In brighter local news, Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell returned after missing 13 games with a broken bone in his left wrist -- and he didn't miss a beat, scoring 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting from the floor in a 78-67 Pirates win over DePaul.
In other local action on Wednesday:
Hofstra improved to 5-0 in the CAA, winning 74-60 at Towson. Mike Moore had 21 points, and Charles Jenkins 19, for the Pride.
Fordham fell to 0-2 in the Atlantic 10, losing 72-52 at George Washington. Chris Gaston had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Rams.
NJIT defeated Texas-Pan American 79-60. Freshman Lamar Kearse had a career-high 22 points for the Highlanders.