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Published: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:17:37 GMT

 



Sports writer Dick Jerardi looks back at his remarkable career
Best Philly team I covered? Dead heat. La Salle (1990). St. Joe's (2004). Can't choose. Won't choose.



Penn tops Monmouth, 101-96, in wild, four-overtime game
After playing a solid first half, Penn kept trying to find ways to lose - until it finally figured out how to win in the fourth overtime.



Former La Salle coach Billy Hahn's message to college athletes: Don't cheat the game
Billy Hahn resigned from La Salle, was fired by Ohio, coached alongside Gary Williams and Bob Huggins, and called John Lucas a teammate at Maryland. He gives inspiring talks to college basketball players.



St. Joe's freshman Taylor Funk hardly misses in Hawks win over Princeton
Taylor Funk from Mannheim (Pa.) continued to show a hot hand from three-point range, and lifted the Hawks over Princeton.



Villanova's Harry Perretta coached the moms, now coaches the daughters
"If Villanova was bad, people who played wouldn't want their kids coming through having the same experience,'' freshman Sam Carangi says.



Villanova sets shot block record, crushes Nicholls State
This was going to be the full Villanova, different than recent seasons, but very much still one of the country's best teams. By halftime, the Colonels (1-1) had more turnovers and shots blocked (17) than made field goals (12), generally not a good formula for success.



Villanova crushes overmatched Nicholls State
By halftime, the Colonels (1-1) had more turnovers and shots blocked (17) than made field goals (12).



La Salle defense overwhelms St. Peter's in opener
The second half took only 42 minutes, but the game was decided in those nearly 11 basketball minutes where an old adage proved true again: if you don't let the other team score, you can't lose.



Penn is an Ivy contender in Steve Donahue's third season
Penn's stretch run last season was no mirage. They lost at Harvard by 10 in February and won by three in March.



La Salle has firepower, but can it stop anybody?
The Explorers' success will come down to their defense.