Ryan Greene and Tom Willander scored power-play goals in the second period, lifting eighth-ranked Boston University to a 3-2 win over ninth-ranked Maine in a Hockey East game Friday night in Boston.

Thomas Freel got both Maine goals, including the opener just 14 seconds into the game. Macklin Celebrini tied it with a power-play goal at 1:55.

Victor Ostman made 26 saves for the Black Bears (6-2-1 overall, 3-1-1 Hockey East).

BU is 7-3-1 overall and 4-1-1 in Hockey East.


MAINE 80, PRESBYTERIAN 66: Peter Filipovity scored a career-high 19 points while missing only one shot, and the Black Bears (3-2) improved to 2-0 on a four-game Florida trip with a win over the Blue Hose (4-1) in Jacksonville, Florida.


Filipovity was 7 of 8 from the field and 5 for 5 from the free-throw line. Maine shot 54.3 percent overall and 53.8 percent (7 for 13) from 3-point range. The Black Bears also made 23 of 26 free throws.

Kellen Tynes added 18 points and AJ Lopez had 17 for the Black Bears, who took the lead midway through the first half and stayed in front the rest of the way.

ST. JOSEPH (Conn.) 79, COLBY 70: The Bluejays (4-0) closed the contest on an 11-2 run to beat the Mules (1-2) in the opening game of the Lafrance Hospitality Classic in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Max Poulton led Colby with 16 points. Lucas Green and Jack Lawson each added 14.

(6) HOUSTON 76, UTAH 66: LJ Cryer scored 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers after Utah wiped out a 14-point deficit, and the Cougars (5-0) beat the Utes (3-1) to reach the championship game of the Charleston Classic in South Carolina.



BOWDOIN 58, BRIDGEWATER STATE 44: The Polar Bears (3-0) closed the first half on a 16-0 run, led by eight points from Carley Davey, as they built a 33-16 halftime advantage on their way to a win over the Bears (0-2) in Brunswick.

Davey finished with 18 points. Callie Godfrey added 14.

WHITTIER 53, SOUTHERN MAINE 34: The Poets (2-1) took control with a 17-2 third-quarter run against the Huskies (1-2) in the Bowdoin Coastal Classic at Brunswick.

Tamrah Gould led USM with eight points.

(18) INDIANA 112, MURRAY STATE 79: Mackenzie Holmes of Gorham had 20 points and 10 rebounds for her 21st career double-double, Sara Scalia scored 22 points, and the Hoosiers (2-1) rolled past the Racers (1-2) in Bloomington, Indiana.

(3) UCLA 77, PRINCETON 74: Lauren Betts had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Bruins (4-0) held off the Tigers (2-1) in Los Angeles.



MICHIGAN: The second-ranked Wolverines fired linebackers coach Chris Partridge, the latest turmoil for a team that is under NCAA investigation for a sign-stealing scheme.

Athletic Director Warde Manuel did not say why Partridge had been let go, citing employee privacy laws. Partridge allegedly tried to cover up evidence after the scheme became public, Yahoo Sports reported, citing sources it did not identify. Partridge did not return a text from The Associated Press seeking comment.

“From the outset, our focus has been on seeking due process and allowing the NCAA to conduct a fair and deliberate investigation,” Manuel said, noting the school was continuing to cooperate with the probe. “Consistent with our commitment to integrity, we will continue to take the appropriate actions, including disciplinary measures, based on information we obtain.”

The firing came one day after the school reached an agreement with the Big Ten Conference under which head coach Jim Harbaugh will serve the final two games of his three-game suspension in return for the conference ending its investigation into the sign-stealing allegations. Harbaugh won’t be on the sideline Saturday at Maryland or next week against the third-ranked Buckeyes in the regular-season finale, leaving the coaching to his assistants.

The former staffer at the center of the investigation, Connor Stalions, resigned two weeks ago. He is accused of purchasing tickets to scout future Michigan opponents and sending people to those games to digitally record teams signaling in their plays. In-person scouting is banned by the NCAA, which is trying to determine how organized the scheme was and who knew about it.

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