RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Nick Sherod and Jacob Gilyard connected on consecutive 3-pointers as Richmond broke away from a tied game in the last 1:11 to defeat La Salle, 82-74, Saturday, pushing its win streak to three games.
Obi Enechionyia led Temple with 15 points while Shizz Alston scored 14.
"Checco" Oliva took a bigger offensive role for the Hawks, scoring a career-high 22 points.
The top-ranked Wildcats took control with an 18-2 run to close the first half and coasted in the second.
Former coach turned television analyst Steve Lappas says Villanova is the most consistent team in the nation
The Jayhawks had been struggling but have won four straight, including a victory at West Virginia, with the help of a four-guard lineup.
The Dragons fell to 7-13 on the season after losing to the Tigers.
Coming off a blowout win over Georgetown, top-ranked Villanova revives an 'old' Big East rivalry at Connecticut.
Six Nittany Lions will play in games on Saturday, five of them in the East-West Shrine Game and one in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
St. Joseph's featured a balanced scoring attack in defeating Atlantic Ten Conference rival Dayton, 81-65.
Coach John Giannini earned his 500th career victory in the Explorers' win over the Rams.
The first meeting with Patrick Ewing as head coach against the Wildcats didn't work out too well for the Hoyas.
In desperate need of a victory, Temple got an offensive rebound turned into the game-winning basket.