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Friday’s colleges: Third period surge nets UMass hockey a tie at No. 14 Merrimack

Friday, January 23, 2015

Down two goals heading into the third period, the UMass hockey team got the better of a wild final frame to earn a 4-4 tie with 14th-ranked Merrimack in North Andover Friday. Frank Vatrano’s goal just under 3 minutes into the third started the comeback as his power-play strike cut the Minutemen’s deficit to 3-2. Brandon Montour, who had an assist on Vatrano’s goal, tied the game 3-3 on a …

Coach K goes for 1,000th career win at St. John’s

Friday, January 23, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski is on the verge of yet another coaching milestone. The Duke coach will become the first men’s coach in Division I history with 1,000 wins on Sunday if his fifth-ranked Blue Devils beat St. John’s. That milestone could come in the same arena where three seasons ago he became the winningest men’s coach in college basketball’s top tier. …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst shuts down Williams in overtime victory

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Amherst College men’s basketball team shut down rival Williams in overtime en route to an 86-76 win at LeFrak Gymnasium, Wednesday. Connor Green scored 10 of the Lord Jeffs’ 12 overtime points, while the defense held the Ephs to two points. Green finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds for Amherst (12-4). David George added 16 points, while Jacob Nabatoff and Michael …

Wednesday’s colleges: Saint Louis pulls away from UMass for 75-67 win

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cierra Dillard’s fast-break layup midway through the second half gave the UMass women’s basketball team a two-point lead. Moments later, Jenny Vliet nailed a 3-pointer and Saint Louis never trailed again as the Minutewomen fell 75-67 at home Wednesday. Kim Pierre-Louis had 26 points and nine rebounds, while …

No. 1 Kentucky survives Mississippi 89-86 in overtime

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dominant almost all season and facing expectations of going unbeaten, top-ranked Kentucky looked vulnerable and very beatable against a Mississippi team intent on pulling off a seismic upset. Wildcats guard Aaron Harrison thwarted the Rebels’ …

Tuesday’s colleges: Megan Robertson scores 1,000th career point for unbeaten Amherst

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Megan Robertson added another milestone to her résumé at Amherst College. A day after becoming the women’s basketball program’s all-time leader in blocked shots, the senior scored her 1,000th career point to lead the third-ranked Lord Jeffs past Farmingdale State, 67-40 in Farmingdale, New York, Tuesday. Robertson finished …

Tyler Bergantino hopes to keep contributing as UMass heads to La Salle

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — With 12 minutes, 1 second left in UMass’ 69-55 loss to St. Bonaventure on Saturday, the Minutemen hadn’t played well, but were trailing by three when Tyler Bergantino walked off the floor with his fifth foul. While the junior big man had scored four points shortly …

Matt Vautour: Davidson off to strong start in inaugural Atlantic 10 season

Monday, January 5, 2015

When the Atlantic 10 announced it was adding Davidson for the 2014-15 season, it seemed like a natural fit. The school prioritizes basketball and has had plenty of recent success. But surely there would be an adjustment period when it jumped up from the Southern Conference. The Wildcats …

Kentucky stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; ODU makes poll debut

Monday, January 5, 2015

Kentucky’s week off didn’t weaken the Wildcats’ hold on the No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25. If anything, coach John Calipari is hoping it gave his team the chance to focus on getting better. “We’ve tried …

Western Kentucky women ranked for first time in nearly 17 years

Monday, January 5, 2015

Michelle Clark-Heard said when she was hired at Western Kentucky that there was room for three ranked teams in the state. It only took three seasons for Clark-Heard to make that happen. The Lady Toppers entered The Associated Press poll on Monday at No. 25, joining Louisville and …

Monday’s colleges: Megan Robertson leads Amherst past Arcadia

Monday, January 5, 2015

Megan Robertson established a new program record for blocked shots as the No. 3 Amherst College women’s basketball team earned a 74-50 victory over Arcadia University Monday night in Glenside, Pennsylvania. The senior forward had four blocks to pass Lem Atanga McCormick with 175 for her career. With …

Louisville tops Wake Forest to win ACC debut

Sunday, January 4, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Chris Jones scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 5 Louisville won its Atlantic Coast Conference debut, beating Wake Forest 85-76 on Sunday night. Jones added a career-high 10 assists and Montrezl Harrell had 25 points and 13 rebounds for …

Stewart leads No. 2 UConn to win over St. John’s

Sunday, January 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Geno Auriemma always loves bringing his UConn Huskies to Madison Square Garden. Sunday had extra meaning for the Hall of Fame coach. When No. 2 UConn beat St. John’s 70-54, the event served as a …