BOSTON (AP) - Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds left in regulation after David Krejci tied it late, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh last night in a game that saw Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik taken from the ice on a stretcher. Orpik was taken to a hospital after being pulled down and punched by Shawn Thornton in the first period. The team said he had returned to the team and would travel back to Pittsburgh.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jordan Hamilton hit three straight 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter to help the Denver Nuggets overcome a slow start for a 103-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Nuggets led by four with 4:28 to go before Hamilton, who finished with 13 points, made three 3s in a span of 67 seconds to push Denver's lead to 11.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - JayVaughn Pinkston scored 27 points and James Bell added 25 as Villanova romped to a 98-68 win over Saint Joseph's last night. Darrun Hilliard added 14 points for the No. 14 Wildcats. The Hawks hung around early with some quick 3-pointers before falling into a shooting funk, finishing at 37 percent overall.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams sat out the 76ers' game last night against Denver, the second straight game he has missed because of a skin infection on of his right knee. The rookie spent his third night in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
DALLAS (AP) - Tyler Seguin scored three goals and assisted on a fourth in the second period yesterday, leading the Dallas Stars to a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The game was tied 1-all until Seguin came in on a 2-on-1 rush with Jamie Benn at 39 seconds of the second period. The Stars then scored three times in a span of 1:02.
CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) - John Joseph Idzik, a former NFL assistant coach and father of New York Jets general manager John Idzik, has died. He was 85. The Jets announced the elder Idzik died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Chadds Ford. He served as the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1973-76 and the Jets from 1977-79.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Rian Pearson scored 19 points and Justin Drummond and Julius Brown each had 16 as Toledo edged Robert Morris 80-77 to remain undefeated. Drummond hit four free throws for Toledo in the game's final minute, including two with 25 seconds remaining to extend the Rockets' lead to 80-77.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Javan Felix hit a three-pointer with nine seconds to play in overtime and Texas topped Temple 81-80 yesterday. The Longhorns blew a 16-point lead to find themselves trailing with less than three minutes to play. Felix's game-winner was his second attempt, as his runner at the buzzer in regulation clanged off the rim.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Frantz Massenat scored 21 points to lead Drexel over Tennessee State 75-61. Chris Fouch added 20 points while Kazembe Abif chipped in with 11 points to pace Drexel.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - Malik Harmon scored 19 points as St. Francis outlasted Cornell for a 72-62 win. Harmon got most of his points from the free-throw line, finishing 13 of 19 from the stripe while shooting 3 of 10 from the field. Dominique Major added 16 points, and Earl Brown scored 14 while pulling down 19 rebounds.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Ross Travis scored 20 points and Donovan Jack's 18 points, seven blocked shots and seven rebounds enabled Penn State to race past Marshall 90-77. D.J. Newbill scored 17 points while Brandon Taylor and Tim Frazier each added 10 as the Nittany Lions rebounded after back-to-back losses to Mississippi and Pittsburgh.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - D.J. Balentine scored 22 points, leading four players in double digits, as Evansville posted a 78-65 victory over Miami (OH). Balentine hit 6 of 15 from the field and went 9 of 12 from the line. Egidijus Mockevicius had 17 points with a game-high 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Aces.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Nick Lindner had his hand on nearly every score in a pivotal run down the stretch as Lafayette rallied from five points down to defeat Sacred Heart 86-79. Lindner hit 6 of 6 free throws, dished four assists and scored 10 of his career-high 24 points as the Leopards pulled away from Sacred Heart in the final 8:40.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 13 points as Lehigh narrowly defeated UMBC 70-68 in a back-and-forth battle. Kempton had eight rebounds and two steals for the Mountain Hawks. Mackey McNight, Shane Whitfield and Austin Price finished the game with 11 points each and Corey Schaefer had 10. The lead changed 10 times during the game.
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