ORONO — Gordie Green had two goals and three assists Friday night to lead Miami of Ohio to a 7-5 victory against the University of Maine in a men’s hockey game at Alfond Arena.

Grant Hutton added two goals for Miami (1-2) and Josh Melnick had three assists.

Miami led 2-0 after the first period and 7-3 after Green’s second goal eight seconds into the third period.

Mitchell Fossier scored twice for Maine (1-2), and Rob Michel, Veli Tiuraniemi and Eduards Tralmaks also had goals. Rob McGovern recorded 29 saves.


MAINE 4, BOSTON UNIVERSITY 2: The Black Bears (5-2, 1-0 Hockey East) scored two first-period goals in a 49-second span and went on to defeat the Terriers (0-4, 0-4) at Orono.

Alyson Matteau and Vendula Pribylova scored the early goals, and Jessica Jacques made it 3-0 at 7:35 of the second. Nara Elia answered for BU four minutes later.

Victoria Bach scored unassisted to pull the Terriers with 3-2 at 7:18 of the third, but Matteau iced it in the final minute.


MAINE 2, UMASS-LOWELL 1: Brittany Smith scored from Brianna Ricker after 4:41 of the second half, lifting the Black Bears (10-1, 4-1 America East) over the River Hawks (8-9, 2-4) at Orono.

Maine led 1-0 after 7:21 when Libby Riedl took a pass from Casey Crowley on the right side of the net and scored, but Torrie Huk answered on a penalty corner at 16:27.

Eva Berkhout stopped six shots for UMass-Lowell. Emma Cochran had four saves for the Black Bears.


LOUISVILLE: Interim coach David Padgett promoted R.J. Evans to acting assistant coach, staying in-house as the program moves forward from this week’s firing of Coach Rick Pitino.

Hired this spring, Evans recently received on-court responsibilities after assistants Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair were placed on paid administrative leave.


RUTGERS: The school moved its Nov. 4 game against Maryland from Yankee Stadium to its on-campus High Point Solutions Stadium because of the Yankees’ postseason run.

The joint decision with the Yankees was made to allow a sufficient amount of time to logistically stage the game on campus.

MICHIGAN STATE: Coach Mark Dantonio said running back L.J. Scott resolved his driver’s license issues and will play Saturday for the 18th-ranked Spartans against Indiana.

Scott faced a charge of driving with a suspended license, and court records Thursday showed him scheduled for a hearing next month. Dantonio said in a statement that Scott “now has a valid driver’s license.”