January 24

College roundup: UMaine falls to Lowell in men’s basketball

It’s the fifth straight loss for the struggling Black Bears.

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BANGOR — Antonio Bivins scored 25 points as Massachusetts-Lowell rallied in the second half to defeat Maine 74-62 on Thursday night.

Bivins made 10 of 12 shots from the floor and all five of his free-throw attempts. Chad Holley added 12 points and Akeem Williams 11. Kerry Weldon had 13 rebounds. Lowell (5-13, 4-3 America East) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Xavier Pollard scored 15 points, Kilian Cato 14, Till Gloger 12 and Troy Reid-Knight 10, while Ethan Mackey had 10 rebounds for the Black Bears (3-15, 1-5), who have lost five straight.

Lowell trailed by four at the half before Bivins tied the game with a basket with 16:39 remaining. Lowell took the lead for good at 56-54 with a pair of free throws at 5:37. Bivins’ fifth dunk of the game made it 66-57 with 1:05 left. From there, the River Hawks made eight free throws to secure the win.

ST. JOSEPH’S 81, LASELL 70: Nich Jobin’s 31 points powered the Monks (8-8, 7-2 CCC) past Lasell (8-6, 5-3) in Standish.

Matt Medeiros added 18 for St. Joseph’s. Brandon Ganesh netted 19 for the Lasers, and Richard O’Brien 14.

The Monks, behind eight points from Medeiros, broke away from a 19-19 tie to open a 38-25 halftime lead. Jobin scored 13 during the first half, including five during the half-ending 19-6 run, and Medeiros 11.

(1) ARIZONA 69, COLORADO 57: Nick Johnson scored 18 points and top-ranked Arizona (19-0, 6-0 Pac-12) beat Colorado (15-5, 4-3).

(6) FLORIDA 68, ALABAMA 62: Michael Frazier II scored 18 points and made five 3-pointers to lead the Gators (16-2, 5-0 SEC) to victory at Alabama (8-10, 2-3).

(17) OHIO STATE 62, ILLINOIS 55: LaQuinton Ross scored 18 points and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 16 – including a critical 3-pointer in the waning moments – to help the host Buckeyes (16-4, 3-4 Big Ten) end a four-game skid with a win over the Illini (13-7, 2-5).

Aaron Craft added 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Buckeyes, who have lost four in a row.

(23) MEMPHIS 82, HOUSTON 59: Shaq Goodwin had 20 points, Joe Jackson added 18 points and seven assists, and host Memphis (14-4, 4-2 AAC) jumped out to a big lead early against the Cougars (11-8, 3-3).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MAINE 75, UMASS-LOWELL 66: Lauren Bodine knocked down six 3-point field goals as the University of Maine (10-9, 4-2 America East) defeated the River Hawks (2-16, 1-6) in Lowell, Mass.

Bodine finished with 20 points while Cherrish Wallace contributed 18 points and 11 assists; Ashleigh Roberts added 18 points. Jasminer McRoy netted 19 for Lowell, Lindsey Doucette 17 and Shannon Samuels 16.

(3) DUKE 85, (24) FLA. STATE 77: Tricia Liston scored 25 points and the Blue Devils (19-1, 6-0 ACC) needed overtime to beat the Seminoles (14-5, 2-4) in Tallahassee, Fla.

VIRGINIA 86, (6) MARYLAND 72: Kelsey Wolfe scored 24 points, and Ataira Franklin and Faith Randolph each scored 19, and the host Cavaliers (10-9, 3-3 ACC) ended Maryland’s 14-game winning streak.

The Terrapins fall to 16-2 and 4-1 in the ACC.

(7) NORTH CAROLINA 83, WAKE FOREST 65: Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray had 19 points each, and host North Carolina (17-3, 5-1 ACC) won its 11th straight in the series against the Demon Deacons (10-9, 1-5).

ALABAMA 57, (9) KENTUCKY 55: Daisha Simmons scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half, including a layup with 2.3 seconds remaining that lifted the Crimson Tide (9-10, 2-4 SEC) to a win at Kentucky (15-4, 3-3).

(11) TENNESSEE 89, FLORIDA 69: Meighan Simmons scored 21 points as the Vols (15-4, 4-2 SEC) capitalized on their 3-point accuracy to win on a night dedicated to honoring former Volunteers coach Pat Summitt.

Florida (13-6, 3-3) lost its third consecutive game.

(22) PURDUE 90, NORTHWESTERN 65: Liza Clemons scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Boilermakers (14-5, 4-3 Big Ten) won at home over Northwestern (12-7, 2-4).

(23) N.C. STATE 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 76: The host Wolfpack (17-3, 4-2 ACC) shot 48.1 percent from the field while the Eagles (11-9, 2-4) were 23 of 60 while committing 28 fouls and 12 turnovers.

NOTES

Michigan State junior forward Branden Dawson will be out four to five weeks after breaking his right hand Thursday when he banged it on a table while watching video of the third-ranked Spartans’ win over Indiana and became angry with his play of late.

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