February 16, 2013

College Roundup: Auburn nips Maine in season opener

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Atonye Nyingifa scored 20 points for UCLA (19-5, 10-3 Pac-12), which had won six straight since a loss at California on Jan. 20.

Cal built a 19-point lead in the first half and led by 18 at the break. UCLA got no closer than 11 points in the second half. The Bruins shot just 34 percent (19 of 56) from the field.

Cal hasn't lost since a defeat to No. 4 Stanford on Jan. 8.

(21) COLORADO 55, ARIZONA 42: Jen Reese scored 15 points and Colorado never trailed in beating Arizona at Tucson, Ariz.

Lexy Kresl, Chucky Jeffery and Arielle Robertson each scored eight points for the Buffaloes (19-5, 8-5 Pac-12), who have won four in a row.

All of Colorado's losses have been to ranked teams -- including two each to Stanford and California.

The Buffaloes broke away from a tie at 11 with a 13-0 run, and stayed in control after that. Colorado led 30-23 at the break and scored the first 10 points of the second half.

Jeffery also had six assists and four steals. Robertson led the Buffs with seven rebounds.

Carissa Crutchfield was the only player in double figures with 13 points for the Wildcats (11-13, 3-10), who have lost eight in a row.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

(15) GEORGETOWN 62, CINCINNATI 55: Otto Porter Jr. scored 16 points while playing in foul trouble, and Georgetown wasted a 12-point lead in the second half before rallying for its seventh straight win at Cincinnati.

Markel Starks hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5:35 left and made five free throws in final minute, helping the Hoyas (19-4, 9-3) stay atop the Big East.

Cincinnati (19-7, 7-6) has lost three of its last four games with poor shooting.

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