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Dayton (9-8, 3-2 Atlantic Ten) at St. Joseph’s (7-9, 2-3)

6:30 p.m., at Hagan Arena

TV: CBS Sports Network

Radio: WNTP-AM (990)

Livestream: CBSSports.com; SJUHawks.com.

Coaches: Phil Martelli, 23rd season at St. Joseph’s (421-302); Anthony Grant, 1st season at Dayton (9-8).

Series: Dayton leads, 21-18, but has lost its last eight games on Hawk Hill.

Last meeting: The Hawks got 25 points and 10 assists from Lamarr Kimble but lost to the Flyers, 77-70, on Feb. 7 at Dayton.

The latest: St. Joseph’s surrendered a 16-point second-half lead Sunday and lost, 72-69, at Massachusetts. … Forward Pierfrancesco Oliva, who is fifth in the A-10 in rebounding (7.5 per game), is expected to play after missing Sunday’s game with the flu. But key reserve Nick Robinson is questionable for Wednesday with the flu. … Shavar Newkirk leads the Hawks in scoring with a 17.9-point average. … The Flyers on Friday routed VCU, 106-79, setting program records for most points in a half (66) and three-point baskets (17). … Redshirt junior forward Josh Cunningham averages 15.6 points and 9.1 rebounds and is shooting 68.5 percent from the field, ninth in the country. … Dayton is 9-0 when scoring 71 points or more, 0-8 when scoring 70 or less.

Atlantic 10 Standings | St. Joe’s stats | Dayton stats

 

Fordham (6-11, 1-4 Atlantic Ten) at La Salle (7-11, 1-4)

7 p.m., at Tom Gola Arena

TV/Radio: None.

Livestream: Atlantic 10.Digital Network, https://portal.stretchinternet.com/lasalle/# or Tune-In radio app.

Coaches: John Giannini, 14th season at La Salle (206-218); Jeff Neubauer, 3rd season at Fordham (36-44).

Series: La Salle leads, 37-16.

Last meeting: B.J. Johnson scored 19 points, and the Explorers’ defense limited the Rams to 33.3 percent shooting in a 66-54 win March 4 at home.

The latest: In a game that featured 33 lead changes and three overtimes, the Explorers lost, 101-94, Saturday at Duquesne. The A-10’s top free-throw shooting team, they hit just 61 percent from the line and were outscored 29-19. … Senior B.J. Johnson is closer to playing but still listed as day-to-day with an ankle injury. … In the five games in which Johnson has been sidelined, guard Pookie Powell averaged 25.4 points. … Neubauer played for La Salle from 1989 through 1993 and is 3-3 against his alma mater. … The Rams are first in the conference in steals (10.2) and second in turnovers forced (15.6), but they are last in scoring (62.2 points per game) and in rebound margin (minus-10.4).

Atlantic 10 leaders | La Salle stats | Fordham stats

 

Tulsa (10-8, 3-3 AAC) at Temple (8-9, 1-5)

6 p.m., at Liacouras Center

TV: ESPNNEWS

Radio: 1210 WPHT-AM

Livestream: WatchESPN; Tune-In radio app.

Coaches: Fran Dunphy, 12th season at Temple (238-145); Frank Haith, 4th season at Tulsa (68-48).

Series: Tulsa leads, 6-1.

Last meeting: On Jan. 14, 2017 at the Liacouras Center, the Golden Hurricane shot 52 percent from the field and defeated the Owls, 70-68, on Sterling Taplin’s layup with 4 seconds left.

The latest: Temple has lost two of its last three games on last-second shots, the latest a 75-72 overtime defeat to Memphis. … Obi Enechionyia is fifth in the AAC in rebounding at 7.1 per game but needs help; the Owls rank last in rebounding margin (minus-3.5) in the conference. … Quinton Rose, the team’s top scorer with a 14.9-point average, played just 22 minutes against Memphis. … Tulsa comes to town on a three-game losing streak. … The Golden Hurricane average a league-best 17.5 made free throws per game. … Senior forward Junior Etou, who played the first two seasons of his college career at Rutgers, leads the team with averages of 15.9 points and 6.9 rebounds.

AAC Standings | AAC leaders | Temple stats | Tulsa stats

 

Villanova (16-1, 4-1 Big East) at Georgetown (12-5, 2-4)

6:30 p.m., at the Verizon Center, Washington

TV: Fox  Sports

Radio: WTEL-AM (610)

online streaming: FoxSportsGo.com

Coaches: Jay Wright, 18th year at Villanova (524-247, 402-162 with the Wildcats); Patrick Ewing, first season at Georgetown (12-5).

Series: Georgetown leads, 43-37.

Last meeting: Jalen Brunson had 17 points, and Mikal Bridges scored 12 as the Wildcats won, 81-55, in Washington.

The latest: The top-ranked Wildcats got six three-pointers and 25 points from Donte DiVincenzo in a 78-71 win at St. John’s. … Villanova had one of its worst games on offense, shooting 43.4 percent and committing 17 turnovers. Conversely, the Wildcats played strong defense and rebounded. … Freshman Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree has made his last 15 field goal attempts. … The Hoyas (12-5, 2-4) lost 74-61 at Seton Hall. Georgetown (12-5) rode a cream puff non-conference schedule to a strong start but is 2-4 since Big East play started. … Junior center Jesse Govan leads with 17.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. … Georgetown leads the Big East in rebounding. … The Hoyas have lost six straight to Villanova. … The last time Ewing faced ‘Nova was the 1985 NCAA Championship game.

Big East standings | Big East leaders | Villanova stats | Georgetown stats

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  3. Purdue
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