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NEW ENGLAND ROUNDUP

Vermont breezes to another 20-win season

Matt Glass scored 18 points to lead Vermont’s 80-49 rout of UMBC yesterday in Burlington, Vt., giving the Catamounts their ninth 20-win season in the last 11 years.

Four McGlynn added 16 points and Pat Bergmann 12 for the Catamounts (20-11, 13-3 America East).

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Vermont can clinch the league crown with a Stony Brook loss today to Maine. If Maine loses, the Catamounts would have to settle for the second seed and meet the seventh-seeded Black Bears in the opening round of the conference tournament.

The Catamounts looked like a championship-caliber team in this one, turning a 1-point lead with just over 11 minutes left before halftime into a 14-point advantage thanks to a 13-0 run. They led by 9 at the break and outscored the Retrievers, 44-22, in the second half to seal it.

Rhode Island 64, Saint Louis 62 - Orion Outerbridge scored 18 points and Billy Baron hit a jumper with four seconds left as the host Rams (7-23, 4-9 Atlantic 10) scored the final 6 points to stun the Billikens (22-6, 10-4).

Dominique McKoy started the decisive spurt with a jumper, Nikola Malesevic made two free throws, and Baron hit his jumper to snap Rhode Island’s five-game losing streak.

BU 64, Hartford 55 - Darryl Partin scored 21 points and the host Terriers (16-15, 12-4 America East) held the Hawks (8-21, 7-9) to one basket in the final 5:39 to win the regular-season finale.

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Delaware 82, Northeastern 72 - Joel Smith scored 24 points to lead the Huskies (13-16, 9-9 Colonial), but the host Blue Hens (17-12, 12-6) pulled away to close out the regular season with an eight-game winning streak.

Holy Cross 65, Colgate 58 - R.J. Evans scored 14 points and the visiting Crusaders (15-13, 9-5 Patriot) built a 38-24 halftime edge and cruised past the Raiders (8-21, 2-12).

Providence 73, DePaul 71 - LaDontae Henton scored 24 points, including a basket with 1.7 seconds left, and the Friars (13-16, 3-13) topped the Blue Demons (11-17, 2-14) to end a 22-game Big East road losing streak.

Yale 71, Cornell 40 - Greg Mangano had 16 points and 10 rebounds, powering the host Bulldogs (19-7, 9-3 Ivy) past the Big Red (11-15, 6-6).

Brown 94, Columbia 78 - Sean McGonagill scored 28 points and the host Bears (8-21, 2-10 Ivy) recorded their highest-scoring game of the season in a win over the Lions.

Princeton 85, Dartmouth 61 - John Golden scored 21 points but the host Big Green (5-23, 1-11 Ivy) fell to the Tigers (16-11, 7-4) for their 10th loss in 11 games.

Quinnipiac 73, Robert Morris 69 - James Johnson scored 28 points to lead the host Bobcats (17-12, 10-8 Northeast) past the Colonials (22-9, 13-5), who had a six-game win streak snapped.

Mount St. Mary’s 71, Bryant 62 - Alex Francis had 20 points and 10 rebounds but the visiting Mountaineers (8-21, 6-12 NEC) pulled away in the second half to beat the Bulldogs (2-28, 1-17).

Central Conn. 78, Wagner 61 - Ken Horton scored 22 points and the host Blue Devils (13-15, 10-8 NEC) surprised the Seahawks (24-5, 15-3).

Sacred Heart 72, St. Francis (Pa.) 57 - Shane Gibson scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half to lead the host Pioneers (14-17, 8-10 NEC) past the Terriers (6-22, 5-12).

NESCAC semifinals - Aaron Toomey hit 5 of 7 3-pointers en route to a 26-point performance and second-ranked Amherst (24-2) blew out visiting Bates, 97-74, to advance to the title game . . . Fourth-ranked Middlebury will make its fourth straight appearance in the final after a 74-52 rout of Wesleyan (20-6). Ryan Sharry led the Panthers (24-2) with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

NEWMAC semifinals - Mitchell Kates scored 19 points and third-ranked MIT (24-1) used a 20-4 run spanning the end of the first half and beginning of the second to eliminate Babson, 65-42, in Cambridge . . . Alex Berthiaume finished with 22 points to propel Springfield (17-9) to a 66-60 win over WPI.

MASCAC final - Brian Clark led the way with 24 points and 12 rebounds and host Salem State (20-7) took an 83-71 win over Bridgewater State, sending the Vikings back to the Division 3 NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence.

Little East final - Jamie Kohn led five players in double figures with 14 points and 13 rebounds and host Eastern Connecticut State (22-5) took command in the second half to beat Rhode Island College, 82-60, and win a berth in the Division 3 NCAA Tournament.

Commonwealth Coast final - John Henault and Lance Green each scored 24 points and Endicott (20-8) blasted top seed Salve Regina, 90-66, in Newport, R.I., sending the Gulls to the Division 3 NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005-06.

Great Northeast final - Ray Askew led a balanced attack with 18 points and Albertus Magnus (27-1) cruised to an 88-54 win over Anna Maria in New Haven to claim its second crown in three years and extend its winning streak to 22.

NECC final - In Leicester, Terrance Favors scored 20 points as Becker (23-4) routed Elms, 66-45, to claim its first New England Collegiate Conference crown and a berth in the Division 3 NCAA Tournament.

North Atlantic final - Greg Hughes scored 23 points, including 6 of 10 3-pointers, and Castleton State (19-9) sank 16 treys en route to a 102-76 rout of visiting Colby-Sawyer that clinched a berth in the Division 3 NCAA Tournament.

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