Webster, Wright carry Crimson over Terriers
Christian Webster scored 18 points to lead six Harvard players in double figures in an 87-71 victory over Boston University yesterday in Cambridge. Keith Wright had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Laurent Rivard scored 15 points, Andrew Van Nest 13, Oliver McNally 11, and Brandyn Curry 10 for the Crimson (7-2).
John Holland scored 21 points and Jake O’Brien added 20 for the Terriers (4-7), who have lost their last four games.
The game was tied seven times before a 12-0 burst gave Harvard a 55-43 lead with 13:20 remaining. A pair of 3-pointers by Webster began and completed the run.
The Crimson shot 71.4 percent (15 for 21) in the second half, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. They also had a 40-28 rebounding advantage.
Harvard raced to a 10-2 lead in the opening 3:17, but BU battled back and the game was tied five times in the first half.
Duke 84, Saint Louis 47 — Nolan Smith scored 22 points and the No. 1 Blue Devils (10-0) won easily in Durham, N.C.
Kyle Singler added 21 points for Duke. Mike McCall scored 15 points for Saint Louis (3-4).
Mike Krzyzewski moved within one victory of North Carolina’s Dean Smith for second place on the men’s all-time wins list. Krzyzewski has 878 career victories, and can tie his former rival Dec. 20 against Elon. The only man ahead of them is Krzyzewski’s former coach and mentor, Bob Knight, who has 902 wins.
Tennessee 83, Pittsburgh 76 — Scotty Hopson scored 27 points and the No. 11 Volunteers (7-0) dealt the No. 3 Panthers (10-1) their first nonconference loss at home in nearly six years.
Melvin Goins added 19 points for Tennessee, which led by as many as 21 points. Pitt needed a late flurry just to cut the final margin to single digits.
Brad Wanamaker scored 21 points, but Pitt still lost a nonconference game in the city for the first time in 58 games, since a Jan. 2, 2005, loss to Bucknell. The SEC-Big East Invitational matchup was played at the new
Kansas 76, Colorado St. 55 — Markieff Morris had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the No. 4 Jayhawks (9-0) over the Rams (4-3) in Kansas City.
Andy Ogide had 12 points for Colorado State.
Kansas St. 68, Loyola (Ill.) 60 — Jacob Pullen scored 19 points in a triumphant homecoming in Chicago for the No. 5 Wildcats (9-1).
The win was the fifth straight for Kansas State, whose only loss was to Duke. Ben Averkamp scored 17 points for Loyola (8-3).
Michigan St. 77, Oakland 76 — Kalin Lucas scored 25 points to help the No. 7 Spartans (7-3) hold off the Golden Grizzlies (5-5) in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Keith Benson had 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks for Oakland. Larry Wright scored 21 points for the Summit League defending champions.
Syracuse 100, Colgate 43 — Rick Jackson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, his eighth double-double of the season, and the No. 8 Orange (10-0) humbled the visiting Red Raiders (0-8).
It was the 163d meeting between the teams and 45th straight victory in the series for Syracuse. It matched the largest margin of victory for Syracyse in Jim Boeheim’s 35 years as head coach, tying the 57-point margin in a 129-72 win over C.W. Post 21 years ago to the day.
Missouri 70, Presbyterian 55 — Justin Safford had 14 points and six rebounds to lead the No. 11 Tigers (8-1) to a victory over the Blue Hose (3-6) in Columbia, Mo.
Kim English added 14 points for Missouri. Ryan Hargrave led Presbyterian with 14 points.
The nonconference victory is the 52d in a row for the Tigers at home dating to the 2005-06 season. All but seven of those wins have come under coach Mike Anderson.
Kentucky 81, Indiana 62 — DeAndre Liggins scored 19 points and Brandon Knight added 18 as the No. 17 Wildcats (7-2) rolled over the Hoosiers (7-2) in Lexington, Ky.
Josh Harrellson added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Kentucky. Christian Watford led Indiana with 19 points and nine rebounds, but the Hoosiers fell to their border rivals for the 14th time in the last 17 meetings.
Louisville 77, UNLV 69 — Preston Knowles scored all 20 of his points in the second half and the No. 24 Cardinals (8-0) remained unbeaten with a victory over the No. 20 Rebels (9-1) in the Billy Minardi Classic in Louisville.
Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith added 17 points each for the Cardinals. Tre’Von Willis led the Rebels with 17 points and Oscar Bellfield added 16.
Texas A&M 63, Washington 62 — David Loubeau blocked a desperation shot by Isaiah Thomas as time expired, and the Aggies (9-1) held on for a victory over the No. 21 Huskies (6-3) in College Station, Texas.
Khris Middleton led Texas A&M with 17 points. Thomas had 13 points for Washington.
Minnesota 71, E. Kentucky 58 — Ralph Sampson III had 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists to help the 22d-ranked Golden Gophers (9-1) defeat the Colonels (5-5) in Minneapolis.
Trevor Mbakwe and Blake Hoffarber each scored 14 points for Minnesota. Justin Stommes scored19 points to lead Eastern Kentucky.
Texas 101, Texas State 65 — Freshman guard Cory Joseph scored a career-high 19 points and the No. 25 Longhorns (7-2) ran their nonconference home winning streak to 24 games with a rout of the Bobcats (2-5).
J’Covan Brown added 18 points for Texas. Tony Bishop had 12 points and eight rebounds for Texas State.
