Sunday, March 9, 2014
From staff and news services
STANDISH — Zach Blodgett had 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, Matt Medeiros and Steve Simonds each scored 16 and St. Joseph’s topped Mt. Ida 75-47 in a men’s basketball game Wednesday night.
Michigan State forward Gavin Schilling, left, looks to the basket as Northwestern center Alex Olah defends Wednesday night at Evanston, Ill. The Spartans won, 54-40.
The Associated Press
Blodgett scored seven during a two-minute span in the first half, when the Monks (7-6, 6-0 GNAC) turned a 13-all tie into a 23-16 advantage with 7:50 left.
The Mustangs (4-9, 2-5) cut it to 30-27 with 2:04 to go in the first, but back-to-back 3-pointers from Simonds helped St. Joseph’s pull to a 40-27 lead at the break.
Nich Jobin added 14 points and six boards for the Monks.
GORDON 84, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 59: Gordon College (7-6, 5-2 CCC) ended the first half with a 16-6 run and went on to defeat the University of New England (1-13, 1-6) at Wenham, Mass.
Hans Miersma led Gordon with 17 points and nine rebounds, and Alex Carnes scored 14. For the Nor’easters, Justin Pollard led the way with 13 points.
(4) MICHIGAN STATE 54, NORTHWESTERN 40: Gary Harris scored 14 points and the Spartans (16-1, 5-0 Big Ten) topped the host Wildcats (8-10, 1-4) for their ninth straight win.
The Spartans overcame a sluggish start and pulled away down the stretch even though they struggled in a big way from the outside.
They were 2 of 16 on 3-pointers with Harris missing all six and Keith Appling going 0 of 3.
(9) OKLAHOMA ST. 82, TCU 50: Marcus Smart scored 20 points to help the Cowboys (15-2, 3-1 Big 12) top the visiting Horned Frogs (9-7, 0-4).
TEXAS TECH 82, (12) BAYLOR 72: Jaye Crockett had 19 points, Toddrick Gotcher added 17 and the Red Raiders (9-8, 1-3 Big 12) upset the visiting Bears (13-3, 1-2).
(16) UMASS 88, GEORGE MASON 87: Chaz Williams had 26 points and eight assists, Derrick Gordon made a go-ahead layup with eight seconds left and the visiting Minutemen (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic 10) rallied from eight points down in the second half to win their sixth straight.
Sherrod Wright scored 26 points to lead the Patriots (7-10, 0-3), who lost for the eighth time in 10 games. George Mason was seeking its first win over a ranked opponent in over six years.
(24) SAINT LOUIS 66, ST. BONAVENTURE 60: Dwayne Evans scored 18 points and the Billikens (16-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10) won their first game since breaking into the Top 25 for the first time, holding off the visiting Bonnies (11-6, 1-2).
Jordair Jett scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half for Saint Louis, which has won 10 in a row. The start is the school’s best since the 1993-94 team was 19-1.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 64, GORDON 51: Forward Kelly Coleman scored 21 in the second half to rally the University of New England (12-1, 7-0 CCC) over Gordon College (5-9, 1-6), at Wenham, Mass.
The Nor’easters had trailed by four points at halftime, but outscored the Griffins 41-24 in the second half.
UNE made its move with an 18-3 run midway through the half.
Cole, a junior, finished with a career-high 32 points. Cole also led the team in rebounding with 11 and had four steals. Alanna Vose helped out with 10 points.
(5) LOUISVILLE 75, UCF 56: Shoni Schimmel scored 27 points and Sara Hammond added 22 as the host Cardinals (17-1, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) beat the Knights (8-8, 1-4) at Louisville, Ky.
Bria Smith added 10 points as the Cardinals matched their best 18-game start since the 2009 season.
CLEMSON: Defensive end Vic Beasley, the ACC leader with 13 sacks this season, decided to postpone a shot at the NFL and play his senior season.
TEXAS TECH: Backup quarterback Michael Brewer is transferring.
CALIFORNIA: Running back Brendan Bigelow decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
Bigelow ran for 421 yards and two touchdowns on 105 attempts last season for the Golden Bears, who went 1-11 in Sonny Dykes’ first season as coach.