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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, celebrates with his players after his 1,000th career win in an NCAA college basketball game against St. John's at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Krzyzewski became the first men's coach in Division I history with 1,000 wins. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John’s 77-68

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Coach 1K. How grand. Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the Blue Devils (17-2) went on …

No. 2 UConn women win 17th straight, 96-31 over Cincinnati

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CINCINNATI — Connecticut’s offense just keeps rolling up big numbers. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, missing only one shot all game, and No. 2 Connecticut picked up its 17th straight victory on Sunday, 96-31 over Cincinnati and former Huskies star Jamelle Elliott. The Huskies (18-1, 8-0 …

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 …

UMass notebook: Derek Kellogg shakes up lineup as Minutemen hold off La Salle

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — After the offensive struggles in Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure, UMass coach Derek Kellogg shuffled his lineup and started freshman Donte Clark, his best natural scorer, in place of junior guard Jabarie Hinds. In his first career start Wednesday against La Salle, Clark had seven points …

UMass holds off La Salle, 71-65, for first road win of season

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Before his team left for La Salle, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said he thought the practices following Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure had made his team better. The Minutemen’s performance Wednesday night backed him up as …

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 …