VESTAL, N.Y. — Andrew Fleming scored 17 points and Austin Howard 14, including the go-ahead basket, and Maine rallied to beat Binghamton 72-71 in a regular-season finale Saturday.

Howard’s midrange jumper followed by his two free throws after a steal by Fleming gave the Black Bears a 70-67 lead with 32 seconds left. Willie Rodriguez scored for the Bearcats but Ryan Bernstein countered with two free throws. Binghamton’s Timmy Rose made two free throws with 4.7 seconds left but Maine was able to run out the clock.

After blowing a nine-point second-half lead, Maine came back from a 10-point deficit with eight minutes left.

Bernstein finished with 13 points and Dennis Ashley 11 for Maine (7-24, 3-13), which ended a four-game losing streak.

Rodriguez scored a season-high 26 for the Bearcats (12-19, 3-13), who have lost eight straight.


TUFTS 49, BOWDOIN 44: The second-seeded Jumbos (25-1) opened a 14-5 lead after one quarter, pushed it to 28-15 at halftime and held on to defeat the No. 3 Polar Bears (21-4) in the NESCAC semifinals at Amherst, Massachusetts.

Michela North had seven points and 14 rebounds for Tufts. Lauren Petit scored 10 points for Bowdoin.

AMHERST 53, COLBY 33: Emma McCarthy had 18 points , five rebounds, three steals and three blocks as top-seeded Amherst (26-0) beat the No. 5 Mules (13-12) in the other NESCAC semifinal.

MK Caverly scored 13 points for Colby.


UNE 4, CURRY 2: Tucker Ross scored twice as the fifth-seeded University of New England (14-9-2) took a 4-0 lead over the fourth-ranked Colonels (14-10-2) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference quarterfinal at Milton, Massachusetts.

Chris Harlow and Brady Fleurent also scored for the Nor’easters, who play at No. 2 Nichols in a semifinal Wednesday.

HAMILTON 4, BOWDOIN 2: Jason Brochu scored the go-ahead goal 3:46 into the second period and added an empty-net goal late in the third, helping the top-seeded Continentals (18-3-4) beat the No. 8 Polar Bears (8-16-1) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Clinton, New York.

Hamilton scored four straight goals after Ronnie Lestan gave Bowdoin a 1-0 lead 4:02 into the game. Matt Sullivan scored for Bowdoin with 1:01 remaining, 13 seconds after the empty-net goal.

WESLEYAN 5, COLBY 4: Luke Babcock scored the tiebreaker 1:01 into the third to lift the seventh-seeded Cardinals (13-8-4) over the No. 2 Mules (13-7-4) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Waterville.

Babcock’s winner came just 12 seconds after Colby’s Michael Rudolf tied the game at 4.

Kienan Scott, J.P. Schuhlen and Geoff Sullivan also scored for the Mules.

MAINE 5, NORTHEASTERN 4: Nolan Vesey scored on a power play at 6:51 of the third period and Maine (11-19-4, 5-15-2) held off Northeastern (16-13-5, 9-10-2) at Orono.

Vesey finished with three goals, and Chase Pearson and Blaine Byron also scored for the Black Bears, who will open a best-of-three Hockey East first-round series at Vermont on Friday night.


UNE 3, CASTLETON 2: The fifth-seeded Nor’easters scored three consecutive power-play goals to rally from a 2-0 deficit and defeat the No. 4 Spartans (8-14-4) in a New England Hockey Conference quarterfinal at Rutland, Vermont.

Emily Corrales, Annie Mullen and Abby Kinens each converted for the Nor’easters in a 14-minute span starting 12:04 into the second period.

UNE plays top-seeded Norwich in a semifinal Friday at Northfield, Vermont.

MANHATTANVILLE 6, USM 2: The second-seeded Valiants (16-8-2) used three goals in a span of 2:04 in the second to rally past the No. 7 Huskies (6-19-1) in a NEHC quarterfinal at Rye, New York.

Zoey Pellowitz had two goals and two assists for Manhattanville.

Katie Couture and Jensen Hamblett scored first-period goals for USM.

BOWDOIN 1, HAMILTON 0: Maegan Sheehan scored 14:26 into the second overtime period to lift the sixth-seeded Polar Bears (13-8-4) over No. 6 Hamilton (14-8-3) in a NESCAC semifinal at Clinton, New York.

Kerri St. Denis made 41 saves for Bowdoin, which plays at top-seeded Middlebury in the title game on Saturday.


BATES 23, ROGER WILLIAMS 5: Charlie Fay scored six goals and the Bobcats jumped out to a 7-0 lead after one quarter in a season-opening win over the Hawks at Lewiston.

Matt Chlastawa and Brendan Mullally each scored three goals for Bates.

UNE 14, WHEATON 13: Alex Zadworny scored with 2:43 remaining in overtime to lift the UNE over Wheaton in an opener at Norton, Massachusetts.

Mitch Mullin had four goals for UNE. Zadworny finished with three.


BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Penn State sophomore Isaiah Harris of Lewiston won his second straight conference title in the 800 meters, pulling away on the final lap to win by a full second with a time of 1 minute, 47.23 seconds at Geneva, Ohio.

Harris also ran the mile anchor leg in the distance medley relay, helping Penn State place fourth in 9:42.12.

SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Georgia’s Kate Hall, a sophomore from Casco, finished eighth in the 60-meter dash in Nashville.

After running a personal-best time of 7.28 seconds in Friday’s preliminary round, Hall was clocked in 7.35 in Saturday’s final. Aleia Hobbs won with a time of 7.18.