Archive: December, 2011
Villanova, Penn, St. Joe's, Temple, and La Salle all have something on their Christmas list this year. The Daily News' Dick Jerardi and CineSport's Noah Coslov break down the wish lists.
Saint Joseph’s sophomore guard Langston Galloway was named Big 5 player of the week.
Galloway scored 20 points, had six assists and three rebounds as the Hawks defeated visiting Villanova, 74-58, on Saturday night.
On the Big 5 men’s honor roll is Temple junior guard Khalif Wyatt, who scored a season-high 24 points in a loss at Texas.
La Salle redshirt freshman Matt Lopez has been granted a release from his scholarship and plans to transfer.
Lopez, a 7-foot, 235-pounder from Washington Township High, appeared in nine games this season.
"Matt and I have a great relationship and we have talked openly about many things. He specifically was interested in going to a new area," Explorers coach Dr. John Giannini said in a statement. "I totally support Matt's reasons for taking a new path. He is a great person, a good student and helped our team a lot. He leaves La Salle in a very positive way."
The Daily News' Dick Jerardi discusses 'Nova's first visit to Hawk Hill, Temple's trip to Texas, and La Salle's recent resurgence.
Saint Joseph’s junior guard Carl Jones and Temple senior guard Ramone Moore have been named co-player of the week by both the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Big 5.
Moore averaged 20 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists as the Owls went 2-0. He scored a career-high 32 points in a victory over Villanova.
Jones averaged 21 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals as the Hawks also went 2-0. He scored his 1,000th career point in a win over Boston University, becoming the 49th Hawk to do it and 17th to accomplish it as a junior.
Villanova junior forward Mouph Yarou has been named Big 5 player of the week.
Yarou had a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds in the Wildcats’ win over Penn.
On the Big 5 men’s honor roll:
Dick Jerardi of the Daily News looks at Nova's struggles, Kentucky vs. UNC, and which team is the most impressive thus far.