January 10

College Roundup: UMaine men fall to Hartford in basketball.

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Mark Nwakamma scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Thursday as Hartford rallied to beat Maine 80-65 for its first America East Conference men’s basketball win of the season.

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Louisville’s Russ Smith, right, is trapped by Memphis’ Austin Nichols, left, and Geron Johnson during the second half of Memphis’ 73-67 upset win at Louisville, Ky., on Thursday night.

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Xavier Pollard led Maine (3-11, 1-1) with 26 points while Zarko Valjarevic added 11.

ST. JOSEPH’S 51, NORWICH 50: Nich Jobin scored 16 points to pace the Monks (5-6, 4-0) as they held on to edge the Cadets (2-9, 0-4) despite being held scoreless for the final four minutes of a GNAC win at Northfield, Vt.

Jordan Tripp made a layup with 4:03 left that gave the Monks a 51-44 lead, their largest lead of the game.

SALVE REGINA 69, UNE 59: The Seahawks (8-3, 3-1) opened the game with an 11-1 run and never trailed in a Commonwealth Coast win over the Nor’easters (1-10, 1-3) at Newport, R.I.

Justin Pollard scored a game-high 21 points to pace the Nor’easters, who trailed 41-22 at halftime.

(1) ARIZONA 79, UCLA 75: Nick Johnson scored 22 points and top-ranked Arizona withstood UCLA’s late 15-1 run to beat the host Bruins and equal the best start in school history at 16-0.

(24) MEMPHIS 73, (12) LOUISVILLE 67: Joe Jackson and Shaq Goodwin each scored 15 points as Memphis (11-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) rallied late to upset the defending national champions at Louisville, Ky.

MEN’S HOCKEY

The start times for the Hockey East doubleheader at Fenway Park on Saturday have been moved up due to expected rain in the area.

UMass-Lowell and Northeastern will meet at noon, followed by Maine playing Boston University at 3 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

UNE 79, SALVE REGINA 78: Lauren Hayden scored six of her 14 points in overtime to lift the Nor’easters (9-1, 5-0) to a Commonwealth Coast win over the Seahawks (4-7, 2-3) at Newport, R.I.

Kelly Coleman finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Nor’easters while Meghan Gribbin added 14 points.

(2) NOTRE DAME 95, BOSTON COLLEGE 53: Notre Dame scored the first seven points of the game in a lopsided win at South Bend, Ind.

Kayla McBride led the Irish (14-0, 2-0 ACC) with 20 points and eight rebounds.

(3) DUKE 86, SYRACUSE 53: Tricia Liston had 20 points and eight rebounds as Duke spoiled the Orange’s first home game in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Elizabeth Williams added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (15-1, 2-0)

(6) MARYLAND 76, WAKE FOREST 49: Freshman Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 15 points as Maryland won its 13th straight with a victory at College Park, Md.

(8) TENNESSEE 94, MISSISIPPI 70: Ariel Massengale had 23 points and a career-high seven rebounds as the Vols (13-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) surpassed the 5 million mark in all-time home attendance.

(10) SOUTH CAROLINA 68, (9) KENTUCKY 59: Aleighsa Welch had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and freshman Alaina Coates added 10 points and 17 rebounds to lead South Carolina to a win at Columbia, S.C.

(13) UNC 79, (20) NC STATE 70: Freshman Diamond DeShields scored 21 points to help North Carolina in a win at Chapel Hill, N.C.

FOOTBALL

OHIO STATE: Junior quarterback Braxton Miller announced that he will return for his senior season. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder, a two-time Big Ten MVP, had been contemplating jumping to the NFL.

NEBRASKA: All-Big Ten running back Ameer Abdullah says he is returning to Nebraska for his senior season.

Abdullah ran for more than 1,800 yards this past season.

STANFORD: Ty Montgomery was named winner of the Jet Award as the top return specialist in college football.

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