Junior guard Michelle Baker rescued St. Joseph's despite some rough sledding against New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon by hitting a shot with three seconds left for a 67-66 victory in the opener of the Hawk Classic at Hagan Arena.
The native of Wilmington, who scored 13 points, had missed two foul shots with 47 seconds left in the game before redeeming herself. She drove for a layup on a length-of-the-court play after the Wildcats (2-8) had just taken the lead.
"I can't even explain how I feel right now," Baker said after producing her first collegiate game-winner. "I just had to do it. . . . Those missed shots were still in my mind."
In Wednesday's title game at about 4:30 p.m., the Hawks (9-3) will meet Lafayette (6-6), which held off Quinnipiac (3-8) for a 56-54 victory.
Villanova postponed - The Fordham tournament in New York was delayed. The Wildcats will play Siena Wednesday at 3 p.m. and Yale on Thursday at the same time.
Maryland 83, La Salle 45 - The No. 18 Terrapins (11-1) crushed the visiting 4-7 Explorers at the Terrapin Classic. Ebonee Jones had 18 points for La Salle.
Texas A&M 74, Drexel 45 - The No. 7 Aggies (10-1) gored the Dragons at the Surf 'N Slam tournament in San Diego. Kamile Nacickaite had 11 points for Drexel (7-3), which was limited to 35.6 percent shooting had a season-high 24 turnovers.
Philadelphia University 70, Pitt-Greensburg 35 - Senior forward Kate Brennan reached 1,000 career points while scoring a game-high 16 points to lead the 5-3 Rams over the visiting Lady Bobcats (1-10).
In the nation: No. 1 Connecticut earned its 90th straight victory with a 85-42 win over Pacific, a lopsided warm-up for the 12-0 Huskies' showdown with ninth-ranked Stanford on Thursday. . . . Stanford (8-2) pulled off a surprising rout of fourth-ranked Xavier (10-2) with an 89-52 home victory. . . . Unranked LSU (10-4), playing on the road, upset No. 8 UCLA (10-1) after Taylor Turnbow's go-ahead jumper found net with 14 seconds left in the game.
St. John's (12-1) needed a late surge to salvage an 81-66 victory over 4-7 Liberty at the Terrapin Classic in College Park, Md. . . . At home, No. 24 Syracuse (10-1) beat St. Francis, Pa., 94-60.
Unranked Duquesne took a trip to Columbus and exposed No. 13 Ohio State (8-3), 71-67. . . . Georgetown, ranked 19th and with an 11-3 record, was an impolite guest, trashing Houston, 77-37.