TEMPLE 81, HARVARD 69
The Owls won the championship of the Hall of Fame Tournament Challenge at Mohegan Sun Arena, topping Harvard.
Freshman Tanaya Atkinson, playing in front of a hometown crowd, was named MVP, scoring 20 points and adding seven rebounds.
The Owls (3-3) withstood a 23-point, 24-rebound effort from Harvard's Temi Fagbenle with solid defense and hot second-half shooting. Sophomore Feyonda Fitzgerald scored 11 second-half points and finished with 14 points, three assists, and three steals. Senior Tyonna Williams had 10 points (all coming in the second half) and eight assists.
Khadijah Berger scored the first 13 points of her career, including hitting four of five three-point shots. Junior Erica Covile led TU with 12 boards.
VILLANOVA 60, CHARLESTON 41
The Wildcats topped the Cougars in the seventh-place game at the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Leading 44-33 with 10:02 remaining, Villanova (2-4) removed any doubt with a 9-0 run.
Lauren Burford led the Wildcats with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting from three-point range, while Kavunaa Edwards made four triples for 12 points.
SETON HALL 77, SAINT JOSEPH'S 60
The Hawks got a team-high 22 points from junior guard Ciara Andrews, but it wasn't enough as SJU fell to the Pirates in the title game of the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Tournament. Andrews and senior guard Natasha Cloud were both named to the all-tournament team.
The Hawks led by 10, but the Pirates (5-1) answered. After trading baskets, Seton Hall went on a 17-4 run over a 5-minute span to take a 33-30 lead with 6:11 to go in the half. Saint Joseph's (2-4) would retake the lead, 35-33, on another Andrews three-pointer, but the Pirates used a 16-4 run to span both halves to take a 49-39 lead. The Hawks got to within 62-57 with 8:09 to go but that was as close as SJU would get.