No. 3 Villanova comes back to beat Boston College in opener

Virginia's Trey Murphy III is fouled by Towson's Victor Uyaelunmo as he dunks the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn.

Virginia’s Trey Murphy III is fouled by Towson’s Victor Uyaelunmo as he dunks the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn.

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Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 18 points and 10 rebounds as No. 3 Villanova overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to beat Boston College 76-67 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Empire Classic.

Collin Gillespie added 15 points and Justin Moore and Caleb Daniels each had 14 for the Wildcats, who will play No. 18 Arizona State in the tournament championship game Thursday.

Jay Heath scored 16 points and Makai Ashton-Langford added 15 for Boston College.

Ashton-Langford’s 3-pointer gave the Eagles a 57-48 advantage with 13 minutes left, but the Wildcats responded by going on an 11-1 run. Villanova took the lead for good at 63-61 on a hook shot by Moore with just over six minutes left.

NO. 4 VIRGINIA 89, TOWSON 54

Trey Murphy III scored 21 points a day after learning he was cleared to play, and fellow transfer Sam Hauser added 19 as Virginia opened the season by routing Towson.

Jay Huff added 14 points for the Cavaliers, who never trailed and led by 23 points at halftime.

Nicolas Timberlake scored 19 points for Towson, which was a late replacement after Maine withdrew from the game Tuesday.

The game was the first in an 11-day event dubbed “Bubbleville,” which includes several tournaments and individual games being played inside the Mohegan Sun resort casino in Connecticut.

Murphy’s first points, one of his six 3-pointers, gave Virginia its first 20-point lead at 33-13. Murphy, a transfer from Rice, learned on Tuesday he’d received a waiver from the NCAA to play this season.

NO. 5 IOWA 97, NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 67

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa beat North Carolina Central.

Garza, the Big Ten player of the year last season and the lone unanimous selection on the preseason AP All-America team, had his 17th consecutive game of 20 points or more.

The senior center had four points in the first 10 1/2 minutes before the Hawkeyes took control with a 20-2 run near the end of the first half. He had six of Iowa’s final nine points in the run.

Redshirt freshman forward Patrick McCaffery, the son of Iowa coach Fran McCaffery, had 16 points.

CJ Keyser led North Carolina Central with 15 points. Nicolas Fennell had 12.

NO. 7 WISCONSIN 77, EASTERN ILLINOIS 67

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nate Reuvers had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Wisconsin past Eastern Illinois in the season opener for both teams.

Ben Carlson came off the bench to score 13 points for the Badgers, and D’Mitrik Trice added 11.

Josiah Wallace led Eastern Illinois with 16 points.

Eastern Illinois put itself in a 43-20 halftime hole by shooting 24% from the field, committing six turnovers and playing porous defense as the Badgers shot

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College basketball: No. 3 Villanova comes back to beat Boston College in opener

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 18 points and 10 rebounds as No. 3 Villanova overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to beat Boston College 76-67 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Empire Classic.

Collin Gillespie added 15 points and Justin Moore and Caleb Daniels each had 14 for the Wildcats, who will play No. 18 Arizona State in the tournament championship game Thursday.

Jay Heath scored 16 points and Makai Ashton-Langford added 15 for Boston College.

Ashton-Langford’s 3-pointer gave the Eagles a 57-48 advantage with 13 minutes left, but the Wildcats responded by going on an 11-1 run. Villanova took the lead for good at 63-61 on a hook shot by Moore with just over six minutes left.

No. 4 Virginia 89, Towson 54


Trey Murphy III scored 21 points a day after learning he was cleared to play, and fellow transfer Sam Hauser added 19 as Virginia opened the season by routing Towson.

Jay Huff added 14 points for the Cavaliers, who never trailed and led by 23 points at halftime.

Nicolas Timberlake scored 19 points for Towson, which was a late replacement after Maine withdrew from the game Tuesday.

The game was the first in an 11-day event dubbed “Bubbleville,” which includes several tournaments and individual games being played inside the Mohegan Sun resort casino in Connecticut.

Murphy’s first points, one of his six 3-pointers, gave Virginia its first 20-point lead at 33-13. Murphy, a transfer from Rice, learned on Tuesday he’d received a waiver from the NCAA to play this season.

No. 5 Iowa 97, North Carolina Central 67

Luka Garza had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa beat North Carolina Central.

Garza, the Big Ten player of the year last season and the lone unanimous selection on the preseason AP All-America team, had his 17th consecutive game of 20 points or more.

The senior center had four points in the first 10 1/2 minutes before the Hawkeyes took control with a 20-2 run near the end of the first half. He had six of Iowa’s final nine points in the run.

Redshirt freshman forward Patrick McCaffery, the son of Iowa coach Fran McCaffery, had 16 points.

CJ Keyser led North Carolina Central with 15 points. Nicolas Fennell had 12.

No. 7 Wisconsin 77, Eastern Illinois 67

Nate Reuvers had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Wisconsin past Eastern Illinois in the season opener for both teams.

Ben Carlson came off the bench to score 13 points for the Badgers, and D’Mitrik Trice added 11.

Josiah Wallace led Eastern Illinois with 16 points.

Eastern Illinois put itself in a 43-20 halftime hole by shooting 24% from the field, committing six turnovers and playing porous defense as the Badgers shot 52 percent in the opening period.

No. 8 Illinois 122, North Carolina AT&T 60

Ayo Dosunmu scored a career-high 28 points, freshman Adam Miller also scored 28 and Illinois beat North Carolina A&T.

Kofi Cockburn added 18 points and 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double in

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No. 3 Villanova opens with 76-67 win over Boston College

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 18 points and 10 rebounds as No. 3 Villanova overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to beat Boston College 76-67 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Empire Classic

Collin Gillespie added 15 points and Justin Moore and Caleb Daniels each had 14 for the Wildcats, who will play Arizona State in the tournament championship game Thursday.

