AMHERST, Mass. — Goals by Adrien Bisson and Eduards Tralmaks in the third period enabled Maine to erase a 3-1 deficit, and the Black Bears ended their men’s hockey regular season Friday afternoon with a 3-3 tie against UMass.

Maine (3-10-2) earned an extra point in the Hockey East standings by winning a shootout, thanks to goals by Lynden Breen and Donavan Villenueve-Houle. The Black Bears will play in the preliminary round of the Hockey East tournament on Wednesday.

Emil Westerlund gave the Black Bears a 1-0 lead just 48 seconds into the game, but UMass (13-5-4) answered with goals by Carson Gicewicz, Ty Farmer and Marc Del Gaizo to make it 3-1 after one period.

Maine goalie Victor Ostman finished with 30 saves.


LSU’S FORMER athletic director recommended in 2013 that Les Miles be fired as football coach because of his behavior with female student workers.


Then-athletic director Joe Alleva’s recommendation to former LSU President F. King Alexander is detailed in a newly released report into how the university handled sexual misconduct complaints. The exhaustive report released Friday by the Husch Blackwell law firm, offers a scathing view of the resources and attention LSU has dedicated to such complaints and has resulted in the suspensions of two senior officials in the athletic department.

Executive deputy athletics director Verge Ausberry has been suspended 30 days and senior associate athletic director Miriam Segar 21 days. Both are suspended without pay and ordered to undergo sexual violence training.

Miles, who now coaches at Kansas, was investigated after two female student workers accused him of inappropriate behavior.

Miles, who was hired by LSU in 2005 and won a national title in 2007, remained the Tigers’ coach until he was fired during the 2016 season when the Tigers were 2-2.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 69, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 38: The Nor’easters (2-1) opened the second quarter with a 16-2 and built a 25-point halftime lead on their way to a win over Pilgrims (1-4) in Biddeford.


Jordyn Franzen paced UNE with 18 points, going 5 for 5 from behind the arc. Juliana Tracey and Allie Goodman tossed in 17 points apiece.

Ericka Pratt led New England College with 14 points, and Asia Jones chipped in with 13.

(2) TEXAS 77, LSU 58: Kayla Wells scored 16 points as the Aggies (23-1) advanced to the Southeastern Conference semifinals with a victory over the Tigers (9-13) Greenville, South Carolina.

(3) NORTH CAROLINA STATE 68, VIRGINIA TECH 55: Elissa Cunane scored a season-high 27 points to help third-ranked the Wolfpack (18-2) beat the Hokies (14-9) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

(4) STANFORD 79, OREGON STATE 45: Cameron Brink scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (24-2) into the Pac-12 title game in Las Vegas.

(5) LOUISVILLE 65, WAKE FOREST 53: Freshman Hailey Van Lith scored a season-high 24 points and helped the Cardinals (22-2) pull away in the fourth quarter to beat the Demon Deacons (12-12) in the ACC quarterfinals.


(7) SOUTH CAROLINA 75, ALABAMA 63: Zia Cooke scored 22 points, Aliyah Boston had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Gamecocks (20-4) withstood a late charge by the Crimson Tide (16-9) in an SEC quarterfinal.

(16) GEORGIA 78, (17) KENTUCKY 66: Jenna Staiti and Maya Caldwell scored 20 points apiece, and the Bulldogs (19-5) overcame Rhyne Howard’s 33 points for Kentucky (17-8) as they advanced to the SEC semifinals.

(24) RUTGERS 71, (22) OHIO STATE 63: Arella Guirantes scored a career-high 20 points with 10 rebounds, Tyia Singleton earned her first career double-double, and the Scarlet Knights (14-3, 10-3) extended their winning streak to nine with a victory over the Buckeyes (13-7, 9-7) in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

(23) MISSOURI STATE 87, EVANSVILLE 54: Jasmine Franklin and Sydney Wilson scored 16 points apiece, and the Bears (19-2, 15-0 Missouri Valley) cruised to a win over the Purple Aces (6-15, 2-14) in Evanston, Illinois.


(20) LOYOLA 73, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 49: Freshman Jacob Hutson had 13 points and Lucas Williamson and Braden Norris each added 11 and Loyola (22-4) beat Southern Illinois (12-14) in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in St. Louis.

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