Bowdoin has been selected to host the 2014 NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey championship finals next year.

The semifinals and final will take place at Androscoggin Bank Colisee March 21-22, 2014.

The Colisee seats 3,677 for ice hockey, surpassing the NCAA’s minimum of 3,000 for championship sites. Bowdoin’s home rink, Watson Arena, has a capacity of 2,400.

This will mark the second time that Bowdoin has hosted the finals round of an NCAA championship, having hosted the 1989 Division III men’s swimming and diving championships.


(6) KANSAS 108, IOWA STATE 96: Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 39 points — 12 in overtime — and Kansas rallied to beat the Cyclones (19-9, 9-6) at Ames, Iowa, for coach Bill Self’s 500th career win.

Travis Releford added 19 points for the Jayhawks (24-4, 12-3 Big 12). 

(22) MARQUETTE 74, (12) SYRACUSE 71: Davante Gardner scored a career-high 26 points and Marquette (20-7, 11-4 Big East) beat Syracuse (22-6, 10-5) at Milwaukee, further tightening things at the top of the Big East.

Gardner was on his game against the Orange, making all seven of his shots and converting 12 of 13 free throws in 33 minutes to pull Marquette into second place, one-half game behind No. 7 Georgetown.

(13) KANSAS STATE 75, TEXAS TECH 55: Thomas Gipson scored 20 points, Angel Rodriguez added 16 and Kansas State (23-5, 12-3 Big 12) beat Texas Tech at Manhattan, Kan., giving the Wildcats 12 conference wins for the first time in 40 years.

Dusty Hannahs scored 14 points for the Red Raiders (9-17, 2-13). 

INDIANA IS No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.

The Hoosiers, who have been ranked No. 1 for a total of 10 weeks this season, received all but one first-place vote from the 65-member national media panel.

Gonzaga, which got the other No. 1 vote, was ranked third last week. The Bulldogs were also that high in the poll for the final two weeks of 2003-04.

While the West Coast Bulldogs made some news at the top of the poll Monday, Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs from Down South, moved into the rankings for the first time since a 13-week run in 1984-85, their only other appearance in the poll.

Duke moved up three spots to third, followed by Michigan and Miami. 

ESPN is set to retain the television rights to the Big East after matching a contract offer that the conference had from another network.

A Big East statement said the conference presidents still must approve the deal, but that “the ESPN and the Big East will continue, for years to come, their long-term relationship, which began in 1980.”


(1) BAYLOR 86, OKLAHOMA 64: Brittney Griner scored 15 points, tied her season-high with 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots at Norman, Okla., leading Baylor to a 25th straight victory.

After sitting out the last 11½ minutes of the first half with two fouls, Griner returned and hit the first two baskets in a 10-0 run that pushed the Bears’ lead to 47-30. Baylor (27-1, 16-0 Big 12) led by at least 12 the rest of the way,

Griner moved past Connecticut’s Maya Moore into fourth in career scoring in women’s basketball. Only Jackie Stiles of Missouri State, Patricia Hoskins of Mississippi Valley State and Lorri Bauman of Drake have more than Griner’s 3,045 points.

Aaryn Ellenberg had 19 points to lead Oklahoma (19-9, 9-7).

BAYLOR REMAINS No. 1 in women’s basketball, and the top 5 also remains unchanged. Baylor received all 40 first-place votes for the first time since returning to the top spot.

Notre Dame, UConn, Stanford and Duke trail Baylor in the poll.