GORHAM — Trevor Ward scored 13 points and Cody Hawes added 12 as the University of Southern Maine rolled to a 73-55 win over Castleton in a men’s basketball game on Friday.

The Huskies improved to 8-9 overall and 3-5 in the Little East Conference. Chance Dixon, Simon Chadbourne and Clay Kuhn chipped in with nine points apiece. Hawes added eight rebounds and six assists.

The Spartans fell to 5-13 overall, 0-9 in the LEC.

COLBY 79, BATES 63: Matt Hanna had 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals to power the Mules (9-8, 1-3 NESCAC) past the Bobcats (6-7, 0-4) at Waterville.

Noah Tyson chipped in with 16 points and five rebounds for Colby.

Simon McCormick scored 18 points for Bates. Stephon Baxter had 16 points and Jacob Iwowo added 13.


SALVE REGINA 78, U. OF NEW ENGLAND 57: Mikey Spencer scored 33 points and Cameron Collins added 15 as the Seahawks (14-4, 9-2 CCC) beat the Nor’easters (3-16, 2-10) at Newport, Rhode Island.

Ray Evans scored 25 points for UNE. Alex Kravchuk added nine.

TUFTS 74, BOWDOIN 53: Dylan Thoerner scored 25 points and Tyler Aronson added 20 as the Jumbos (8-9, 3-2 NESCAC) handled the Polar Bears (10-9, 1-5) in Brunswick.

Xander Werkman scored 14 points for Bowdoin. James McGowan added 12. Each had eight rebounds.

FLORIDA: Already-thin Florida will be without center Jason Jitoboh for the remainder of the season following eye surgery Friday.

Jitoboh, a 285-pound junior who lost more than 50 pounds in the offseason, took a finger to his left eye late in the first half Wednesday night at Tennessee. Coach Mike White declined to get into specifics about the injury but called it “significant.”


“There’s one or more issues that have been brought to my attention,” he said. “It’s significant. You wouldn’t want it for anybody. He’s a wonderful young man. It’s just a really tough scenario for him.”

Jitoboh stepped into a starting role last week to replace injured big man Colin Castleton (shoulder).


TUFTS 69, BOWDOIN 47: Erin Poindexter-McHan scored 19 points and Maggie Russell added 18 as the Jumbos (14-2, 4-1 NESCAC) jumped out to a 20-8 first-quarter lead and rolled past the Polar Bears (13-4, 3-2) in Medford, Massachusetts.

Sela Kay had 12 points and eight rebounds for Bowdoin. Annie Boasberg added six points.

(2) STANFORD 78, ARIZONA STATE 50: Haley Jones had 12 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season, and the Cardinal (15-2, 6-0 Pac-12) beat the Sun Devils (9-7, 1-2) in Stanford, California.


Fran Belibi added 12 points and Cameron Brink had 11 for the Cardinal, who won their seventh straight since losing at No. 1 South Carolina. Freshman Kiki Iiriafen scored 12 points in 10 minutes during the second half for Stanford.

(23) IOWA 72, NORTHWESTERN 67: Caitlin Clark had 28 points and a clutch 3-pointer, Monika Czinano added 24 points with a season-high 16 rebounds, and the Hawkeyes (14-4, 8-1 Big Ten) defeated the Wildcats (11-8, 3-5) in overtime in Evanston, Illinois.

Clark, the nation’s leader in scoring (25.4 ppg) and assists (8.2 apg), hit a 3-pointer with 1:06 left in overtime to give the Hawkeyes a 66-64 lead. Iowa finished off the win with six free throws down the stretch, four by Clark and two by Czinano.

Still, a 3-pointer by Melannie Daley drew Northwestern within 70-67 with four seconds remaining before Clark finished it off with her final two free throws. She was 9-for-9 from the line and Czinano was 6-for-6.


MAINE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 1: Grant Hebert had two goals and an assist as the Black Bears (4-14-4, 2-10-2 Hockey East) rolled past the Eagles.


Adam Dawe and Jakun Sirota also scored for Maine while goalie Victor Ostman made 32 saves.

Marc McLaughlin scored for Boston College, while Eric Dop made 33 saves.

COLBY 3, BOWDOIN 1: Connor Blanchard, Jake MacDonald and Henry Molson scored goals and Andy Beran made 38 saves as the Mules (11-3, 8-2 NESCAC) handled the Polar Bears (5-6-4, 5-4-3) in Brunswick.

Chris Brown scored for Bowdoin. Alex Kozic made 12 saves.

SOUTHERN MAINE 4, CASTLETON 3: Curtis Judd scored two goals while Adam Withers and Antoine Gignac also scored to lead the Huskies (7-7-1, 5-4-1 LEC) past the Spartans (4-15-1, 0-12-1) in Rutland, Vermont.

Kyle Penton finished with 22 saves for USM. Kyle Alaverdy had 29 saves for Castleton.


U. OF NEW ENGLAND 6, WENTWORTH 4: Ryan Kuzmich scored two goals and Billy Girard made 18 saves as the Nor’easters (10-2-1, 9-2-1 CCC) used a four-goal third period to pull away from the Leopards (4-12-2, 3-10-1) in Everett, Massachusetts.

Jake Fuss had a goal and three assists. Chris Jones, Jimmy Elser and Jared Christy also scored.


SOUTHERN MAINE 2, CASTLETON 1: Madison Chagnon and Ally Stymiest each scored, and Haley McKim made 19 saves as the Huskies (11-8, 8-5) edged the Spartans (7-8-2, 5-5-1) in Gorham.

MAINE 2, PROVIDENCE 1: Ally Johnson and Mira Seregely each scored as the Black Bears (11-13-1, 9-8-1 Hockey East) used two power-plays to rally past the Friars (8-11-5, 5-10-2) in Providence, Rhode Island.

Loryn Porter made 41 saves for Maine.


COLBY 7, TRINITY 0:  Meg Rittenhouse had two goals and an assist, Nina Prunster made 22 saves and the Mules (10-3, 6-3 NESCAC) beat the Bantams (6-6-1, 2-4-0) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Anna Staton, Bri Michaud-Nolan, Paige Larose, McKinley Karpa and Anya Jiang also scored.


GEORGIA: The national champion Bulldogs announced Friday that Mike Bobo, a former quarterback and offensive coordinator at the school, was joining Coach Kirby Smart’s staff as an offensive analyst.

Bobo and Smart were teammates at Georgia for two seasons in the 1990s. The 47-year-old Bobo spent last season as Auburn’s offensive coordinator, but he wasn’t retained after a late-season skid left the Tigers with a 6-7 record.

Bobo was head coach at Colorado State for five years, compiling a 28-35 record before he was forced out after the 2019 season.

ARIZONA STATE: Offensive coordinator Zak Hill has resigned amid an NCAA investigation into alleged recruiting violations, a person familiar with the move confirmed to The Associated Press. Hill became the fourth assistant to leave the program this week, the person said Friday on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Wide receivers coach Prentice Gill and secondary coach Chris Hawkins were fired for cause and tight ends coach Adam Breneman resigned earlier this week. All three were placed an administrative leave prior to the 2021 season in the wake of an investigation into Arizona State’s hosting of recruits on campus during an NCAA-mandated COVID-19 dead period, among other possible infractions.

Coach Herm Edwards appeared to be on the hot seat with the investigation hanging over the program and a string of ugly midseason losses, but athletic director Ray Anderson said the head coach would return for a fifth season after Arizona State beat Arizona in the regular-season finale.

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