STANDISH — Shelly DePina dropped in a layup with three seconds remaining Wednesday night, completing a comeback that gave Bridgewater State a 57-56 victory against St. Joseph’s in a nonconference women’s basketball game.

The Monks (4-4) controlled the first half, taking a 19-12 lead when Ashley Geel’s layup closed out an 11-2 run. Danyelle Shufelt scored seven consecutive points in the closing minutes of the half for a 31-21 lead. Megan McDevitt and Shufelt finished with nine each in the half.

McDevitt opened the second half with eight points in 4:17 as St. Joseph’s widened the lead to 12 points.

The Monks led 54-46 with 5:34 remaining. But Jenna Williamson and Michaela Cosby combined for nine points to pull the Bears (5-2) within 56-55 with 1:06 to play.

DePina grabbed the rebound of Geel’s missed layup with 38 seconds to play and, after the Monks regained possession, rebounded MacKenzie Dufour’s missed free throw to set up the Bears’ final possession.

McDevitt scored 19 points, Lindsay Moore contributed 11 points and Geel added 10 for St. Joseph’s.
Williamson paced the Bears with 14 points and Cosby added 12.

(3) NOTRE DAME 95, MARQUETTE 42: Kayla McBride scored 19 points and Skylar Diggins had 17 points, leading Notre Dame (8-1, 1-0 Big East) over Marquette (5-5, 0-1) at South Bend, Ind.

(16) TEXAS TECH 88, TEXAS-ARLINGTON 48: Casey Morris scored 22 of her career-best 24 points in the first half and Texas Tech (8-0) cruised past Texas-Arlington (1-5) at Lubbock, Texas.

(18) NORTH CAR0OLINA 95, LIPSCOMB 53: Chay Shegog had a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds, leading North Carolina (6-1) over Lipscomb (2-9) at Chapel Hill, N.C.

(19) GEORGETOWN 82, PITTSBURGH 54: Sugar Rodgers scored 28 points to lead visiting Georgetown (8-2, 1-0 Big East) over Pittsburgh (4-5, 0-1).


BATES 74, FISHER 65: Reid Christian’s 3-pointer capped a 7-0 run, giving the Bobcats (4-2) a 49-45 lead against Fisher (2-9) with 14:33 left at Lynn, Mass.

Christian and John Squires finished with 16 points apiece for Bates, and Ed Bogdanovich, Mark Brust and Graham Safford each scored 12. Dennis Norfold led the Falcons with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

(5) LOUISVILLE, 90, IUPUI 60: Chris Smith matched his personal best with 19 points to reach 1,000 for his career and Louisville (8-0) beat IUPUI(2-8) for its 16th straight victory at home.

(7) DUKE 87, COLORADO STATE 64: Freshman Austin Rivers scored 17 points to help Duke (8-1) beat Colorado State (5-4) at Durham, N.C.

(12) FLORIDA 78, ARIZONA 72: Patric Young scored a career-high 25 points, Erving Walker made huge free throws down the stretch and Florida (6-2) rallied to beat Arizona (6-3) in overtime at Gainesville, Fla.

(14) WISCONSIN 70, WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 42: Jordan Taylor had 15 points and 10 assists to lead Wisconsin (7-2) over Wisconsin-Green Bay (4-5) at Madison, Wis.

DAYTON 74, (16) ALABAMA 62: Chris Johnson scored 20 points and Dayton (6-3) closed with a 17-9 run to knock off visiting Alabama (7-2).

(22) TEXAS A&M 64, SAM HOUSTON STATE 37: Ray Turner scored 15 points, Elston Turner added 14 and Texas A&M (7-1) beat Sam Houston State (3-6) at College Station, Texas, for its fifth consecutive victory.

(24) ILLINOIS 48, ST. BONAVENTURE 43: Brandon Paul scored 12 points in the final four minutes as Illinois (9-0) rallied past St. Bonaventure (3-4) at Champaign, Ill.


LOMBARDI AWARD: Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly won the Lombardi Award as the nation’s top collegiate lineman, beating out Alabama linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Dont’a Hightower, and Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin.

BIG EAST: The Big East introduced Boise State, San Diego State, Houston, SMU and Central Florida as its newest members, which will be effective in 2013.