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Roundup: UConn ends slide, routs Seton Hall

Connecticut did just fine without ailing coach Jim Calhoun.

Ryan Boatright scored 19 points, Jeremy Lamb had 17, and the Huskies beat Seton Hall, 69-46, yesterday in Hartford in their first game since the school announced Calhoun was taking an indefinite leave of absence.

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Lamb added eight rebounds and Boatright had five assists and four steals for the Huskies (15-7, 5-5 Big East), who ended a four-game losing streak.

Jordan Theodore and Aaron Cosby each had 10 points for Seton Hall, which was without leading scorer and rebounder Herb Pope. The Pirates (15-8, 4-7) have lost six straight.

Calhoun is out with spinal stenosis, a condition that causes him severe pain and hampers his mobility.

Assistant George Blaney coached in Calhoun’s absence. Connecticut is 3-1 in games he has coached this season, all in the Big East.

VCU 59, NU 56 - Troy Daniels scored 15 points and the host Rams used a 14-0 run late in the first half to get past the Huskies.

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Virginia Commonwealth (20-5, 11-2 CAA) forced 15 turnovers, leading to 21 points. Ten of those points came during VCU’s go-ahead spurt to end the first half.

Jonathan Lee scored 16 points to lead Northeastern (11-12, 7-6). Quincy Ford added 14 points and Joel Smith 13.

BU 68, Binghamton 53 - Matt Griffin and Darryl Partin scored 13 points each and the visiting Terriers (12-13, 8-3 America East) handed the Bearcats their 24th straight loss.

Griffin was 4 of 6 from 3-point range and nine of the 12 Terriers who saw action scored. Binghamton (0-23, 0-11) remains Division 1’s lone winless team.

Lehigh 75, Holy Cross 51 - C.J. McCollum scored 20 points and the host Mountain Hawks (18-6, 6-2 Patriot) beat the Crusaders (9-13, 3-5) for their fourth straight win.

Vermont 82, Hartford 56 - Sandro Carissimo scored 16 points and the host Catamounts (15-10, 9-2 America East) blasted the Hawks (4-19, 4-7) for their sixth consecutive victory and 13th straight in the series.

Maine 77, UMBC 66 - Alasdair Fraser had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Raheem Singleton hit two free throws with seven seconds remaining to boost the visiting Black Bears (11-10, 5-5 America East) past the Retrievers (3-19, 2-8).

Temple 73, Rhode Island 56 - Ramone Moore scored 22 points to help the Owls (17-5, 6-2 Atlantic 10) cruise past the host Rams and extend their winning streak to six games. Jonathan Holton had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Rhode Island (5-19, 2-7).

Penn 65, Brown 48 - Andrew McCarthy had 20 points and 12 rebounds but the host Bears (7-16, 1-5 Ivy) were overwhelmed by the Quakers (12-10, 4-1).

Yale 58, Princeton 54 - Reggie Willhite and Greg Mangano scored 20 points apiece and the host Bulldogs (15-5, 5-1 Ivy) held off the Tigers (11-10, 2-3).

Cornell 68, Dartmouth 59 - Kirk Crecco scored a season-high 15 points but the visiting Big Red (8-12, 3-3) handed the Big Green (4-18, 0-6) their 17th straight Ivy League defeat.

Long Island 95, Central Conn. 81 - Ken Horton had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and Robby Ptacek chipped in with 24 points but the Blue Devils (10-12, 7-5) fell to the Northeast Conference-leading Blackbirds (17-7, 11-1), who extended their home winning streak to 21 games.

Quinnipiac 71, Monmouth 48 - James Johnson scored 18 points and the visiting Bobcats (13-10, 6-6 NEC) embarrassed the Hawks (7-8, 5-7).

Sacred Heart 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 57 - Louis Montes and Shane Gibson each scored 16 points and the visiting Pioneers (11-14, 5-7 NEC) ended their three-game losing streak.

St. Francis (N.Y.) 80, Bryant 67 - Frankie Dobbs scored 26 points but the visiting Bulldogs (2-22, 1-11 NEC) were no match for the Terriers (13-10, 10-2).

UMass-Lowell 67, Southern N.H. 56 - Dipanjot Singh led the way with 18 points off the bench and the host River Hawks (16-5, 12-5 Northeast-10) eased past the Penmen (11-11, 7-10).

Merrimack 51, Stonehill 43 - Mike Clifford finished with 14 points and 17 boards, pacing the host Warriors (11-10, 8-9 NE-10) to the upset of the Skyhawks (14-11, 11-6).

St. Anselm 81, Bentley 75 - Roy Mabrey scored 26 points and the visiting Hawks (10-11, 8-9 NE-10) sank 9 of 10 free throws in the final minute to hold off the Falcons (15-6, 11-6).

MIT 69, Springfield 67 - Noel Hollingsworth scored 16 points, Jamie Karraker hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds left and scored his 1,000th caeer point, and the Engineers (20-1, 8-1 NEWMAC), ranked fifth in Division 3, dodged the upset bid by the host Pride (14-7, 6-3).

Middlebury 72, Colby 53 - Ryan Sharry had 14 points and 16 rebounds and the Panthers (20-1, 8-0 NESCAC), ranked No. 1 in Division 3, extended their home-court winning streak to 22 games while securing their fourth straight 20-win season.

Amherst 74, Tufts 65 - Aaron Toomey led a balanced attack with 18 points and the sixth-ranked Lord Jeffs (20-2, 8-0 NESCAC) held off the Jumbos (16-6, 6-3) in Medford.

Bowdoin 89, Williams 84 - Ryan O’Connell scored 21 points to top 1,000 in his career and the Polar Bears (15-6, 4-4 NESCAC) knocked off the 16th-ranked Ephs (16-6, 4-4).

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