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NCAA Basketball Scores And Results: Philly Teams Have Rough Weekend

Villanova can't find a way to win right now while La Salle, Temple and St. Joes all stubbed toes in the Atlantic 10.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 10:  Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts as he coaches against the Temple Owls at the Liacouras Center on December 10, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 10: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts as he coaches against the Temple Owls at the Liacouras Center on December 10, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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Jay Wright just can't seem to find the touch with this group. Villanova (8-10, 1-5) has lost five of its last six including a 82-78 loss at Cincinnati on Saturday.

The Wildcats led after the first half but was overcome by an unrelenting Bearcats (14-4, 4-1) squad.

Maalik Wayns had the game of his life in the losing effort. Wyans scored 39 points on 12 of 22 shooting to go with 13 rebounds and six assists.

For more Villanova news, visit The Nova Blog.

St. Joseph's fell on the road as well, losing to UMass 71-62. The Hawks (12-6, 2-2) were led by Ronald Roberts who was perfect from the field on his way to scoring 16 points. Unfortunately, St. Joseph's couldn't stop the Minutemen from beyond the arc, where they fired at will and shot over 40 percent (11-27).

The Hawks must regroup quickly before a major Atlantic-10 showdown this week vs. Xavier.

Temple also fell victim on the road, losing at Richmond 76-65. The Owls (11-5, 1-2) couldn't find the range all afternoon, shooting under 37 percent from the field. Khalif Wyatt and Ramone Moore were the only Temple players who consistently got it going, scoring 22 and 17 points on the day respectively.

For more Temple news, visit the SB Nation Temple team page.

In what was clearly a pattern in Philadelphia over the weekend, La Salle lost away from home to Dayton 79-75. Ramon Galloway was the top scorer for the Explorers with 18 points.

The game got away early from La Salle (13-5, 2-1) as it trailed by 14 early in the second half. The Explorers were able to close within six before Dayton finally pulled away for good.

La Salle and Temple have an intriguing inner-city battle coming up on Wednesday.

Penn State lost, but at least they didn't have to come home afterwards. The NIttany Lions fell to Minnesota 80-66 at home. The game was close at the half with the Golden Gophers leading by two before taking care of business late.

Penn State (9-10, 1-5) simply can't score. The team ranks a paltry 324th in the nation in regards to field goal percentage at just under 39 percent.

For more Penn State news, visit Black Shoe Diaries.

Other scores from the area:

Pennsylvania 64, Cornell 52

Zack Rosen led the Quakers (9-9, 2-0) to victory in their Ivy League match with 18 points, five rebounds and five assists. Tyler Bernardini also chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds.

Drexel 79, UNC Wilmington 57

Three starters were in double digits for the Dragons (12-5, 4-2) in their blowout win. Daryl McCoy also had a nice game falling just short of a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.