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Lowery lifts Dayton over the Terriers

Staff and Wire Reports / December 30, 2009

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Rob Lowery scored a career-high 23 points and Chris Wright added 19 as host Dayton defeated Boston University, 74-60, last night in the first meeting between the schools in men’s basketball.

The Flyers (10-2) won their eighth straight game and the 500th in the 40-year history of the University of Dayton Arena.

Corey Lowe led the Terriers (5-7) with 17 points.

Northeastern 62, Santa Clara 50 - Matt Janning scored 18 points and had five rebounds to lead the Huskies (4-7) over the host Broncos (7-7) in the semifinals of the 43d annual Cable Car Classic.

Rhode Island 80, Drexel 79 - Lamonte Ulmer’s putback with 1.7 seconds left propelled the visiting Rams (10-1) over the Dragons (6-7). Keith Cothran had a career-high 28 points for the Rams and Orion Outerbridge added 13.

Colorado 70, Yale 59 - Cory Higgins scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half and the host Buffaloes (8-4) overcame a sluggish start to beat the Bulldogs (4-8).

Kansas 81, Belmont 51 - Cole Aldrich had a double-double and blocked six shots, and the No. 1 Jayhawks (12-0), rusty early coming off a long break, overcame a monumental lack of focus in the first half to wear down the visiting Bruins (7-5).

Texas 95, Gardner-Webb 63 - Damion James had 14 points and 13 rebounds and the No. 2 Longhorns (12-0) overcame a sluggish start for a victory over the Runnin’ Bulldogs (3-8) in Austin, Texas.

Kentucky 104, Hartford 61 - Freshman point guard John Wall set a school record with 16 assists and the No. 3 Wildcats (14-0) crushed the Hawks (2-10) in Lexington, Ky., to match their best start in 32 seasons.

Purdue 67, Iowa 56 - E’Twaun Moore scored 21 points, 15 in the second half, and the No. 4 Boilermakers (12-0, 1-0 Big Ten) overcame a sluggish start to beat the host Hawkeyes (5-8, 0-1) for their best start in 16 seasons.

Syracuse 80, Seton Hall 73 - Wesley Johnson had 20 points, a career-best 19 rebounds, and led a 15-point second-half run that rallied the No. 5 Orangemen (13-0, 1-0 Big East) over the Pirates (9-3, 0-2) in Newark.

West Virginia 63, Marquette 62 - Da’Sean Butler’s jumper with two seconds left lifted the No. 6 Mountaineers (11-0, 2-0 Big East) over the Golden Eagles (9-4, 0-1) in Morgantown, W.Va.

Duke 84, Long Beach St. 63 - Jon Scheyer scored 22 points, Nolan Smith added 19, and the No. 7 Blue Devils (10-1) beat the 49ers (6-7) in Durham, N.C.

Kansas St. 85, Cleveland St. 56 - Jacob Pullen (18 points) and Curtis Kelly (17) sparked a take-charge run in the first half to lead the No. 12 Wildcats (12-1) past the visiting Vikings (4-10).

Mississippi 90, Jacksonville St. 75 - Terrico White scored 29 points and the No. 16 Rebels (11-2) connected for a school-record 14 3-pointers in defeating the Gamecocks (5-6).

Women’s basketball

St. John’s 69, Northeastern 53 - De’Shena Stevens’s 21 points led three players in double figures as the Red Storm (12-1) defeated the host Huskies. Northeastern (5-6) was led by Kashaia Cannon, who came off the bench to score 13 points.

Marist 85, Harvard 70 - Christine Matera scored a career-high 19 points as the Crimson nearly erased a 20-point halftime deficit, coming up short against the Red Foxes in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Saint Joseph’s 71, BU 58 - The Terriers (4-7) had a strong first half but could not fend off their hosts, falling in the final round of the Hawk Classic. The Hawks (5-7) were led by Mariame Djouara, who had 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Notre Dame 85, Central Florida 52 - Ashley Barlow had 17 points, Brittany Mallory scored 16, and the No. 3 Fighting Irish (11-0) overcame a slow start to beat the Knights (3-6) in Orlando.

North Carolina 89, Kennesaw St. 44 - Italee Lucas had 16 points and Waltiea Rolle added 13 to help the No. 7 Tar Heels (10-1) cruise to victory over the visiting Owls (4-7).

Men’s hockey
UMass 4, Union 3 - Casey Wellman scored two goals and Paul Dainton had 36 saves to rally the Minutemen past the Dutchmen in the opening game of the UConn Classic in Storrs.