PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Mike Garrow converted a three-point play to give Eastern Connecticut State a 75-71 lead with 43 seconds left, and the Warriors went 6 of 6 from the foul line down the stretch to hold off Husson 81-75 in the opening round of the NCAA Division III tournament Friday.
Trailing 41-36 at halftime, the Warriors went on a 28-11 run over the first 13 minutes of the second half. Husson rallied to cut the deficit to 72-71 on a layup by Corey Wood with 1:05 left in the game, but the Eagles were unable to get any closer.
Brooks Spaulding and Aaron Willis finished with 15 points apiece to pace the Eagles, who had their 12-game winning streak snapped.
Trevon Butler and Mike Gonzales each added 12 points for Husson, and Wood finished with 10 points.
The Warriors improved to 23-6 while the Eagles ended their season at 26-3.
(2) WICHITA STATE 80, EVANSVILLE 58: Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 17 points apiece and the Shockers (32-0) set a Missouri Valley tournament record with 11 blocked shots, staying perfect for the season with a romp in the quarterfinal round at St. Louis.
WESTERN MICHIGAN 4, MAINE 1: Chad Mayle scattered eight hits over six shutout innings and Brett Sunde hit a two-run single in the top of the fifth inning that gave the Broncos (6-7) a 4-0 lead as they downed the Black Bears (3-9) at Port Charlotte, Fla.
Maine got its lone run in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Alex Calbick following singles by Troy Black, Scott Heath and Brenden Geary.
Black and Nick Bernardo finished with two hits apiece for the Black Bears.
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(2) NOTRE DAME 83, FLORIDA STATE 57: Jewell Loyd scored 17 points to lead the Fighting Irish (30-0) in an Atlantic Coast Conference tourney debut in Greensboro, N.C.
(4) STANFORD 69, COLORADO 54: Chiney Ogwumike scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half, and the Cardinal (29-2) overcame its worst scoring first half of the season to advance to the Pac-12 Conference semifinals in Seattle.
(5) SOUTH CAROLINA 67, GEORGIA 48: Alaina Coates scored 13 points, Elem Ibiam added 12 points and the Gamecocks (27-3) won in Duluth, Ga., to advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.
OHIO STATE 99, (11) PENN STATE 82: Ameryst Alston scored 33 points and Cait Craft 24 as the eighth-seeded Buckeyes (17-17) stunned the top-seeded Lions (22-7) in the Big Ten Conference tournament quarterfinals in Indianapolis.
(12) KENTUCKY 75, FLORIDA 70: DeNesha Stallworth scored 13 points and Kentucky (23-7) continued its string of SEC tournament success, advancing to the semifinals for the fifth straight year in Duluth, Ga.