LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tim Miles is tired of hearing about the old Nebraska program that made a habit of bumbling and stumbling its way through the past two decades. His players must be tired of it, too.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Carson Puriefoy scored 21 points — including the clinching runner in the lane in the final seconds — as No. 2 Stony Brook escaped third-seeded Hartford 69-64 in the semifinals of the America East tournament Sunday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — George Beamon scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half and Emmy Andujar added 21 off the bench Sunday as second-seeded Manhattan pulled away from third-seed Quinnipiac for an 87-68 win in the semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Sean Armand scored 21 points, while Isaiah Williams and Tre Bowman had 16 apiece, as top-seeded Iona held off fourth-seeded Canisius 75-72 Sunday in the semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston sued the NCAA and five major conferences Wednesday, saying they violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less than the actual cost of attending school.
The NFL has reinstated Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner, the player announced Tuesday night on Twitter. Browner was hit with a one-year suspension Nov. 25 for violating the league’s substance policy. An appeal was denied and the league suspended him indefinitely in December. Browner is set to become a free agent on March 11 and is free to sign with any team .
It has been an arduous season for the Harvard men’s hockey team.The Crimson’s performance during the season has fluctuated wildly.They won three straight in early February but followed that with a 1-3-1 stretch to end the season.When the Crimson began their ECAC first-round series with 16th-ranked Yale on Friday night, it was a spitting image of their season’s woes.After killing off a penalty a the start of the game, Harvard turned around and allowed two goals just 2:08 apart later in the first period en route to a 4-0 loss at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Conn.Jesse Root and Gus Young scored in the first and Alex Lyon made 24 saves for Yale.
On March 26 of last year, David Quinn was named the 11th hockey coach at Boston University, his alma mater. Quinn, who replaced Jack Parker at the conclusion of his 40-year reign, told a packed crowd on campus that he was stepping into his dream job.Taking over for a legend is difficult enough but Quinn had to face some adversity early on. Left wing Matt Nieto left after his junior year to sign with the San Jose Sharks. Also, one of the team’s top defenseman, sophomore Matt Grzelcyk, a Bruins draft pick, was lost because of season-ending shoulder surgery. Those absences significantly affected the Terriers’ power play.Other players jumped ship and others were let go, which frequently happens when there is a change in the coaching staff.
For college hockey fans in the greater Boston area, this weekend turned out to be the worst-case scenario in that all three Hockey East single-elimination playoff games are significant distances away.The five teams that earned byes will be watching to see how these three contests affect them with regard to next week’s best-of-three league quarterfinals.
Freshman center and top NBA prospect Joel Embiid will sit out the final two regular-season games for eighth-ranked Kansas so that he can rest a lower back strain that has already caused him to miss a game, and it’s possible he could be out through the Big 12 tournament. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said that Embiid re-aggravated the injury and that experts have told the team’s training staff that the best remedy is simply rest. An MRI exam taken on his lower back came back negative.In other news: The Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday. Collins signed his original deal Feb. 23, becoming the NBA’s first openly gay player, and it expires Tuesday.
Peter Hooley scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, as No. 4 seed Albany shocked top-seeded Vermont, 67-58, Sunday afternoon in Guilderland, N.Y.Clancy Rugg and Luke Apfeld scored 13 points apiece for the Catamounts (22-10), who lost once in the conference and swept two regular-season games with Albany by a combined 40 points. Vermont had won 11 in a row and 18 of 19.Hooley, who averaged 15 points entering the tournament, scored 22 in the first half — a day after dropping 30 in the quarterfinals.
Connecticut made short work of Rutgers in the American Athletic Conference semifinals.The top-ranked Huskies jumped out to a 13-0 lead less than three minutes in game and led by 31 at the half en route to a 83-57 beating of the 24th-ranked Scarlet Knights on Sunday in Uncasville, Conn.Conference player of the year Breanna Stewart scored 22 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 as the Huskies (33-0) extended the school’s winning streak to 39 games.
Briyona Canty had 16 points to lead Rutgers (22-9).UConn, which won 18 conference tournaments in the Big East, will play for the inaugural American title Monday against No. 3 Louisville, which beat South Florida, 60-56, in Sunday’s other semifinal.