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Northeastern defeats George Mason, 84-74, in men’s basketball

Jonathan Lee scored 20 points and Quincy Ford had 18 to lead Northeastern to an 84-74 victory over George Mason in Fairfax, Va., in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Zach Stahl chipped in 15 points for the Huskies (6-7), who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Sherrod Wright led the Patriots (7-5) with 19 points, and Vertrail Vaughns scored 13.

Northeastern shot 52.8 percent from the field (28 of 53) and 56.3 percent from 3-point range (9 of 16). The Huskies outscored the Patriots, 19-11, from the foul line.

Trailing, 37-30, at halftime, the Huskies tied it at 42 on David Walker’s dunk 3:46 in to the second half.

The Patriots led, 50-44, on Wright’s layup with 13:15 to go, but Northeastern finally pulled ahead, 60-58, on Demetrius Pollard’s 3-pointer with 6:55 left.

Bryant 84, Robert Morris 77 — Dynami Sparks set a career high by scoring 29 points as the visiting Bulldogs matched their Northeast Conference win total from a year ago with a victory over the Colonials in the teams’ conference opener.

Bryant went 1-17 in the NEC last season and 2-28 overall, but are 8-4 overall after winning its first conference game. The win was the program’s first over Robert Morris (8-6).

Sparks drained a career-high seven 3-pointers in 12 attempts, and Frankie Dobbs had a career-best 26 points on 5-of-8 3-point shooting as Bryant hit 13 of 25 3-pointers. Alex Francis added 18 points and nine rebounds.

Michigan 94, Northwestern 66 — Trey Burke scored 23 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21, and the No. 2 Wolverines pounded the Wildcats in Evanston, Ill., to remain unbeaten.

Off to their best start since they opened the 1985-86 season with 16 wins, the Wolverines (14-0, 1-0) had no trouble in the Big Ten opener, never being challenged by Northwestern (9-5, 0-1).

Arizona 92, Colorado 83 — Kevin Parrom scored five of his 16 points in overtime after the third-ranked Wildcats staged an improbable late rally in regulation and escaped with a win against the Buffaloes to open their Pac-12 schedule.

Colorado’s Sabatino Chen banked in a 3-pointer at the end of regulation but officials waved it off after reviewing the video.

Arizona (13-0) outscored the Buffaloes, 10-2, over the final 1:35 of regulation to force the overtime. The Buffaloes (10-3) missed four of six free throws in that stretch.

Gonzaga 78, Pepperdine 62 — In Malibu, Elias Harris scored 18 points and Kelly Olynk had 16 to lead the No. 10 Bulldogs (14-1) to a victory over the Waves (8-6) in the a West Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Women’s basketball

Duke 67, N.C. State 57 — Haley Peters had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the third-ranked Blue Devils (12-0, 2-0 ACC) hold off the host Wolfpack (8-6, 0-2).

Kentucky 76, Florida 69 — A’dia Mathies scored 20 points, Jennifer O’Neill had 12 of her 17 in the second half, and the sixth-ranked Wildcats (13-1, 1-0 SEC) won their 12th straight at the expense of the visiting Gators (11-4).

North Carolina 60, Maryland 57 — Brittany Rountree scored 13 points and the No. 15 Tar Heels (14-1, 2-0 ACC) held on to beat the No. 8 Terrapins (10-3, 1-1) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Penn St. 73, Northwestern 69 — In State College, Pa., Dara Taylor had a layup with 1:26 left and the No. 9 Lady Lions (11-2, 1-0 Big Ten) turned a late turnover into another key bucket to beat the Wildcats (8-6, 0-1).

Georgia 77, Missouri 46 — Jasmine James scored 16 points to help the No. 10 Lady Bulldogs (13-1) handle the visiting Tigers (11-4) in an SEC opener.

Northeastern 94, Rhode Island 53 — A’lece Mark scored 19 points to lead five Huskies in double figures, and host Northeastern (7-4) throttled the Rams (5-9).

Holy Cross 64, Dartmouth 52 — Amy Lepley’s double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds lifted the visiting Crusaders to a win over the Big Green (1-12).

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Women’s hockey

BC 4, Clarkson 1 — Caitlin Walsh and Meagan Mangene scored their first goals of the season as the No. 5 Eagles (11-3-2, 8-2-1 Hockey East) bested the host Wildcats (7-11-2, 4-4-1) for their seventh straight win.

St. Lawrence 6, Northeastern 0 — The ninth-ranked Huskies (10-6-2) fell to the host Saints (10-7-1) in their first shutout loss of the season.

Princeton 4, UConn 1 — The Tigers (6-10-2) got 17 saves from Ashley Holt in her his first career win, as the Huskies (3-14-2) fell at home.

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