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Lamarr Kimble, Shavar Newkirk lead St. Joe's past Loyola-Chicago in Paradise Jam opener

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Lamarr Kimble, Shavar Newkirk lead St. Joe's past Loyola-Chicago in Paradise Jam opener

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Lamarr Kimble scored a career-high 26 points and Saint Joseph's pulled away in the second half to beat Loyola-Chicago 71-57 on Friday in the opening game of the Paradise Jam tournament.

Shavar Newkirk added 20 points for the Hawks (3-0), who led by as many as 14 points in the second half before the Ramblers (3-1) mounted a late comeback.

“They (Kimble and Newkirk) were experienced players playing against experienced players. We have to have better balance than that. Fifteen turnovers is really not an acceptable way to play basketball. They had 46 points but they also had seven turnovers between them. They can play better, we can play better. I did think we were tough and the fact that we don’t foul and get ourselves in trouble – that was a plus. We’re going to have to play a whole lot better the rest of the season,”  St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli said.

Ahead 35-26 at the break, Saint Joseph's used a 14-4 run to take its biggest lead of the game, going up 53-39 on Kimble's 3-pointer with 8:34 remaining.

However, Loyola mounted its own run, outscoring the Hawks 13-4 over the next 3 minutes to pull within 57-52 on Aundre Jackson's layup with 5:08 left.

But Kimble hit a 3-pointer 30 seconds later to end the rally, and Saint Joseph's made 9 of 11 free throws over the final 82 seconds to clinch the win.

Jackson finished with 22 points for Loyola, with Clayton Custer adding 13 and Milton Doyle 10.

Penn football falls late at home against Yale

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Penn football falls late at home against Yale

BOX SCORE

Kurt Rawlings connected with Christopher Williams-Lopez for a 4-yard touchdown with 4:11 remaining in the game and Yale rallied for a 24-19 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Rawlings threw for 199 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1 Ivy League), who won at Penn (2-4, 0-3) for the first time since 2007. Yale's Zane Dudek carried 12 times for 103 yards and a score.

The Quakers, who trailed 18-10 at the half, recovered a pair of fumbles in the fourth quarter to take a 19-18 lead. The first turnover led to Jack Soslow's 44-yard field goal and the second resulted in a 2-yard TD run by Tre Solomon. But Rawlings led the Bulldogs on an 11-play, 80-yard drive for the winning score.

Penn senior Justin Watson caught 10 passes for 120 yards and a 23-yard touchdown reception. It was an Ivy League record 16th career game with at least 100 yards receiving and he tied a school record with a TD catch in his sixth straight game. His 27 career scores ties the school record.

Sliding Temple visits Army; Penn hosts Yale in need of Ivy win

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Sliding Temple visits Army; Penn hosts Yale in need of Ivy win

Temple (3-4, 1-3 AAC) at Army (5-2)
Michie Stadium, West Point, New York
Saturday, noon, CBS Sports Network

Last time out
Temple lost to UConn, 28-24, last Saturday.

Army beat Eastern Michigan, 28-27, last Saturday.

Scouting report
Last week against UConn, the Owls committed 12 penalties for 117 yards. Despite putting up 229 more yards and 13 more first downs than the Huskies, Temple couldn’t finish drives late in the game to pull out the win.

Temple’s schedule doesn’t get easier this week. The Owls play an Army team riding a three-game win streak and boasting the second-best rushing offense in college football (378.4 ypg). That will be the matchup to watch as Temple averages 167.1 rushing yards allowed per game, good for seventh in the American Athletic Conference.

Temple’s starting quarterback Logan Marchi missed some practice time this week, but head coach Geoff Collins said he expects him to play Saturday. If he can’t go, look for backup Frank Nutile to replace him.

What it means
Temple’s performance against UConn was embarrassing, while the Owls' bowl hopes would take a severe hit with a loss to Army. Tulsa and Cincinnati are the only other opponents on the schedule against which Temple should be favored. Navy and UCF, on paper, look to be tough matchups for the Owls.

Series history
Temple owns the 7-5 series advantage and is 6-1 against Army since 2008. That one loss came last year when the Black Knights beat the Owls, 28-13, at Lincoln Financial Field in Temple’s season opener. 

What's next?
Temple has its bye before hosting Navy on Nov. 2.

Army travels to Air Force. 

Penn (2-3, 0-2 Ivy) vs. Yale (4-1, 1-1 Ivy)
Franklin Field
Saturday, 1 p.m., NBC Sports Philadelphia+


Last time out
Penn lost at Columbia in overtime, 34-31, last Saturday.

Yale defeated Holy Cross, 32-0, last Saturday.

Scouting report
Penn has the worst scoring defense in the Ivy League, which doesn’t bode well for its chances in this one considering Yale has the best scoring offense in the league. The Quakers allow 32.6 ppg and the Bulldogs score 41 ppg. Penn’s total defense is also last in the league, allowing 449.2 ypg.

The Bulldogs take control on the ground with the best rushing offense in the Ivy. Zane Dudek and Deshawn Salter lead the Bulldogs, as both have rushed for more than 400 yards and each has seven touchdowns. Penn will have to win the battle in the trenches to slow down the Bulldogs.

Series history
This is the 84th meeting between the teams. The Bulldogs hold a 46-37-1 advantage but Penn has won 19 of the last 25.

What’s next?
Penn travels to Brown.

Yale hosts Columbia.