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New England Men's Roundup

Top dogs: Huskies pull away, rout Hofstra

From Staff And Wire Reports / February 7, 2010

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Matt Janning scored 17 points and Northeastern broke open a close game in the second half to roll past Hofstra, 75-55, yesterday in Hempstead, N.Y.

Northeastern shot 57.1 percent in the final 20 minutes (12 for 21), outscoring the Pride, 45-23, to roll to its third consecutive victory and 14th in 15 games. With losses by George Mason and Old Dominion, NU (16-8, 11-2) is in sole possession of first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Hofstra (12-13, 5-8), which hit just 7 of 28 shots in the second half, had its three-game winning streak snapped.

Chaisson Allen added 16 points for the Huskies, who were dominated on the boards, 49-27, but compensated by forcing 19 Hofstra turnovers, 15 on steals.

Rhode Island 93, UMass 85 - Akeem Richmond scored 19 points and Lamonte Ulmer added 17 as the host Rams withstood a late rally to top the Minutemen.

URI (19-3, 7-2 Atlantic 10) led, 69-45, with 9:55 left before UMass (8-15, 2-7) rallied. Anthony Gurley scored all 15 of his points in the final 3:15 for UMass, and his fourth 3-pointer cut URI’s lead to 91-85 with 16 seconds left. Delroy James hit two free throws to seal the win.

Ricky Harris scored a season-high 32 points to move into fourth place on UMass’s career scoring list. He has 1,760 points and moved ahead of Lorenzo Sutton (1,731) and Rashaun Freeman (1,744).

BU 68, Albany 53 - Carlos Strong sparked an 11-0 run with 7 straight points en route to a season-high 24 and the Terriers knocked off the host Setters.

John Holland added 18 points for BU (13-11, 8-4 America East), which forced 21 turnovers by Albany (6-20, 1-10).

Holy Cross 73, Lafayette 46 - R.J. Evans had 15 points and eight rebounds and Andrew Keister added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the host Crusaders (6-17, 3-5 Patriot) upset the Leopards (14-9, 5-3).

UConn 64, DePaul 57 - Jerome Dyson scored 20 points and the Huskies (14-9, 4-6 Big East) snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Blue Demons (8-15, 1-10) in Storrs, Conn.

UConn improved to 3-3 under George Blaney, who is filling in while Jim Calhoun has been out on a doctor-ordered leave of absence.

Marquette 82, Providence 79 - Lazar Hayward scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles (15-8, 6-5 Big East) to a comeback win over the host Friars.

Providence (12-11, 4-7) was led by Jamine Peterson (28 points) and Sharaud Curry (23).

Hartford 57, UNH 54 - Joe Zeglinski banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer, just five seconds after Alvin Abreu hit a fadeaway jumper from the left corner to tie the score, lifting the Hawks (7-16, 5-5 America East) past the Wildcats (8-12, 3-7) in Durham, N.H.

Maine 61, Binghamton 49 - Sean McNally had 15 points and 13 rebounds to power the host Black Bears (15-8, 7-3 America East) over the Bearcats (11-14, 6-4).

Cornell 74, Brown 60 - Jeff Foote had 17 points and nine rebounds and the Big Red (20-3, 6-0 Ivy) reached 20 victories for the third consecutive season with a rout of the Bears (7-16, 1-5) in Ithaca, N.Y.

Princeton 54, Dartmouth 38 - Ian Hummer scored 11 points and the Tigers (13-5, 4-0 Ivy) shut down the host Big Green (4-16, 0-6).

Yale 79, Columbia 64 - Alex Zampier scored 18 points and Greg Mangano added 12 points and 10 rebounds as the visiting Bulldogs (9-14, 3-3 Ivy) cruised past the Lions (8-12, 2-4).

Quinnipiac 90, Sacred Heart 87 - James Feldeine scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half as the Bobcats (16-7, 10-2 Northeast) held off the Pioneers (12-11, 5-7) in Hamden, Conn., to earn their 10th win in 11 games.

Central Conn. 61, Bryant 48 - Shemik Thompson scored 24 points and the host Blue Devils (9-14, 6-6 Northeast) erased a 5-point halftime deficit to keep the Bulldogs (0-24, 0-12) winless.

Saint Michael’s 60, Bentley 51 - Nate Birr scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half and the Purple Knights (9-12, 5-12 Northeast-10) stunned the cold-shooting Falcons (19-3, 14-3) in Colchester, Vt., ending their 14-game winning streak.

Bentley, ranked 10th in Division 2, hit only 1 of 22 3-pointers and dropped out of a first-place tie in the conference, falling a game behind Stonehill.

Stonehill 68, UMass-Lowell 60 - Randall Stallworth scored 21 points and the visiting Skyhawks (18-4, 15-2) moved to the top of the Northeast-10 by holding off the River Hawks (14-8, 11-6).

Saint Anselm 64, Merrimack 61 - Thomas Baudinet scored 22 points and the Hawks (15-7, 11-6 NE-10) held the host Warriors (14-6, 12-5) to their lowest offensive output of the season.

Williams 97, Bowdoin 54 - Blake Schultz hit all six of his 3-point shots and finished with 26 points as the host Ephs (21-7, 7-0 NESCAC), ranked No. 2 in Division 3, won their 11th straight.

Middlebury 72, Colby 57 - Ryan Wholley led a balanced attack with 14 points and the No. 8 Panthers (19-2, 6-1 NESCAC) cruised in Middlebury, Vt.

Tufts 69, Amherst 68 - Jon Pierce (22 points) hit the go-ahead layup with 34 seconds left and blocked a shot at the other end to lead the host Jumbos (6-16, 2-6 NESCAC).

Bridgewater St. 75, Fitchburg St. 47 - Nicholas Motta shot 8 of 8 from the field and finished with 18 points, and the host Bears (15-5, 9-0 MASCAC) breezed past the Falcons (7-14, 2-6) to win a school-record 12th in a row.