College Basketball: Villanova women top Georgetown, 65-52
The Villanova women's basketball team tallied its second straight 20-win season on Sunday afternoon with a 65-52 home win over Georgetown (9-19, 3-3 Big East). Emily Leer (Abington) led the Wildcats (20-6, 10-5) with 28 points.
Northeastern 78, Drexel 73 - The Dragons (12-14, 7-6 CAA) led nearly the entire way in regulation, but a late tying bucket by the Huskies (11-5, 5-8) sent the game to overtime. It took two overtimes before host Northeastern won. Fiona Flanagan (Notre Dame Academy) led the Dragons with 19 points.
Dayton 82, St. Joseph's 56 - The visiting Hawks (20-7, 9-5 Atlantic Ten), who were led by 15 points from Ciara Andrews (Cheltenham) fell to the host Flyers (20-5, 13-1).
Louisville 72, Rutgers 58 - Asia Taylor had 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead the No. 3 host Cardinals (25-2, 15-1 AAC) over the 25th-ranked Scarlet Knights (20-6, 11-4).
SMU 64, Connecticut 55 - Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead the Mustangs (22-6, 11-4 American) over the No. 21 Huskies (21-6, 9-5) in Storrs, Conn.
Michigan 79, Michigan State 70 - Nik Stauskas scored 25 points, and the No. 20 Wolverines (19-7, 11-3) beat the No. 13 Spartans (22-6, 11-4) in Ann Arbor to take over first place in the Big Ten.
Creighton 72, Seton Hall 71 - Doug McDermott had 29 points to become one of the top-10 scorers in college basketball history, and the No. 11 Blue Jays (23-4, 13-2) survived shaky free-throw shooting at the end to post a hard-earned home victory over the Pirates.
Creighton now has a half-game lead over Villanova in the Big East standings.
Siena 69, Rider 60 - Daniel Stewart (Neumann-Goretti) scored 12 points for the Broncs (13-14, 9-9 Metro Atlantic) in the home loss to the Saints (13-16, 9-9).