Brock added 16 points and Victor Rudd 13 for USF.
South Florida led by 18 midway through the second half and seemed destined to avoid its eighth consecutive loss.
USF outscored Temple 12-0 off turnovers and had seven steals in the first half. Allen had seven points during a 12-0 run that put the Bulls up by 11. They led 33-26 at the break.
NEC-ST FRANCIS (PA)-ROBERT MORRIS
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis (Pa.) 60-57
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones came up big again for top-seeded Robert Morris, with 21 and 18 points, respectively, but clutch free throws by David Appolon preserved a 60-57 victory over sixth-seeded St. Francis (Pa.) in a Northeast Conference semifinal on Saturday.
The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday's championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary's (15-16).
St. Francis (10-21) chewed up a 10-point deficit late and twice came within a point - 55-54 on a Ronnie Drinnon dunk and 57-56 on a pair of Ben Millaud-Meunier free throws with 1:35 left. Earl Brown scored 18 for the Red Flash and Millaud-Meunier 15.
Appolon, who had not been to the free-throw line all game, was fouled twice in the last minute and hit 3 of 4.
Anthony Myers-Pate deflected a pass meant for St. Francis' Malik Harmon, throwing off his half-court 3 at the buzzer.
Pennsylvania clips Cornell 69-65
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - Dau Jok scored 21 points - including 15 in the first half - and grabbed seven rebounds as Pennsylvania hung on to prevail 69-65 over Cornell on Saturday night.
Miles Jackson-Cartwright had 15 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Quakers (8-19, 5-8, Ivy League). Fran Dougherty added 14 points and five rebounds.
The Quakers hit 47.8 percent from the field overall, 90.5 percent from the line and outrebounded the Big Red 37-27.
Jok's 15 first-half points helped Pennsylvania establish a 36-35 lead at the break. With the game tied 40-40 early in the second period, the Quakers went 18-11 - including a pair of 3-pointers by Jok - to lead 58-51 with 4:35 remaining and held on for the win.
Nolan Cressler led the Big Red (2-26, 1-13) with 28 points and five rebounds.
Duquesne nabs No. 10 seed, tops George Mason 81-69
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Derrick Colter pumped in 21 points as Duquesne rolled to an 81-69 win at George Mason Saturday night to claim the No. 10 seed into the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Duquesne faces the No. 7 seed on Thursday. The loss sends No. 12 seed George Fox into an opening round game Wednesday against No. 13 Fordham.
The Dukes closed out the first half with a 13-2 run, taking a nine-point lead into intermission, then opened the second half by hitting three straight, unanswered 3-pointers.
Ovie Soko scored 18 points, going 8 of 13 from the free throw line, for Duquesne (13-16, 5-11 Atlantic 10). L.G. Gill added 16 points and Micah Mason and Dominique McKoy added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Sherrod Wright scored 25 points to lead George Mason (11-19, 4-12), with Bryon Allen adding another 17 points.
USF women advance with 72-44 win over Temple
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Inga Orekhova scored 22 points to help third-seeded South Florida beat six-seed Temple 72-44 on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Courtney Williams added 12 points for the Bulls (19-11), who will face No. 3 Louisville in the semifinals on Sunday.
Both teams got off to sluggish starts and USF only led 21-17 with 4:36 left in the first half before closing the opening 20 minutes with a 15-2 run. Orekhova had nine points during the burst and helped South Florida lead 36-19 at the half.
Temple (14-16) couldn't mount any real charge in the second half to close the gap.
Feyonda Fitzgerald scored 20 points to lead the Owls. She was just 5 for 20 from the field.
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