Providence 82, Alabama 70 — Marshon Brooks matched his career high with 33 points and added eight rebounds as the host Friars (10-2) defeated the Crimson Tide (4-5).
Brooks has scored at least 25 points in six straight games for Providence.
Gerard Coleman, last week’s Big East Rookie of the Week, put up a career-high 18 points for Providence. Tony Mitchell led Alabama with 20 points.
Quinnipiac 73, Rhode Island 66 — Deontay Twyman and Justin Rutty scored 13 points apiece to lead the Bobcats (7-2) over the Rams (6-4) in Hamden, Conn.
James Johnson and Dominique Langston each scored 12 for Quinnipiac. Delroy James led URI with 18.
Monmouth 78, Hartford 74 — Gary Cox scored a career-high 23 points and Phil Wait had a career-best 16 rebounds to lead the Hawks (4-5) to a double-overtime victory in West Long Branch, N.J.
Joe Zeglinski scored 31 points for Hartford (2-8).
Columbia 76, Bryant 72 — Agho Noruwa scored 20 points to lead the Lions (6-4) to a nonconference victory in New York.
Alex Francis and Cecil Gresham each scored 16 points to lead Bryant (1-8). Frankie Dobbs added 14 points and 10 assists.
Albany 64, Central Connecticut St. 63 —Tim Ambrose scored 21 points and the go-ahead basket with 8 seconds left to lead the host Great Danes (5-6) over the Blue Devils (4-5).
Mike Black added 15 points and Luke Devlin had 11 rebounds for Albany. Robby Ptacek matched his career-high with 26 points and Ken Horton had 15 points for the Blue Devils.
Dartmouth 71, Army 68 — Ronnie Dixon scored 21 points, dished out six assists and made two free throws down the stretch to lift the Big Green (3-5) over the Black Knights (5-5) in Hanover, N.H.
David Rufful added 14 points for Dartmouth. Ella Ellis led Army with 14 points.
Southern N.H. 70, Southern Conn. 63 — Tory Stapleton scored 17 points to lead the Penmen (4-5) over the Owls (7-2) in New Haven.
Trevon Hamlet paced Southern Connecticut with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Sacred Heart 75, Stony Brook 66 — Shane Gibson had 19 points as the Pioneers (3-7) won in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Bryan Dougher scored 18 points for Stony Brook (4-5).
Women’s basketball Syracuse 75, Ohio St. 66 — Erica Morrow scored a season-high 27 points, Tasha Harris hit a key late 3-pointer and inbounded to Iasia Hemingway for a big layup in the final minute, and the host Orange (8-0) upset the No. 6 Buckeyes (7-1).
Syracuse has won 36 straight nonconference home games, and none was bigger than this one.
Jantel Lavender led Ohio State with 26 points.
West Virginia 71, Prairie View 39 — Madina Ali scored 20 points as the No. 9 Mountaineers (10-0) secured their best start in history with a rout of the visiting Panthers (4-4).
Liz Repella added 15 points and Korinne Campbell scored 11 for West Virginia, which jumped ahead, 37-17, at halftime and held Prairie View to 26 percent shooting (12 of 47) for the game.
Binghamton 58, UMass 52 — Sinead O’Reilly scored 16 points to lead the Bearcats (5-4) over the Minutewomen (1-9) in Amherst.
Megan Zullo had 17 points and eight rebounds for UMass.
St. John’s 73, Rhode Island 49 — Da’Shena Stevens scored 17 points and Shenneika Smith added 15 to lead the No. 20 Red Storm (9-1) over the Rams (5-5) in Kingston, R.I.
Centhya Hart chipped in with 14 points for St. John’s. Freshman Kerry Wallack scored 15 points for URI.
Men’s hockey Michigan 5, Michigan St. 0 — The Wolverines blanked the Spartans while the rivals set a world record for attendance at a hockey game, playing in front of an unofficial total of 113,411 fans at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The previous mark for was 77,803 at this year’s world championships in Germany.
Mike Janela, an adjudicator for Guinness World Records, was on hand to verify the feat. He confirmed that the attendance was more than enough for a world record, although he said his organization would need a bit longer to come up with an official attendance figure.
The game — dubbed “The Big Chill at the Big House’’ — took place nine years after the same teams played another outdoor game at Michigan State’s football stadium. Since then, the idea has been copied at the college level and by the NHL.
Rensselaer 4, BU 1 — Allen York made 28 saves to lead the No. 15 Engineers (9-4-3) over the seventh-ranked Terriers (8-4-5) in Troy, N.Y.
Rensselaer received goals from Joel Malchuk, Tyler Helfrich, Chase Polacek, and Bryan Brutlag. Wade Megan scored for BU.
Providence 5, Quinnipiac 2 — Jordan Kremyr, Derek Army, and Matt Germain each had a goal and an assist to lead the Friars (7-6-5) to a victory over the Bobcats (8-9-1) in Providence.
Andy Balysky and Ian O’Connor also scored for Providence. Yuri Bouharevich and Ben Arnt scored Quinnipiac’s goals.
Football Villanova 42, Appalachian St. 24 — Receiver Matt Szczur rushed for three touchdowns, passed for one, and caught another to lead the Wildcats (9-4) over the top-seeded Mountaineers (10-3) in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal in Boone, N.C.
Villanova rallied for the second straight week, and will play at Eastern Washington in the semifinals Saturday.