AMHERST, Mass. — Jac Knapp scored 13 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter as Tufts upset Bowdoin in the New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament semifinals, 60-48, on Saturday.

Bowdoin, the second seed in the tournament, fell to 24-2. The Polar Bears will find out Monday afternoon if they will receive an at-large berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. No. 3 Tufts improved to 23-3 and advanced to play unbeaten Amherst in the tournament final on Sunday. The winner earns an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.

Tufts closed the game on a 14-7 run after Kate Kerrigan hit a jump shot with 6:56 left in the fourth, bringing Bowdoin to within five at 46-41.

Kerrigan scored 13 points for Bowdoin.

HUSSON 76, MAINE MARITIME 58: Sami Ireland scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Eagles (18-6) beat the Mariners (20-7) to win the North Atlantic Conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III tournament, in Castleton, Vermont.

Kenzie Worcester added 15 points and six rebounds for Husson, while Joan Overman had 11 points, and Anna McKenzie and Logan Huckins each had 10.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 4, ENDICOTT 1: Jason Hartman scored the go-ahead goal 4:55 into the third period, and the third-seeded Nor’easters (20-4-3) beat the second-seeded Seagulls (18-6-3) in a Commonwealth Coast semifinal game in Beverly, Massachusetts.

UNE advanced to play fifth-seeded Nichols in the championship game March 3.

Endicott took a 1-0 lead midway through the second period, but Brady Fleurent tied the game with 27 seconds left in the period.

Tyler Seltenreich and Andrew Slotnick scored in the third for UNE.


BOSTON UNIVERSITY 4, MAINE 1: Victoria Bach scored 6:15 into the first period, and the sixth-seeded Terriers (14-16-6, 8-11-5) beat the third-seeded Black Bears (18-13-5, 11-9-4) in the second game of their Hockey East quarterfinal series in Orono. The series is tied 1-1. The deciding third game will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday in Orono.

Rebecca Leslie scored twice for BU, while Jesse Compher scored once. Tereza Vanisova scored 6:51 into the third for the Black Bears.

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 3, COLBY 1: Elena Gualtieri scored twice in the opening 11:05 to lead the second-seeded Camels (15-5-5) past the seventh-seeded Mules (8-13-4) in a NESCAC quarterfinal game in New London, Connecticut.

Anna Consentino scored in the third period for Colby.

BOWDOIN 3, HAMILTON 1: Nell Fusco scored 13:28 into the first period and the fifth-seeded Polar Bears (13-8-3) beat the fourth-seeded Continentals (13-8-4) in a NESCAC quarterfinal in Clinton, New York.

Bowdoin advanced to play top-seeded Middlebury in the semifinals at 1 p.m. March 3.

Brooke Solomon and Marissa Fichter also scored for Bowdoin. Kerri St. Denis stopped 34 shots.


NICHOLS 15, ST. JOSEPH’S 6: Reece O’Connor and Jack Zaremski each scored three times as the Bison beat the Monks in a season-opener in Dudley, Massachusetts.

Michael Finn and Tyler Retalic each scored twice for the Monks.

RIT 9, BATES 7: Aidan Milburn scored three times, Kyle Killen scored the go-ahead goal with 6:28 left in the fourth quarter, and the Tigers (2-0) held on to beat the Bobcats (0-1) in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Matt Chlastawa scored twice and had two assists for Bates.


MAINE 5, UNC-WILMINGTON 1: Erika Leonard drove in a run during a three-run seventh inning to help the Black Bears beat UNC-Wilmington (4-4)in their first game Saturday at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Rachel Carlson had three hits and scored twice for Maine (2-2).

Maine lost its second game of the day 3-0 to Bucknell (3-5).


ARIZONA: The school announced that Sean Miller would not coach against Oregon on Saturday, a day after ESPN reported that he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton.

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