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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Duquesne at West Virginia, 4 p.m.

Howard at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Towson at Villanova, 5 p.m.

Robert Morris at Kentucky, 7 p.m.

Lehigh at Houston, 2 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

UConn at Penn St., Noon

Lafayette at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

La Salle at Rutgers, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Duquesne, 2 p.m.

Coppin St. at Robert Morris, 5 p.m.

ATHLETICS

Philadelphia Marathon, 7 a.m.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia both idle

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION:

Philadelphia idle

76ERS-PELICANS

Davis powers Pelicans to 135-98 rout of 76ers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 13 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight blocks in less than three quarters, and the New Orleans Pelicans emphatically snapped a three-game skid with a 135-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Ryan Anderson scored 26 points— hitting six 3-pointers — in his return from a broken toe that sidelined him for New Orleans' first nine games. He scored 14 points in his first 14 minutes, helping the Pelicans build a 30-point lead in the first half.

New Orleans point guard Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists against the team that traded him for injured rookie big man Nerlens Noel during the first round of last summer's draft.

Tony Wroten led the Sixers with 19 points, but Philadelphia offered little resistance, allowing New Orleans to shoot 62 percent through three quarters, when the Pelicans led 103-66.

PENGUINS-DEVILS

Devils top Penguins 4-1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr scored two goals and Martin Brodeur made 27 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Andy Greene and Adam Larsson also scored for New Jersey, which has won three of its past five.

Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh. The Penguins have lost four of six. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 18 of 21 shots.

PURDUE-PENN ST

Penn State rolls over Purdue 45-21 behind Zwinak

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Zach Zwinak ran for three touchdowns and Allen Robinson set Penn State's single-season receptions mark, leading the Nittany Lions to a 45-21 win over Purdue on Saturday.

Zwinak had a pair of 1-yard TD runs in the first half and a 5-yard score in the second, boosting his season total to 12. Robinson's fifth catch of the game was his 78th of the season, topping the 77 catches he had last season. He also holds Penn State's single-season yards receiving record.

Christian Hackenberg threw a touchdown pass and ran for one to help the Nittany Lions (6-4, 3-3 Big Ten) clinch at least a .500 record. The Nittany Lions are still suffering from the sanctions the NCAA levied in the Jerry Sandusky scandal and are not eligible for a bowl game.

Raheem Mostert had a 100-yard kickoff return for the Boilermakers (1-9, 0-6).

T25-UCF-TEMPLE

No. 15 UCF escapes Temple 39-36 on last-play FG

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shawn Moffitt kicked a 23-yard field goal as time expired after Rannell Hall got behind the Temple defense for a 64-yard reception, and No. 15 UCF survived a scare with a 39-36 victory Saturday.

UCF's last possession started at its own 19, with no timeouts. Overtime seemed likely until Blake Bortles found Hall deep to get to the Temple 6.

Bortles managed to get the ball spiked with 2 seconds left and Moffitt booted through the game winner to keep UCF (8-1, 5-0) in control of the American Athletic Conference race.

Freshman P.J. Walker was spectacular for Temple (1-0, 0-6), with a season-high 382 yards passing, four TD passes and a touchdown run.

Temple drops to 2-78 all-time against the Top 25 opponents.

NORTH CAROLINA-PITTSBURGH

North Carolina edges Pitt 34-27 behind Switzer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — North Carolina's Ryan Switzer returned two punts for touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 4:46 remaining as the Tar Heels held off Pittsburgh 34-27 on Saturday.

Switzer returned a punt 65 yards in the second quarter to give North Carolina (5-5, 4-3 ACC) a 21-point lead. He did it again in the fourth quarter, zig zagging 61 yards to help the Tar Heels fend off a Pitt rally for their fourth straight win.

The Panthers (5-5, 2-4) drove to the North Carolina 26 with under 2 minutes remaining but the Tar Heels stuffed Pitt running back James Conner on fourth-and-1 and escaped.

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams ran for two touchdowns to overcome a shaky day passing and the Tar Heels sacked Pitt's Tom Savage seven times.

PENN-HARVARD

Hempel, Harvard hold off Penn rally, win 38-30

BOSTON (AP) — Conner Hempel completed 21 of 25 passes for 227 yards and two scores and ran for 65 yards and a touchdown as Harvard held off rallying Penn 38-30 on Saturday.

Harvard (8-1, 5-1 Ivy League) opened up a 38-0 lead early in the third quarter when Paul Stanton Jr. scored the second of his two rushing touchdowns.

Lonnie Tuff returned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards before Asante Gibson stripped the ball and Caleb Johnson recovered it at the Harvard 26-yard line.

Then the wheels came off for the Harvard offense, which had scored on six of its first eight possessions, including five touchdowns.

Penn (4-5, 3-3) then scored touchdowns on its next five offensive possessions, including a pair of two-point conversions, while forcing five straight three-and-outs by the Crimson offense, cutting the Harvard lead to 38-30.

The Quakers' final drive stalled, in the waning seconds, at the Harvard 20.

FORDHAM-LAFAYETTE

Despite 4 turnovers, Lafayette tops Fordham 27-14

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Ross Scheuerman rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns to lead Lafayette to a 27-14 win over Fordham on Saturday.

