January 8, 2013

College Roundup: Bowdoin women win on late shot

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BOSTON - Kaitlin Donahoe buried a shot on a baseline drive with 9 seconds remaining to lift the Bowdoin Polar Bears to a 65-63 victory Monday night over the Emmanuel Saints in a women's basketball game.

Donahoe finished with 26 points for Bowdoin (7-4), which trailed 30-24 at the half and fought back to take a 63-54 lead late in the contest before Emmanuel (8-4) answered with a 9-0 run to tie it at 63-63 with 21 seconds left.

Bowdoin's Anna Prohl added 18 points and nine rebounds.


POLL: The Baylor Lady Bears regained the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, two days after then-No. 1 Connecticut lost to Notre Dame.

Notre Dame jumped up three spots to No. 2 after its one-point victory over UConn. The Huskies fell to third. Duke, the only unbeaten team left in Division I, was fourth and Stanford fifth.


(5) INDIANA 74, PENN STATE 51: Christian Watford scored 16 points and Jordan Hulls added 14 as Indiana (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) used a big first-half run to beat the Nittany Lions (8-6, 0-2) at State College, Pa.

The Hoosiers' breakneck offense could rarely be stopped in the first half before the pace slowed down in a sloppy second half.


(17) NOTRE DAME 66, (21) CINCINNATI 60: Jerian Grant scored 19 points and Notre Dame (14-1, 2-0 Big East) used its patient offense to get open shots for a win at Cincinnati.

Notre Dame has won 12 straight for the first time since 2006-07.

The Bearcats (13-3, 1-2) have lost three straight at home for the first time since 2006-07.


NEVADA: Texas A&M assistant Brian Polian, 38, will be the Wolf Pack's next coach under a five-year deal that will pay him $475,000 in annual base pay plus incentives if it is formally approved this week by the state Board of Regents.


RICHMOND: Former Virginia starting quarterback Michael Rocco is transferring to Richmond.

Rocco played in 30 games over three seasons at Virginia and threw for 4,731 yards and 27 touchdowns with 24 interceptions.


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