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COURTESY ERIC MILLER/AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College coach Jack Arena paces behind Austin Ho, front left, Conor Brown and David White during the Lord Jeffs' 6-2 loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the NCAA Division III Frozen Four semifinals in Minnesota Friday.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point ices Amherst College in Division III Frozen Four semifinals

Saturday, March 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Amherst College and goaltender Danny Vitale found out Friday night you can only stop a steamroller for so long. After blocking a fusillade of shots from everywhere imaginable over two periods, Vitale finally gave in to the relentless pressure from Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Pointers spotted the Lord Jeffs a two-goal lead then pummeled them for five third-period goals …

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

Friday, March 27, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga’s big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 74-62 win …

South Carolina last-second shot helps avoid UNC upset

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight year, South Carolina found itself trailing late against North Carolina and staring at an early NCAA Tournament exit despite its No. 1 seed. This time, Tiffany Mitchell and the Gamecocks found a way to regroup, rally and advance. Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left to help South Carolina edge North …

Dayton keeps dancing with upset of Kentucky

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ally Malott scored 28 points and Amber Deane added 23 to lead No. 7 seed Dayton to a 99-94 upset of second-seeded Kentucky in the Albany Regional on Sunday. Deane hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to send the Flyers (27-6) to their first Sweet 16. Kelley …

Shockers beat Jayhawks 78-65 in NCAA Tournament showdown

Sunday, March 22, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — The boys from Wichita State had been hearing it in text messages from friends, and on social media from total strangers: Don’t let the chance to stick it to Kansas slip away. The Shockers would …

Quiet day as higher seeds advance, No. 1 Duke rolls

Friday, March 20, 2015

Quinn Cook scored 22 points to help No. 1 seed Duke get off to a torrid start. Freshman Jahlil Okafor added 21 as the Blue Devils (30-4) wasted little time getting their offense revving, hitting their first seven …

Duke survives scare, Miami pulls off upset

Friday, March 20, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke advanced after getting a scare from Albany. A couple other underdogs almost pulled off upsets, but only No. 11 Miami, No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Arkansas were double-digit seeds to win. And unlike in the men’s bracket, 14 and 15 seeds are still …

Friday’s college recap: UMass baseball opens Atlantic 10 play with season’s first win

Friday, March 20, 2015

The UMass baseball team opened Atlantic 10 play with its first win of the season, taking down Dayton, 5-0, on the road Friday afternoon. Conor LeBlanc struck out seven while allowing two hits and two walks over eight innings for the Minutemen (1-5, 1-0). Ben Panuzio pitched the …

Snider’s FTs help Louisville fell UC Irvine and the Big Man

Friday, March 20, 2015

SEATTLE — It was a game of inches. Not surprisingly, Rick Pitino and a couple of his scrappy guards got it done for Louisville. Freshman Quentin Snider made the winning free throws Friday and Terry Rozier closed it …

UMass athletic director search appears to be winding down

Friday, March 20, 2015

The UMass athletic director search could be drawing to a close shortly. According to multiple UMass sources, former Stony Brook athletic director Jim Fiore and Buffalo associate athletic director Allen Greene both met with various campus representatives Thursday, while Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford came to …

Love or hate them, Auriemma and UConn women dominate sport

Friday, March 20, 2015

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have turned women’s college basketball into their own showcase. Over the past two decades, the Hall of Fame coach and his players have been the face of the sport, winning nine championships …

NCAA tournament recaps: No. 14 UAB knocks off Iowa State

Friday, March 20, 2015

William Lee scored the last four points for 14th-seeded UAB in its 60-59 upset win over Iowa State in the South Region Thursday. The Blazers (20-15) came in as one of the youngest teams in the field and with nobody having played in this tournament before. They wound …

Thursday’s colleges: Amherst baseball rolls past St. Norbert

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Amherst College baseball team’s offense exploded in a 20-7 win over St. Norbert in Winter Haven, Florida, on Thursday. Andrew Vandini went 3 for 6 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while four other players had two hits for Lord Jeffs (4-3). Sam Schneider started and …