After Peter Maetzold's 34-yard touchdown pass to Brian Wetzel cut Lafayette's lead to 10-7 with 10:38 remaining in the first half, the Leopards (4-6, 3-1 Patriot League) rattled off 17 straight points, including a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs by Scheuerman, to put the game out of reach.

Lafayette rushed 245 yards as a team, averaging six yards per carry and dominated the time of possession, holding the ball for nearly 35 minutes.

Fordham (10-1) came into the game averaging 39.1 points per game but was held to a season-low 14 points thanks, in large part, to its five turnovers. The Rams have now committed 10 turnovers in their last two games.

Drew Reed, who completed 17 of 32 passes for 239 yards and one TD, threw four interceptions.

CCSU-DUQUESNE

Duquesne rallies, beats Central Connecticut 24-21

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dillon Bueschel threw a long touchdown pass and a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to rally Duquesne to a 24-21 win over Central Connecticut on Saturday.

Austin Crimmins added a short field goal with 3:14 left to give the Dukes (6-4, 4-2 Northeast Conference) at 10-point lead. Nick SanGiacomo's third touchdown pass, a 4-yarder to Nick Bacarello with 1:19 to play, gave the Blue Devils (4-7, 2-3) hope. However, Duquesne recovered the onside kick and only allowed Central Connecticut two plays deep in their own territory at the end.

SanGiacomo's touchdown pass to Denzell Jones in the third quarter put the Blue Devils up 14-13.

The key for the Dukes was bottling up Rob Hollomon, one of the leading rushers in FCS and second in all-purpose yards. Hollomon, who gashed Duquesne for 164 yards last year, was held to 59 on 25 carries.

GEORGETOWN-BUCKNELL

Bucknell beats Georgetown 17-7

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Brandon Wesley threw for 112 yards and a touchdown to lead Bucknell to a 17-7 victory over Georgetown on Saturday.

Wesley was 14 of 21 on the day, hitting Josh Brake for a touchdown early in the second after a scoreless first quarter. Running back C.J. Williams led the ground game for Bucknell (5-5, 3-2 Patriot) with 67 yards on 19 carries.

The Bison scored a pair of touchdowns and a Sean Cobelli field goal in the second quarter to lead 17-0 at the break but were shut out in the second half. The lone Georgetown scoring drive — an 11-play, 71-yard march — took place midway through the fourth as Dalen Claytor took the ball in from one yard out. Quarterback Kyle Nolan was 20 of 37 for 149 yards passing.

The Hoyas have now lost eight straight and are winless in the Patriot Conference.

CCSU-DUQUESNE

Duquesne rallies, beats Central Connecticut 24-21

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dillon Bueschel threw a long touchdown pass and a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to rally Duquesne to a 24-21 win over Central Connecticut on Saturday.

Austin Crimmins added a short field goal with 3:14 left to give the Dukes (6-4, 4-2 Northeast Conference) a 10-point lead. Nick SanGiacomo's third touchdown pass, a 4-yarder to Nick Bacarello with 1:19 to play, gave the Blue Devils (4-7, 2-3) hope. However, Duquesne recovered the onside kick and only allowed Central Connecticut two plays deep in their own territory at the end.

SanGiacomo's touchdown pass to Denzell Jones in the third quarter put the Blue Devils up 14-13.

The key for the Dukes was bottling up Rob Hollomon, one of the leading rushers in FCS and second in all-purpose yards. Hollomon, who gashed Duquesne for 164 yards last year, was held to 59 on 25 carries.

LEHIGH-COLGATE

Sherman, Kurfis help Lehigh beat Colgate 31-14

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Lee Kurfis caught eight passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns as Lehigh beat Colgate 31-14 on Saturday.

Demetrius Russell's 2-yard scoring run gave Colgate (4-7, 3-2 Patriot League) a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter but Lehigh responded with 24 unanswered points to take control of the game.

Colgate, which came into the game ranked 31st in the FCS in third down conversions (43.7 percent), converted just 5 of 15 in the game. The Raiders also committed three turnovers, including Tim Newton's 2-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to open the scoring for Lehigh (8-2, 3-1) late in the first quarter.

Keith Sherman rushed for a career-high 184 yards and one touchdown just one week after recording a personal best 166 yards and three scores in Lehigh's 34-20 win over Holy Cross.

A win over Lafayette next Saturday will clinch the Patriot League title for the Mountain Hawks.

WAGNER-ST FRANCIS (PA)

Wagner tops St. Francis 10-7 with strong defense

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Chris Andrews rushed for 127 yards and had Wagner's lone touchdown pass in a 10-7 win over St. Francis on Saturday.

Wagner (3-8, 2-4 Northeast Conference) allowed a 43-yard touchdown run by Kyle Harbridge in the first quarter, but shutdown St. Francis (4-6, 2-3) from that point forward. The Red Flash generated only 144 yards of total offense.

The Seahawks got on the board with a 26-yard field goal by David Lopez in the first quarter and took the lead on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Andrews to Tyree Watkins in the second quarter.

