WATERVILLE – Troy Thibodeau scored a power-play goal in the third period to break a tie and help USM to a 5-3 victory against Colby in a men’s hockey game Tuesday night.

Alex Pompeo scored a pair of goals for the Huskies (6-7), including an empty-net goal with 1.2 seconds remaining, and Mike Greene and Angelo Vrachnas each added a goal.

Brendon Bourgea, Robert McCormick and Brendan Cosgrove scored for Colby (3-10).

 

BOWDOIN 4, UNE 3: Bowdoin (12-0-1) rallied with two third-period goals to beat the University of New England (3-9) at Brunswick.

The Nor’easters scored first on a Fred Hein goal; the Polar Bears countered on a hard shot from Timothy McGarry.

Brent Bourgeois and Adam Laite then scored for UNE, and Gabriel Renaud answered for the Polar Bears to make it 3-2 UNE after two periods.

John McGinnis provided the tying goal and the winner came from Harry Matheson.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

UNE 59, GORDON 50: Devin Thompson had a game-high 21 points, and Charles Fenner hit four 3-pointers and added 15 points to lead the Nor’easters (2-9, 1-3) to a Commonwealth Coast win over the Fighting Scots (7-5, 2-3) at Wenham, Mass.

Joshua Butler had 10 points and 15 rebounds for UNE.

 

ALBERTUS MAGNUS 92, ST. JOSEPH’S 75: The Falcons (10-1, 5-0) took a GNAC win over the Monks (7-4, 3-2) at Standish, despite a big game by the Monks’ Steve Simonds, who had 35 points, including six 3-pointers.

 

BOWDOIN 88, UM-PRESQUE ISLE 64: Bryan Hurley set a school record with 17 assists and Keegan Pieri scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting as the Polar Bears (8-2) cruised to a win over the Owls (7-8) at Brunswick.

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 71, USM 66: The Anchormen (11-2, 3-1) went 4 of 6 from the foul line down the stretch to hold off the Huskies (8-6, 3-1) in a Little East game at Gorham.

Conor Sullivan scored a game-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds to pace the Huskies, while James Odneal added 19 points and eight rebounds.

 

(1) DUKE 68, CLEMSON 40: Quinn Cook scored a career-high 27 points as Duke (15-0, 2-0 ACC) won at Durham, N.C.

 

(10) MISSOURI 84, ALABAMA 64: Jabari Brown hit a career-high five straight 3-pointers in a win at Columbia, Mo.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

USM 83, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 71: Nicole Garland went 14 of 15 from the foul line and finished with a game-high 22 points as the Huskies (14-0, 4-0) closed out the game with a 9-2 run to pull away from the Anchormen (9-4, 3-1) in a Little East game at Gorham.

Jordan Grant added 17 points and six rebounds for the Huskies.

 

BATES 80, UM-PRESQUE ISLE 38: Allie Beaulieu made five 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 19 points to lead the Bobcats (6-7) as they beat the Owls (2-9) at Presque Isle.

 

UNE 70, GORDON 39: Kelly Coleman scored 16 points and Lauren Hayden added a career-high 13 points as the Nor’easters (7-4, 4-0) cruised to a win over the Fighting Scots (2-10, 0-5) at Wenham, Mass.

Beth Suggs chipped in with 12 points and seven rebounds for the Nor’easters.

 

(2) NOTRE DAME 75, SOUTH FLORIDA 71: Skylar Diggins scored four of her 19 points in overtime as the Irish (13-1, 2-0 Big East) overcame cold shooting at Tampa, Fla.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

BOWDOIN 4, ST. ANSELM 3: Rachel Kennedy scored one goal and assisted on another, and Kenzie Novak collected three assists as the Polar Bears (9-1-1) raced out to a 4-1 second-period lead and held off the Hawks (9-3-2) at Manchester, N.H.

Bowdoin jumped out to an 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Kim Tess-Wanat and Schuyler Nardelli.

Tara Connolly finished with 32 saves for the Polar Bears.

 

SACRED HEART 2, USM 2: Sacred Heart (7-8-2) got a late goal to tie the University of Southern Maine (3-3-4) at the USM Ice Arena in Gorham.

The Huskies took a 2-1 lead 2:38 into the third period on a goal by Julia Pearl.

The Huskies’ other goal came in the first period on a rebound by Cassandra Sherman.

FOOTBALL

THE FIRST SEMIFINAL games in the new college football playoff system will be played in the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015.

Whether they are hosting a semifinal or just a marquee bowl game, the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl will always be played on Jan. 1, or Jan. 2 in years in which New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.