Jay Heath scored 16 points and Makai Ashton-Langford added 15 for Boston College.

The teams were tied at 34 going into halftime and the underdog Eagles grabbed the momentum early in the second half.

A 3-pointer from Quinnipiac transfer Rich Kelly capped an 8-0 run that gave BC a 49-41 lead, and a 3 by Ashton-Langford extended that to 57-48 with 13 minutes left.

But the Wildcats responded by going on an 11-1 run.

A jumper by Gillespie put them back on top 59-58 and Villanova took the lead for good at 63-61 on a hook shot by Moore with just over six minutes left.

Villanova outscored Boston College 6-1 over the final three minutes to seal it.

The Empire Classic was moved from its traditional home in New York to become part of an 11-day event dubbed “Bubbleville,” being played inside the Mohegan Sun resort casino in Connecticut.

Each program is given its own floor in the resort’s hotel tower and the teams are using back-of-house passageways to avoid the gaming floor and other guests.

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Villanova: The Wildcats showed a bit of the rust that coach Jay Wright was worried about going into the game. They were among the teams forced to take a 14-day hiatus from workouts during the preseason after several members of the program tested positive in September for the novel coronavirus. A combination of illness and injury also had Wright running early

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Boston College vs. #3 Villanova: Live Updates

Boston College kicks off the 2020-21 season tonight against the #3 Villanova Wildcats in the 2k Empire Classic held at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The Eagles coming off a 13-19 season, are going to be playing the role of heavy underdog tonight playing against a team that many have projected as a possible Final Four contender. What will Boston College be able to do against the Wildcats?

Time: 9:30pm
Where: Mohegan Sun, Connecticut
TV: ESPN
Radio: WEEI 850
Opening Line: Villanova (-14)

Join us as we live-blog and discuss the Boston College Eagles and the Villanova Wildcats game here in our liveblog. Dive into the conversation — it’s easy — by simply going to the top of the site and in the bottom righthand corner of the BC Bulletin logo, click the follow button.

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Empire Classic- Villanova Game Preview

It’s game day and we have a new podcast out that is chock full of tidbits to prepare you for tonight’s tip off against Villanova. 

In today’s episode we take a dive in to the Villanova roster and talk about why they are going to be such a challenge for the Eagles. The Wildcats are a team filled with talent, and have budding stars in both the front court and back court. Who on Boston College will need to stand up and have a big game if they are going to pull off the upset. 

Then we switch to the Eagles. We have talked about the players themselves quite a bit, but what questions still exist in this lineup. Going into tonight’s game we take a crack at the potential starting five and talk about what concerns we have going into this game. 

In our final segment we look at some statistics heading into the Louisville and Boston College football game. The Cardinals have one of the best pass defenses in the country, and we look at why that may be more due to opposition they have played rather than the talent on the team. We also talk about the speed of the Cardinals and why that may be a major challenge for the Eagles heading into Saturday’s game. 

Just a reminder that we will not have a show on Thursday due to Thanksgiving, but will have a full Villanova game recap on Friday along with a Louisville preview show. 

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Villanova University to Send Private Ethereum Blockchain Into Space to Test Inter-Satellite Communication

Space, the next frontier for blockchain.

Villanova University’s College of Engineering is sending a private Ethereum blockchain into space to test whether distributed ledger technology (DLT) can help satellites exchange data.

Working in collaboration with the non-profit Teachers in Space, Villanova’s engineering school secured a flight for its blockchain on a Firefly Aerospace rocket slated for launch on Nov. 20 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket will carry a “Serenity” satellite that will include Villanova’s private blockchain mounted on a Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized single board computer.  

Hasshi Sudler, an adjunct professor at Villanova who is leading this project, said the large number of communications and other types of satellites that are already in space brought into focus how blockchain technology could help this sector. Currently, there are almost 2,800 man-made satellites orbiting Earth, 1,425 of which belong to the U.S., according to data collected by the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

Related: Around 100 Italian Banks Are Officially on a Blockchain

This concentration of satellites in outer space means there could be constraints on launching new ones in the future, Sudler said. But this also creates an opportunity to reduce the number of new satellites needed by creating a way for existing satellites to communicate with each other. 

“We want to be able to allow satellites to leverage the existing data that current satellites have, but that raises the question of how do you do that transfer and ensure that the transaction has taken place, even ensure that it’s been paid for. And this is where the blockchain plays a unique role,” he said. 

According to Sudler, moving data from one satellite to another can be a lengthy process involving multiple ground stations that stay in touch with the satellite. Using a blockchain network to transact this data could reduce such requirements and lower the operational cost of maintaining ground stations if satellites could “talk” to each other in space.

The blockchain that will be sent into space uses a Proof-of-Authority consensus mechanism as a way of minimizing energy requirements, which can be quite significant compared with those mechanisms commonly used in public blockchains. 

Related: German Lawmakers Vote ‘Nein’ on Blockchain for Transparency on Megaprojects

In an emailed statement, Villanova said the satellite will remain in low-Earth orbit (altitude of 1,200 miles or less) for 30 days. The first 15 days will be used for controlled blockchain experiments conducted by researchers, followed by 15 days of testing to measure transaction performance under heavy traffic conditions. 

Using blockchain may also rectify another problem when it comes to satellites: their movements. “If you have a number of satellites talking to one another and moving in and out of view of each other fairly quickly, it makes it difficult for the entire network to establish consensus really quickly,” said Sudler. 

According to the university’s statement, the flight planned for Nov. 20 is the first of many aimed at testing how low-Earth-orbit satellites could carry out transactions using a private blockchain. 

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