Brown 69, Providence 68 — Tucker Halpern hit two of his eight 3-pointers in the final 31.3 seconds, rallying a shorthanded Bears squad to an upset of the visiting Friars.
Brown (4-6), which ended a five-game losing streak against their city rivals, outscored Providence, 9-1, in the final 44.9 seconds and overcame a career-high 37 points by LaDontae Henton, who scored 24 straight points in the second half.
Providence (8-4), which scored its last basket with 2:55 left, didn’t get a good look at the final shot, which Vincent Council missed.
Halpern, who scored 28 points, finished with 15 of his 17 field goal attempts from beyond the arc.
Although the local rivals play every season, this was the first game on Brown’s campus since 1982.
Down to just eight players because of injuries to Longi Yiljep and Stephen Albrecht, the Bears have been using assistant coaches TJ Sorrentine and Dwayne Pina to scrimmage in practices.Indiana 93, Jacksonville 59 — Jordan Hulls scored 17 of his season-high 20 points in the first half, leading the No. 5 Hoosiers (12-1) past the Dolphins (5-8) at home. Gonzaga 94, Baylor 87 — In Spokane, Wash., Kevin Pangos made seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points to muscle the 13th-ranked Bulldogs (12-1) past the Bears. Pierre Jackson led Baylor (8-4) with 26 points, and Isaiah Austin, a 7-foot-1-inch, 220-pound freshman, had 20. Belmont 64, BU 48 — Blake Jenkins and Ian Clark each scored 15 points and the Bruins (9-2) shut down the Terriers (5-7) at the University of Central Florida Holiday Tournament. Maurice Watson Jr. paced BU (5-7) with 11 points, but the Terriers hit only 34.6 percent of their shots from the field. Malik Thomas added 7 points and three steals off the bench for BU. Nevada 85, Yale 75 — Malik Story scored 35 points as the host Wolf Pack (9-4) outlasted the Bulldogs (4-8), who were led by Austin Morgan’s 20 points.
Women’s basketballIllinois 70, Georgia 59 — Karisma Penn had 27 points and 19 rebounds, and the host Illini sent the fifth-ranked Bulldogs to their first loss. Penn scored 13 points to help Illinois (7-5) jump to a 31-13 lead. She also had 11 points during a game-changing 13-5 run that gave Illinois a 65-57 advantage after Georgia (12-1) had tied it at 52. Illinois hadn’t beaten a team ranked in the top six since a win over then-No. 5 Georgia on Jan. 2, 2000. Kentucky 90, Alcorn State 23 — Samarie Walker netted 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the seventh-ranked Wildcats allowed the fewest points in school history in a blowout of the visiting Braves. Kentucky (11-1) led, 44-11, at halftime, holding Alcorn State without a basket for the final 16 minutes of the first half. The Braves (0-9) went a total of 19 minutes 26 seconds between field goals. California 70, George Washington 43 — Talia Caldwell had a career-high 19 points and eight rebounds to help the No. 8 Golden Bears (10-1) continue the best start in school history at the expense of the visiting Colonials (6-6).
Maryland 76, Brown 36 — Tianna Hawkins scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half, and the No. 9 Terrapins (9-2) cruised by the Bears (3-6) in the opening round of the Terrapin Classic in College Park, Md.
Lauren Clarke had 8 points for the Brown, which has lost four of its last five games.Oklahoma St. 92, Harvard 62 — Tiffany Bias scored 24 points and the No. 14 Cowgirls (10-0) defeated the Crimson in the Surf ’n Slam Classic in San Diego. The Cowgirls have won 16 straight games, the longest winning streak in the nation. Temi Fagbenle led Harvard (7-4) with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the first meeting between the schools.
Siena 57, UMass 51 — Despite getting 11 points and 12 rebounds from Rashida Jones, the host Minutewomen (2-11) fell to the Saints (4-6).
Georgetown 90, Yale 67 — Sugar Rodgers had 38 points, 1 shy of her career best, and the Hoyas (8-4) muzzled the Bulldogs (3-8) in Washington.
Florida 81, Holy Cross 50 — A double-double from Jennifer George (21 points, 10 rebounds) aided the Gators (11-3) in a home rout of the Crusaders (5-6).
James Madison 88, Maine 34 — A 14-point effort from Tarik Hislop highlighted a dominant win for the host Dukes (5-6), who dropped the Black Bears (1-10).
Maine 1, Minn.-Duluth 0 — Ryan Lomberg’s first career goal, in the second period, was the winner as the Black Bears beat the Bulldogs in the semifinal of the Florida College Classic.
Lomberg’s shorthanded goal at 13:26 of the second was all Maine (3-11-2) needed to reach the championship game. The Black Bears are the defending champions and have won five titles in 12 previous appearances.
They will meet Cornell in Saturday night’s championship game.
Maine’s Martin Ouellette made 31 saves against Minnesota-Duluth (7-9-3), including 23 in the final two periods.