Wednesday, March 12, 2014
From staff and news services
ORONO - Stephanie Jensen scored 15 points and hit a key 3-pointer to give Binghamton a five-point lead with 1:16 to play, helping the Bearcats (2-16, 1-4 America East) take a 67-65 win over Maine (1-16, 0-4) on Sunday.
Sophie Weckstrom hit a 3-pointer to pull the Black Bears within two with 59 seconds left, but Lauren Bodine's last-second 3-point attempt came up short.
Bodine had a career-high 15 points on five 3-pointers.
(2) NOTRE DAME 74, ST. JOHN'S 50: Skylar Diggins scored 18 points and Natalie Achonwa had 16 points and 12 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season, helping the Fighting Irish (16-1, 5-0) beat the Red Storm (9-7, 3-1) at South Bend, Ind.
(5) KENTUCKY 97, AUBURN 53: A'dia Mathies scored a season-high 24 points to lead the Wildcats (18-1, 6-0 SEC) past the Tigers (13-6, 2-4) at Lexington, Ky.
(6) STANFORD 75, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 66: Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points and 16 rebounds to help the Cardinal (16-2, 5-1 Pac-12) beat the visiting Trojans (7-10, 4-2).
Joslyn Tinkle had 15 points and Sara James added 13 for Stanford, which opened a 19-point edge in the first four minutes of the second half and staved off a fierce Southern California rally.
(7) CALIFORNIA 70, (14) UCLA 65: Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points to help the Golden Bears (15-2, 5-1 Pac-12) get by the Bruins (13-4, 4-2) at Berkeley, Calif.
Talia Caldwell added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Gennifer Brandon had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Cal, which has beaten Top 25 teams in three of its last five games.
(9) TENNESSEE 94, ALABAMA 62: Bashaara Graves had 19 points and eight rebounds to help the host Vols (15-3, 6-0 SEC) earn their 39th consecutive victory over the Crimson Tide (11-7, 1-4).
(10) MARYLAND 66, GEORGIA TECH 57: Alyssa Thomas had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Terrapins (15-3, 6-1 ACC), who piled up a 52-29 rebounding advantage over the Yellow Jackets (8-10, 1-6) at Atlanta.
Thomas made four straight baskets to start a 15-0 run early in the second half, giving Maryland a 47-31 lead with 14:28 left.
(2) INDIANA 67, NORTHWESTERN 59: Cody Zeller had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help the Hoosiers (16-2, 4-1 Big Ten) beat the Wildcats (11-8, 2-4) at Evanston, Ill.
Jordan Hulls added 15 points. and Christian Watford scored 14 for Indiana, which led 31-17 at the half.
Northwestern got within five three times in the second half.
(14) NORTH CAROLINA STATE 66, CLEMSON 62: Freshman T.J. Warren scored 21 points and Richard Howell scored the go-ahead basket with 1:56 left to help the Wolfpack (15-3, 4-1 ACC) hold off the Tigers (10-7, 2-3) at Raleigh, N.C.
Howell finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds for North Carolina State, which never trailed yet still found itself in a tight game against a league opponent that wouldn't go away.
Ultimately, the Wolfpack held on, with Howell's three-point play breaking a tie and Scott Wood's 5-for-6 performance at the line in the final 28 seconds helping N.C. State keep its grip on the lead.
Oregon promoted offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to head football coach, replacing Chip Kelly.
Helfrich is the third straight offensive coordinator to be promoted to the top job, following Kelly and his predecessor, Mike Belloti.
The 39-year-old Oregon native signed a five-year deal with the Ducks for a reported $9 million.
Kelly stepped down Wednesday to coach the Philadelphia Eagles.