Former South Portland High basketball standout Keegan Hyland has left the University of Vermont and returned home, his father, Tom Hyland, confirmed Wednesday night.

Hyland, a 6-foot-3 freshman, spent the fall semester at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., but left after suffering a knee injury and a concussion. He transferred to Vermont before the start of the spring semester in January after considering the University of Maine.

NCAA rules will require Hyland to sit out two semesters if he accepts a scholarship to play at another Division I school.


(17) SYRACUSE 66, (6) UCONN 58: Rick Jackson had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead visiting Syracuse (19-4, 6-4 Big East) to a victory over Connecticut (17-4, 5-4) as the Orange avoided the first five-game losing streak in Coach Jim Boeheim’s 35 seasons.

Brandon Triche had 16 points for the Orange, who had lost four straight under Boeheim three times before this streak.

Freshman Jeremy Lamb had 22 points to lead the Huskies, who have lost two straight since a six-game winning streak.

(8) BYU 69, WYOMING 62: Jimmer Fredette scored 26 points and Brandon Davies had 20 as Brigham Young (21-2, 7-1 Mountain West) beat Wyoming (8-14, 1-7) at Laramie, Wyo.

Fredette’s three-point play with 47 seconds left put BYU ahead, 64-60.

Desmar Jackson led the Cowboys with 23 points.

(12) VILLANOVA 75, MARQUETTE 70: Mouphtaou Yarou scored 18 points, Corey Fisher had 17 and Villanova (18-4, 6-3 Big East) snapped a two-game losing streak with a win over Marquette (14-9, 5-5) at Villanova, Pa.

Antonio Pena had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who had lost 3 of 4.

Jimmy Butler and Darius Johnson-Odom each scored 15 points for Marquette.

INDIANA 60, (18) MINNESOTA 57: Tom Pritchard and Verdell Jones each scored 12 points to lead Indiana (12-11, 3-7 Big Ten) past Minnesota (16-6, 5-5) at Bloomington, Ind.

Blake Hoffarber scored 15 points and Austin Hollins added 13 to lead Minnesota. Hoffarber’s 3-pointer to force overtime bounced off the front of the rim.

(25) WEST VIRGINIA 56, SETON HALL 44: Kevin Jones scored 13 points to surpass 1,000 for his career and West Virginia (15-6, 6-3 Big East) rode a strong first half to a win over Seton Hall (10-13, 4-7) at Morgantown, W.Va.

Deniz Kilicli and Cam Thoroughman added 10 points apiece for West Virginia. Jones grabbed 12 rebounds and Joe Mazzulla had 10.


(1) BAYLOR 92, (13) OKLAHOMA 70: Brittney Griner scored 29 points to help Baylor (20-1, 7-0 Big 12) rout Oklahoma (16-5, 6-2) at Waco, Texas.

Melissa Jones added 14 points, and Destiny Williams had nine points in the first five minutes as the Bears took a 13-2 lead.

(15) NORTH CAROLINA 84, (19) FLORIDA STATE 75: Jessica Breland scored 16 of her game-high 22 points in the second half, and Waltiea Rolle was perfect on 12 free throws and finished with 18 points, leading North Carolina (20-3, 6-2 ACC) to a win over Florida State (18-5, 6-2) at Tallahassee, Fla.

(22) IOWA STATE 79, OKLAHOMA STATE 59: Kelsey Bolte had 20 points and Iowa State (16-5, 4-3 Big 12) rolled to its third straight victory, beating Oklahoma State (13-7, 1-6) at Ames, Iowa.

Oklahoma State got a career-high 24 points from 6-foot-6 freshman Vicky McIntyre, who made 10 of 17 shots.