St. Joe's 'just wasn't good enough' in 2OT loss to Fordham

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St. Joe's 'just wasn't good enough' in 2OT loss to Fordham

It looked like St. Joe's sophomore Lamarr Kimble was going to come up clutch yet again for the Hawks. After all, he was the reason St. Joe's forced two overtimes against Fordham. 
With seven seconds remaining in double-overtime, Kimble knocked down two big free throws to knot the game at 83. 
Fordham’s Antwonie Anderson answered back for the Rams (10-13, 4-6 A-10) by hitting a game-winning three at the buzzer to send St. Joe's (10-12, 3-7 A-10) to an 86-83 double-overtime loss Saturday night at Hagan Arena (see Instant Replay)
“We tried, we just weren’t good enough,” said St. Joe's head coach Phil Martelli, who coached his 350th Atlantic 10 game.
Kimble finished with 24 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead the Hawks. James Demery added 14 points and five rebounds.
Martelli, who likes to reference the numbers, talked about how 75 was not their number in the last game they played, referring to Davidson's point total in the loss to the Wildcats. This time it came down to field goal percentage and foul shots.
“It’s just numbers,” he said. “Two guys go 7 for 20 from the foul line. It’s embarrassing. Thirteen of 40 on two-pointers, and then we froze against the zone going into the last three minutes.
“(It was) our lack of ball movement, we just held the ball too long.”
St. Joe’s would not have been in any position to win if it weren't for the hot hand of Charlie Brown. The freshman drained six threes and set a career-high of 22 points – his previous was 19. Brown has been in double-digits in 13 of his last 14 games. His sharp shooting helped the Hawks jump out to a 19-11 lead in the first half, and his second three in the second half gave the Hawks their biggest lead of the game at 13.
Despite his hot shooting, Brown was silenced in both overtimes.
“We have to get him to hunt a little bit more against the zone,” Martelli said. “He was kind of moving through the zone instead of hunting for the dead spots.”
Judging by the first half and most of the second it looked like the Hawks would be cruising to a double-digit victory. They led by 15 with 9:44 left, but Fordham used a 9-0 run to get within 61-59 with one minute remaining in the game. A three from Chris Sengfelder with 19 seconds left gave the Rams their first lead, 62-61, since the first three minutes of the game. 

Fordham shot only 12 for 34 from three, but were 6 for 12 in the second half.
“I don’t think we communicated very well," Martelli said of the defensive miscues. “I don’t think we communicated well at all. That has been part of our trying to grow up. Communication was off. Not like the plan or anything like that just straight communication.
“This is the way they are raised in basketball. They don’t talk, nobody talks anymore during the game. And you can’t guard the way we wanted to guard and not communicate.”
The Hawks' next game will be on the road Tuesday against second-place Dayton. 

Penn football falls late at home against Yale

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Penn football falls late at home against Yale


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.