HARTFORD, Conn. – Kalana Greene scored 15 points to help top-ranked Connecticut rout No. 9 West Virginia 60-32 Tuesday night for its 72nd straight win and 16th Big East women’s basketball tournament championship.

The Huskies (33-0) have won five of the last six conference tournament titles and enter the NCAA tournament unbeaten for the fifth time in school history. They held the Mountaineers (28-5) to the lowest point total in a Big East final.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

(12) BUTLER 70, WRIGHT STATE 45: Shelvin Mack scored all of his 14 points in the first half to help Butler (28-4) rout Wright State (20-12) in the Horizon League final at Indianapolis.

SOFTBALL

MAINE 6, CENTRAL FLORIDA 4: The Black Bears (9-13) scored five runs in the fifth inning to take a 6-1 lead over the Golden Knights (12-9) at Orlando, Fla.

Alexis Souhlaris and Terren Hall had RBI singles and Jenny MacDowell capped the rally with a two-run single.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S SPLITS AT CUSIC CLASSIC: Jillian Kimball’s RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Monks (3-1) to a 3-2 win over Drew in the first game, and New Jersey City scored all of its runs in the sixth inning of the second game for a 5-2 victory at Fort Myers, Fla.

Madylan Kluna pitched an eight-hitter with seven strikeouts for the first-game win.

Anna Willis’ RBI double helped St. Joseph’s take a 2-0 lead after two innings against New Jersey City.

BASEBALL

MAINE 11, ROLLINS 8: The Black Bears (6-6) got home runs from Joe Mercurio, Ian Leisenheimer, Justin Leisenheimer and Kyle Stilphen in a victory over the Tars (14-7) at Winter Park, Fla.

Maine took a 6-5 lead with four runs in the third, capped by Ian Leisenheimer’s three-run homer.

Tony Patane’s RBI double and three Rollins errors helped the Black Bears score twice in the fourth and once in the fifth.

MEN’S LACROSSE

BATES 18, UNE 3: Nick Sampson scored five goals and David Barrett had two goals and two assists to lead the Bobcats (3-0) past the Nor’easters (1-2) at Lewiston.

Tyler Thomas had two goals and an assist for UNE.

 

SALEM STATE 15, ST. JOSEPH’S 3: Robert Mulroy scored four times to lead the Vikings (1-1) past the Monks (1-2) at Salem, Mass.

Paul Dolewa, Spencer Hunt and Dylan Chase scored for St. Joseph’s.

TRACK AND FIELD

UMAINE: Sophomore Riley Masters qualified for this weekend’s NCAA Division I indoor championships at Fayetteville, Ark., the NCAA announced.

Riley has run two sub-4-minute miles this year and is seeded ninth at the championships.

 

USM: Freshman high jumper Anthony Stanton qualified for the NCAA Division III indoor championships. Stanton, a Noble High graduate, is ranked sixth in the event, which will take place Saturday at Greencastle, Ind.

 


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