Andrews was 10-of-12 passing but Wagner relied largely on its ground game. Andrews was complimented by Dominique Williams, who rushed for 95 yards.

Harbridge led St. Francis with 98 yards rushing. With the performance, he broke his own single-season rushing record and became the first Red Flash player to rush for 4,000 yards in a career.

SACRED HEART-ROBERT MORRIS

Sacred Heart overpowers Roberts Morris 42-25

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — RJ Noel threw for three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth to power Sacred Heart past Robert Morris in a 52-25 win on Saturday that secured an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

Noel was 10 of 18 for 186 yards passing, including a 70-yard TD strike to Robert Dim in the first quarter. Tyler Dube and Moses Webb also hauled in touchdown passes for the Pioneers (10-2, 4-2 Northeast Conference). Keshaudas Spence rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter, while Gordon Hill put the game away on a 44-yard TD dash after recovering an on-side kick.

The Colonials (5-5, 3-2 NEC) scored 19 of their 25 points in the fourth quarter, including a 17-yard interception return by A.J. Holderman.

Sacred Heart got help in securing the NEC title and its playoff bid when Wagner beat Saint Francis (Pa) 10-7.

BC-BKC-PENN STATE-PENN

Penn State collects 83-71 win over Penn

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill combined to score 48 points as Penn State built a huge first-half lead on its way to an 83-71 win over Penn on Saturday.

Paced by 59.4 percent first-half shooting, Penn State (2-1) led by as many as 25 before coasting into halftime with a commanding 47-24 lead.

Darien Nelson-Henry scored a team-high 21 points for the Quakers (1-2), who pulled within 12 on a pair of Miles Jackson-Cartwright free throws with 11:23 left. But the comeback stalled after Nelson-Henry and Jackson-Cartwright were each whistled for their fourth fouls within 2 minutes of each other midway through the second half.

Frazier finished with a game-high 29 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the field and 11-for-12 shooting from the free-throw line, while Newbill, a Philly native, scored 19 points on 6-for-14 shooting.

SAINT FRANCIS U-BUCKNELL

Bucknell handles Saint Francis 72-50

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Cameron Ayers scored a game-high 16 points and sank four 3-pointers as Bucknell put away Saint Francis 72-50 Saturday night.

The Bison (2-1) shot 54.4 percent from the field and were 8 of 17 on 3-point attempts. They used a 17-5 run fueled by eight points from Dom Hoffman to jump out to a 32-16 at the 8:06 mark in the first half.

Saint Francis (1-3) shot just 33.3 percent for the game and could only pull within 12 early in the second half, as Bucknell went on to lead by as many as 21 before taking their largest lead of 22 at the end of the game.

Hoffman finished with 14 points for the Bison and Chris Hass added 10. Ayers was 4 of 4 beyond the arc.

Malik Harmon paced the Red Flash with 14 points while Earl Brown had 10 along with a game-high nine rebounds.

SIENA-LA SALLE

Duren sparks rally as La Salle beats Siena 78-74

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyreek Duren scored 20 points, with 14 of those coming in the final eight minutes as La Salle rallied back to defeat Siena 78-74 Saturday.

The Explorers (2-1) trailed by eight points midway through the second half before closing the game on a 22-10 run.

Duren made a layup that was answered by a jumper from Evan Hymes. Duren then hit two straight 3-pointers and netted another layup to tie the score at 66.

A Jerrell Wright dunk gave La Salle the lead and Duren scored a jumper to extend it to four.

Following a Brett Bisping layup, D.J. Peterson had a three-point play. Duren and Sam Mills each made two late free throws to keep La Salle on top.

Duren was one of four Explorers in double figures as Wright finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Mills added 13.

Rob Poole led the Saints (0-3) with 20 points.

WORLD CUP-LILLEHAMMER

Germany's Geisenberger wins World Cup opener

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won the women's World Cup luge season-opener on Saturday, prevailing after U.S. slider Kate Hansen found trouble on her second run.

Geisenberger's two-run time was 1 minute, 35.847 seconds. Russia's Tatyana Ivanova was second in 1:36.031, and Canada's Alex Gough took third in 1:36.233.

Erin Hamlin was the top American finisher, placing eighth. Hansen was the surprise leader after the first run, then posted only the 22nd-best time in the second heat on the way to finishing 12th overall.

Julia Clukey of the U.S. was 19th. The fourth American in the field, Summer Britcher of Glen Rock, Pa., crashed in her first run..

STUDENT NEWSPAPER-REDSKINS

Pa. students ban 'Redskins,' get sent to principal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A brewing dispute at a high school near Philadelphia offers a twist on student free speech cases.

Student editors have voted to ban the words "Redskins" — the school mascot at football-crazed Neshaminy.

School officials object to the ban. Principal Robert McGee says every student has to publish an article in the Playwickian for course credit. He believes they're entitled to write about the Neshaminy Redskins.

But student Editor Gillian McGoldrick says the editorial board fears the word may offend Native Americans.

Other media outlets around the country have likewise challenged the nickname of the Washington Redskins, who visit Philadelphia on Sunday.

McGee is set to meet with student editors on Tuesday — a day before their next edition hits the street.