LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Ida Krogh drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining and Siena College rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit Wednesday night to take a 53-50 win over Maine in women’s basketball.
The Saints (3-5) outscored the Black Bears (1-7) 20-6 in a 10-minute span in the second half, tying it at 45 with 4:40 to play. Krogh made a pair of free throws with 1:37 left to put Siena up 50-48, but a Danielle Walczak layup tied it 20 seconds later.
Krogh and Lily Grenci each scored 13 points for the Saints. Liz Wood led the Black Bears with 12.
CMCC 84, SMCC 51: Maggie Sabine had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and Susie French had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Mustangs (10-2, 7-0 YSCC) past the Seawolves (4-1) at Auburn.
Ariel McConkey and Ke Jackson each chipped in 10 points for Central Maine CC. Katryna Gilson and Rogetta Donalson scored 10 apiece for Southern Maine CC.
(3) BAYLOR 73, (5) NOTRE DAME 61: Brittney Griner had 24 points and 14 rebounds, three other players scored in double figures and the Bears (7-1) defeated the Irish (5-1) in South Bend, Ind., in a repeat of last season’s national championship game.
The Fighting Irish could do little to slow Griner as the Bears, who have all five starters returning from the team that went 40-0 last season, used a 10-0 run late in the second half to pull away.
(19) MICHIGAN ST. 76, ARKANSAS PINE-BLUFF 44: The Spartans (7-2) held the Golden Lions (1-7) scoreless for almost 10 minutes in winning at East Lansing, Mich.
Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 for the Spartans.
Michigan State started the game with a 14-0 run, led 38-12 at halftime and kept a comfortable lead in the second half.
The Golden Lions missed their first 13 shots and didn’t score until 9:48 into the game.
UTAH STATE: Forward Danny Berger, who collapsed at Tuesday’s practice and had to be revived after he stopped breathing, is improving and making good progress, school officials said, although he remains in critical condition.
Berger is awake and talking to his family in a Salt Lake City area hospital, Utah State basketball team doctor Trek Lyons said. Tubes used to help Berger breathe have been removed.
Doctors still don’t know what caused the 22-year-old Berger to collapse on the court. He doesn’t have any known pre-existing condition or heart problems, Lyons said.
CALIFORNIA: Wide receiver Keenan Allen will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Allen finished his career as the school’s all-time leader with 205 receptions. He ranks third with 2,570 yards receiving and seventh with 17 touchdown catches.
• California hired Louisiana Tech Coach Sonny Dykes in hopes that the offensive mastermind can revive a program that struggled in recent years under the fired Jeff Tedford.
Athletic Director Sandy Barbour made her biggest hire at Cal just more than two weeks after firing Tedford. Dykes will be formally introduced at an on-campus news conference Thursday.
Dykes was 22-15 with the Bulldogs, improving their win total each year. The Bulldogs averaged 35.9 points and 452.5 yards per game in his tenure.
AWARDS: Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the Lombardi Award as college football’s best lineman or linebacker.
Te’o, also a Heisman Trophy finalist, had 103 tackles and seven interceptions this year to help the undefeated Fighting Irish reach the BCS championship game against Alabama.
Te’o edged Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for the award presented by the Rotary Club of Houston.
• Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina won the 2012 Ted Hendricks Award, becoming the first sophomore chosen as the nation’s top defensive end.
• Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame won the John Mackey Award that goes to college football’s best tight end.
PURDUE: Darrell Hazell was hired as the Boilermakers’ new coach.
Hazell won this season’s Mid-American Conference coach of the year award after leading Kent State to its first winning season since 2001, first bowl appearance in more than four decades and the brink of a BCS bowl game.