UNIONTOWN, Penn. — The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences scored nine of the game’s last 10 points to post a 67-59 victory over the Southern Maine Community College during quarterfinal play of the USCAA Division II women’s basketball tournament.

Morgan Esperti, fouled while driving the left side of the lane, swished her first free throw to give the Panthers (19-4) a 59-58 lead. Esperti missed the second but stole the ball to thwart an attempt by the SeaWolves (23-9) to regain the lead. After an exchange of possessions, Esperti hit a jumper from the right to widen the lead to three points.

Dannie Griffin scored 16 points and Miranda Costin 15 to lead five players in double figures for ACPHS.

Alicia Hoyt had 13 points and Maria Vino added 10 for SMCC.

(21) MIAMI 77, (12) PITTSBURGH 55: Adrienne Motley scored 19 points and Keyona Hayes made all nine of her shots for Miami (23-7) in a second-round win at the ACC tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina.

(13) KENTUCKY 79, LSU 71: Makayla Epps and Janee Thompson scored 17 points apiece as the Wildcats (22-6), advanced in the SEC tournament at Jacksonville, Florida.


(14) MARYLAND 81, ILLINOIS 55: Melo Trimble and Jake Layman scored 18 points each, and Maryland closed out its home schedule with its best game in weeks – a rout of Illinois at College Park, Maryland.

Jared Nickens and Robert Carter Jr. had 14 points apiece for the Terrapins, who never trailed. Maryland (24-6, 12-5 Big Ten) had lost three of four since climbing to No. 2 in the AP poll in early February.

PACIFIC: Coach Ron Verlin and assistant Dwight Young are leaving the school.

The two coaches have been suspended since December, stemming from an NCAA investigation into allegations of academic misconduct. Athletic Director Ted Leland said Thursday that Verlin and Young were no longer employed by the school.

Pacific previously banned itself from postseason play and announced a reduction in scholarships as part of the inquiry.


OKLAHOMA: Steve Spurrier Jr. has returned as director of high school recruiting and as an offensive specialist.

Coach Bob Stoops announced the hiring Thursday.

Spurrier spent the last 11 seasons as South Carolina’s wide receivers coach. He helped the Gamecocks reach nine bowl games and worked with future NFL standouts Sidney Rice and Alshon Jeffery.