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Penn State guard Tony Carr entering NBA draft

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Penn State guard Tony Carr entering NBA draft

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Less than a week after helping Penn State win the NIT, Tony Carr is giving up his last two years of college eligibility and declaring for the NBA Draft.

The Philadelphia native was joined by his parents and coach Patrick Chambers in making the announcement Monday. He said he plans to hire an agent, which would disqualify him from being able to return to the Nittany Lions.

Carr led Penn State with averages of 19.6 points and 5.0 assists this season, earning All-Big Ten first team honors. He also became the first player in program history to reach 1,000 career points as a sophomore, finishing with 1,161 -- good for 23rd on the school's all-time scoring list.

The Nittany Lions beat Utah 82-66 at Madison Square Garden last Thursday night to win the NIT. They finished with 26 wins, one fewer than the school record set in 2008-09.

The NBA draft is scheduled for June 21 at New York's Barclays Center.

Georgetown knocks off No. 17 Villanova

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Georgetown knocks off No. 17 Villanova

WASHINGTON -- Patrick Ewing's Georgetown Hoyas and Villanova added another bit of history to the teams' rivalry.

Ewing, whose collegiate career ended in a stunning loss to the Wildcats in the 1985 national championship game, earned his biggest coaching victory to date against Villanova.

Jessie Govan had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Mac McClung scored 21 points and Georgetown beat No. 17 Villanova 85-73 on Wednesday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak against the Wildcats.

Georgetown (16-10, 6-7 Big East) beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2017, and Ewing earned his first win against a Top-25 foe in eight tries.

"My son brought that to my attention by the way," Ewing said of the fact that he had yet to take out a ranked team, something he accomplished with regularity as a player.

James Akinjo had 10 points and nine assists as the Hoyas ended a two-game slide and beat Villanova at home for the first time since 2015.

"We have to build on this, it can't be just a one game thing," Ewing said. "We have five more games to go and our dreams and our goals are to make the NCAA Tournament."

Georgetown has missed the last three postseasons.

Villanova (20-7, 11-3) lost consecutive conference games for the first time since realignment in 2013 -- a span of 104 games.

Phil Booth had 26 points, and Eric Paschall added 16 as Villanova lost for the third time in four conference games after starting 10-0 in Big East play. Colin Gillespie scored 13 points after having a career-high 30 in the teams' first meeting.

The Hoyas took a 42-32 lead into halftime after shooting 7 of 18 from 3-point distance. McClung scored 17 of his 21 points in the first period and it was his hot start that carried Georgetown early. In the teams' first meeting, he had a poor performance, going 2 for 11 from the field and finishing with four points, well below his average of 13.

"We knew he was much better than how he played against us the first time," Villanova coach Jay Wright said.

"That allowed him to get it going, and you know, a guy like that, he's a born scorer once he gets it going. It's hard to stop."

Villanova cut the Hoyas' lead to 50-43 after Booth hit a 3-pointer, but Georgetown responded with an 8-0 run as a 3 by Govan pushed the lead to 58-43 with 13:13 left. The Wildcats never got closer than nine the rest of the way.

Georgetown shot 51 percent from the field and held Villanova to just 38 percent. The Hoyas' bench outscored the Wildcats' subs 22-9. Kaleb Johnson led the way for Georgetown with eight points.

Drexel leads wire-to-wire in win over Elon

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Drexel leads wire-to-wire in win over Elon

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ELON, N.C. — Trevor John hit two free throws with 10 seconds left in the game and Drexel held off a late rally by Elon to post a 67-63 victory on Saturday night.

The Dragons led wire-to-wire and now have swept the season series with the Phoenix.

Troy Harper hit a jumper with 8:22 to go put Drexel up by 11, 58-47, but Andy Pack sparked an Elon comeback with a layup and a 3-pointer. Chuck Hannah hit two layups and Pack knocked down another 3 to get the Phoenix within four, 63-59 with just under three minutes to play. Pack hit a third 3 in the final minute to make it 65-63, but he missed from distance with a second left.

John finished with 14 points to lead Drexel (11-13, 5-6 Colonial). Camren Wynter added 13 and Alihan Demir contributed 12.

Sheldon Eberhardt had 13 points off the bench to lead Elon (8-16, 4-7)