Villanova nips Saint Joseph's
Scottie Reynolds ends every Villanova practice by shooting free throws that simulate the score and the clock as if the game is on the line.
The Wildcats call the drill "Win the game." That's exactly what Reynolds did.
Reynolds scored 18 points and sank the winning free throws with 4.8 seconds left to lift No. 15 host Villanova (9-1) to a 59-56 win over Saint Joseph's (4-5) last night.
"That's the greatest thing you can give a player is the ball in your hands at the end of the game," Reynolds said.
Reynolds was fouled on a driving layup down the lane to put the Wildcats in position for the victory over their city rival. The 87 percent free throw shooter made the first and swished the second for a 57-56 lead.
Fairfield 69, Fordham 66 - Lyndon Jordan hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to give the Stags the victory over the Rams in New York.
Luke Devine's basket with 20 seconds to go tied the score for the Rams (1-7).
Jordan then hit his winning shot to lift the Stags (7-3) to their sixth straight win. Jonathan Han's 14 points led Fairfield.
Tennessee 81, Middle Tennessee 52 - Shekinna Stricklen scored a career-high 20 points as the No. 7 Lady Vols (7-1) beat the Blue Raiders (5-4) in Knoxville, Tenn.
Rutgers 58, Prairie View 56 - Epiphanny Prince scored 13 points, including the go-ahead basket with 35 seconds to play, as the No. 14 Scarlet Knights (5-2) avoided an upset with a victory over the Lady Panthers (2-6) in Piscataway, N.J.
Harvard 69, Vermont 67 - Nikki Finelli hit one of two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to lift the Crimson (5-4) over the Catamounts (5-3) in Cambridge.