November 28, 2012

College Basketball: Monks pull away for a 3-0 start

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STANDISH — Steve Simonds scored 25 points Tuesday night to help St. Joseph's College to a 66-54 win over Bates in men's basketball.

Simonds made 5 of 7 3-point attempts and was 4 of 4 from the free-throw line. Nicholas Jobin added 14 points for the Monks (3-0), and Julio Vazquez scored 10 points and collected nine rebounds.

Luke Matarazzo was the high scorer for Bates (2-3) with 22 points. Ed Bogdanovich scored 17 and led the Bobcats with eight boards.

St. Joe's led 34-27 at halftime. Bates got within a point, 46-45 with 10 minutes to play, but the Monks went on a 20-4 run to put the game out of reach.

BOWDOIN 82, SOUTHERN MAINE 45: Andrew Madlinger scored 28 points to lead Bowdoin College (2-2) in a rout of the University of Southern Maine (3-2) at Brunswick. Madlinger had six 3-pointers.

Lucas Hausman came off the bench and scored 11 points in the second half as the Polar Bears outscored the Huskies, 48-19.

Keegan Pieri finished with 16 points.

Brandon Tomah led USM with 14 points.

(1) INDIANA 83, (14) NORTH CAROLINA 59: Cody Zeller had 20 points and eight rebounds, leading the Hoosiers (7-0) to a stunning rout of the Tar Heels (5-2) in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge at Bloomington, Ind.

Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both added 19 points for the Hoosiers, who have won 34 consecutive November games at home.

The Tar Heels were led by Dexter Strickland with 14.

(3) MICHIGAN 79, (18) N.C. STATE 72: Trey Burke had 18 points and 11 assists as the Wolverines (6-0) held off a late rally to beat the Wolfpack (4-2) at Ann Arbor, Mich.

(21) MINNESOTA 77, FLORIDA STATE 68: Joe Coleman scored 16 points and Rodney Williams added 14 as the Gophers (7-1) beat the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Seminoles (4-2) at Tallahassee, Fla.

WOMEN

BATES 88, HUSSON 43: Taryn O'Connell and Allie Beaulieu scored 18 and 19 points to lead Bates College (1-3) over Husson University (0-1) at Bangor.

The Bobcats opened the game with a 25-4 run. Beaulieu scored 14 points in the first half, helping Bates build a 46-16 lead.

Husson's leading scorers were Kelli Murray and Stephanie Comstock with nine points each.

COLBY 92, FISHER 27: Jen Nale scored 16 points to lead Colby College (3-1) over Fisher College (0-5) in a nonconference game at Wadsworth Gymnasium in Waterville.

(3) BAYLOR 89, RICE 49: Brittney Griner scored a season-high 35 points as the Bears (6-1) beat the Owls (2-4) at Houston.

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