BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — John Swords made a pair of layups and blocked a shot in the final 1:06 of the game as the Bowdoin men’s basketball team beat Bridgewater State 84-78 on Tuesday.

Lucas Hausman scored a game-high 28 points for the Polar Bears (8-3), and Swords finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots.

Matt Palecki added 16 points and seven rebounds for Bowdoin, which led by nine points with less than five minutes left in regulation.

COLBY 99, HUSSON 94: Chris Hudnut had 26 points, 14 rebounds and six assists to lead the Mules (7-5) to a nonconference win over the Eagles (8-2) in Waterville.

Luke Westman went 7 of 8 from the field and finished with 22 points for Colby. Ryan James added 20 points and four assists, while Sam Willson had 19 points.

Trevon Butler scored 27 points, while both Raheem Anderson and Eli Itkin had 22 for Husson.


BATES 60, BRANDEIS 55: Mike Boornazian scored 17 points to lead Bates College (8-2) in a win over Brandeis (5-5) at Alumni Gym in Lewiston.

Graham Safford and Adam Philpott both finished with 12 points for the Bobcats.

After trading the lead throughout the second half, Marcus Delpeche made a free throw with 3:02 left in the game to put Bates ahead for good, 53-52. Boornazian followed with a 3-point basket with 2:28 left and Safford made four free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

WENTWORTH 51, UNE 45: The Nor’easters (2-8, 0-3 CCC) had a late surge but fell short in a loss to Wentworth Institute (6-5, 4-0) at Boston.

John-Michael Fragnoli led the Pioneers with 15 points. Devin Thompson had 20 points for UNE.

SALEM STATE 88, SOUTHERN MAINE 74: Nicholas Grassa went 5 of 11 from 3-point range and finished with 21 points to lead four players in double figures for the Vikings (8-5) as they built a 47-33 halftime lead and held off the Huskies (3-9) at Gorham.


Jacob Littlefield scored a game-high 23 points for the Huskies.

Cole Libby added 12 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Huskies.

(1) Kentucky 89, Mississippi 86: Aaron Harrison scored 26 points, including two big free throws with 1:29 remaining in overtime to put the Wildcats (14-0, 1-0 SEC) ahead to stay in a victory against the Rebels (9-5, 0-1) in Lexington, Kentucky.

(17) Iowa State 63, Oklahoma State 61: Dustin Hodge blocked a 3-pointer with under a second left to help the Cyclones (11-2, 1-0 Big 12) beat the Cowboys (11-3, 1-1) in Ames, Iowa.

(23) Arkansas 79, Georgia 75: Bobby Portis scored 21 points, Michael Qualls added 15 and the Razorbacks (12-2, 1-0 SEC) rallied from a first-half deficit of 13 points to beat the Bulldogs (9-4, 0-1) in the Southeastern Conference opener for each team in Athens, Georgia.

Women’s basketball


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 70, WENTWORTH 48: The Nor’easters (6-2, 3-0 CCC) scored 51 points in the second half to overpower the Leopards (3-8, 1-3) at Boston.

Reserve Alanna Vose scored 20 points to lead the Nor’easters.

Sam MacDonald finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for UNE. Carly Rogers had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Wentworth.

BOWDOIN 70, EMMANUEL 49: Sara Binkhorst scored 19 points, and Marle Curle added 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Polar Bears (11-2), who held the Saints (5-8) to just one field goal over the final 71/2 minutes to pull away for a win at Boston.

Megan Phelps chipped in 13 points for the Polar Bears.

BATES 57, LASELL 52: Molly Brown made six 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 28 points to lead the Bobcats (9-4), who scored the final seven points of the game to rally past the Lasers (3-7) at Lewiston.


Trailing 52-50, the Bobcats took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Brown with 2:27 left in the game.

Bernadette Connors added 12 points and three blocked shots for Bates.

(5) Baylor 74, Kansas State 44: Nina Davis scored 24 points and Kristy Wallace added 17 to help the Bears (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) rout the Wildcats (10-3, 0-2) in Manhattan, Kansas.

Women’s hockey

SACRED HEART 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 2: Alanna Woodford finished with three goals and Heather Daley added the game-winner 1:57 into the third period as the Pioneers (5-6) closed out the game with three unanswered goals to rally past the Huskies (2-8-1) at Gorham.

The Huskies opened the scoring 2:43 into the game when Talya Bent scored on assists from Emilee Burris and Chelsea Boucher.


Sacred Heart came back to tie it four minutes later, but USM regained the lead 52 seconds into the third period on a goal by McKenna Russell.

Men’s hockey

COLBY 9, SALEM STATE 3: Cam MacDonald had three goals and two assists to lead the Mules (3-6-2) past the Vikings (6-5-1) at Waterville.

Devin Albert, Robert McCormick and Colin Reilly added two goals and two assists apiece, while E.J. Rauseo had three assists for Colby.

Sam Parker made 27 saves for the Mules.

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