WATERVILLE — Bowdoin rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to earn a 68-65 win over Colby in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday.

Bowdoin (13-4, 4-1 NESCAC) trailed 36-27 at halftime but held Colby (11-7, 3-2) to 14 points in the first 14 minutes of the second half. The Polar Bears moved ahead 48-47 with 10:09 remaining after back-to-back 3-pointers by Lucas Hausman and Liam Farley and eventually pushed their lead to eight with 28 second left.

Back-to-back 3s by Ryan Jann and Chris Hudnut cut the deficit to four with eight seconds remaining. After Bryan Hurley made a free throw for Bowdoin, Jann was fouled on a 3-point attempt. He sank the first two free throws and intentionally missed the third, but Bowdoin got the rebound to secure the win.

Hausman finished with 24 points and Hurley had 23 for Bowdoin.

Hudnut led Colby with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 85, SOUTHERN MAINE 57: Phil Starks and Russell Payton scored 18 points each to help the Colonials (12-5, 4-3 Little East) post a win over the Huskies (3-14, 0-7) at Gorham.

Western Connecticut established its lead in the first half with a 16-2 run that featured two 3-pointers by Payton and two by Jeremiah Washington.

Cole Libby scored 13 points and Jacob Littlefield had 10 for USM.

BATES 64, TUFTS 51: The Bobcats (12-4, 2-2 NESCAC) closed with an 18-3 run to beat the Jumbos (8-8, 3-1) at Lewiston.

Mike Boornazian scored 20 points, Graham Safford had 13, and Marcus Delpeche added 10 points and eight rebounds for Bates.

ALBERTUS MAGNUS 80, ST. JOSEPH’S 66: Five players scored in double figures for the Falcons (15-1, 10-0 Great Northeast Athletic Conference) against the Monks (8-8, 6-4) in Standish.

Steve Simonds and Craig Luschenat each scored 21 points for St. Joseph’s.

SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 74, UM-PRESQUE ISLE 64: Atencio Martin scored 16 points, and Carlos Gonzalez and Chase Soares each had 10 to lead the Seawolves (17-1) past the Owls (9-9) in Presque Isle.

Kevin Collins finished with 17 points for UMPI.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 4, ST. MICHAEL’S 3: Ben Pearl scored his third goal of the game with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Nor’easters (7-11-1, 5-7-1 ECAC East) past the Purple Knights (6-10-2, 4-7-1) in Biddeford.

Zeth Zielinski also scored for UNE, which jumped out to a 3-0 lead. St. Michaels responded with goals by Anthony Maiuri, Josh Dickman and Kevin Altidor.

Colby Drost had 33 saves for UNE, while Dave Donzanti and Michael Cominiti combined for 13 saves for St. Michaels.

WILLIAMS 5, BOWDOIN 2: The Ephs (11-3-2, 7-2-1 NESCAC) scored three goals in the first 14 minutes against the Polar Bears (9-5-3, 4-5-3) at Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Greg Johnson, C.J. Shugart and David Italiano scored the first three goals.

Connor Quinn and Spencer Antunez scored power-play goals for Bowdoin.

NORWICH 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: The Cadets (16-2-1, 12-0 in ECAC East) jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Paul Russell and Austin Surowiec on their way to a win over the Huskies (4-13, 2-10) in Gorham.

USM got within a goal when Alex Pantalone scored late in the first, but Brendan Boyce, Nevin Lawler and Dean Niezgoda scored to seal it for Norwich.

Braeden Ostepchuk had 18 saves for Norwich. Kyle Shapiro stopped 31 shots for Southern Maine.

MIDDLEBURY 4, COLBY 3: Jake Charles scored 59 seconds into overtime as the Panthers (7-6-3, 4-3-3 NESCAC) beat the Mules (5-10-2, 2-8-2) in Middlebury, Vermont.

Michael Rudolf scored with 1:58 left in regulation for Colby to force the overtime.

Charles had two goals, while Evan Neugold and Cameron Romoff also scored for Middlebury. EJ Rauseo and Mario Benicky also scored for Colby.

Stephen Klein stopped 22 shots for Middlebury. Sam Parker made 31 saves for Colby.

(1) KENTUCKY 58, SOUTH CAROLINA 43: Devin Booker had 18 points and Aaron Harrison added 13 as the Wildcats (19-0, 6-0 SEC) won in Columbia, South Carolina.

(11) KANSAS 75, (17) TEXAS 62: Cliff Alexander had 14 points and nine rebounds as the Jayhawks (16-3, 5-1 Big 12) won in Austin, Texas.

TEXAS TECH 78, (9) IOWA STATE 73: Devaughntah Williams scored a career-high 22 points as the Red Raiders (11-9, 1-6 Big 12) upset the Cyclones (14-4, 4-2) in Lubbock, Texas.

(15) NORTH CAROLINA 78, FLORIDA STATE 74: Brice Johnson had 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Tar Heels (16-4, 6-1 ACC) held on to beat the Seminoles (10-10, 2-5) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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