New England college basketball roundup

Roundup: BU edges Albany

D.J. Irving forced overtime with two 3-pointers in four seconds to help Boston University beat America East-rival Albany, 85-80, on Wednesday night in Albany, N.Y.

Albany’s Mike Black hit a pair of free throws for a 63-57 lead with 15 seconds left. Irving drained a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining, and after Black committed a turnover on the inbound pass, Irving knocked down another trey with five seconds left.


BU’s John Papale added 11 of his 18 points in overtime.

Maurice Watson Jr. led the Terriers (10-10, 4-3) with 21 points, and Irving scored 20.

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Black hit just 5 of 22 shots but led the Great Danes (16-5, 5-2) with 20 points. Albany had been off to the program’s best ever 20-game start.

George Washington 66, Rhode Island 65 — Joe McDonald nailed a jumper with nine seconds left to give the Colonials (8-9, 2-2 Atlantic 10) the win in Kingston, R.I. Xavier Munford scored 20 points for URI (6-10, 1-2).

Lafayette 63, Holy Cross 53 — Phil Beans and Dave Dudzinski combined for 27 points, but it wasn't enough to push the Crusaders (10-9, 2-2 Patriot) past the host Leopards (9-12, 2-2).


Middlebury 75, St. Joseph’s (Vt.) 46 — The visiting Panthers (16-0) trounced the Saints behind Peter Lynch’s 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Ramel Anderson scored 15 points for St. Joseph’s (8-10).

WPI 69, Springfield 66 —  The Engineers (19-0, 6-0 NEWMAC) remained undefeated after beating the Pride (14-5, 5-1) in Worcester. Marco Coppola (23 points) led the way for WPI.


Albany 57, Boston University 50 — The visiting Great Danes (15-3, 6-0) snapped the Terriers’ 13-game win streak and took over sole possession of first place in America East.

 Chantell Alford picked up a double-double for BU (16-4, 6-1), scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 boards.

Hartford 63, New Hampshire 56 — Nikkia Smith scored 21 points, and the host Hawks (13-7, 4-3) won an America East contest against the Wildcats. Kaylee Kilpatrick scored a career-high 19 points for UNH (6-12, 1-5).

Vermont 61, Maine 53 — Annie Wheeler scored 14 points as the Catamounts (7-12, 4-2 America East) beat the Black Bears (1-18, 0-6) in Burlington, Vt.

Butler 75, Massachusetts 61 — Daress McClung’s 20 points and 10 rebounds helped propel the Bulldogs (12-7, 3-1 Atlantic 10) past the Minutewomen at Mullins Center. Millie Niggeling had 10 points and 10 rebounds for UMass (3-16, 1-3).

St. Bonaventure 48, Rhode Island 28 — The Bonnies (9-10, 2-2 Atlantic 10) held the visiting Rams to just 26.8 percent (11-of-41) shooting in the game. No URI (5-14, 0-4) player scored in double figures.

Holy Cross 60, Lafayette 55 — Amy Lepley’s 17 points helped the Crusaders (9-10, 1-3 Patriot League) slip past the visiting Leopards (7-12, 0-4).

Providence 65, Villanova 60 — The Friars overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to beat the visiting Wildcats (15-3, 4-1 Big East). Symone Roberts scored 20 points and Tori Rule 19 for Providence (6-12, 1-4).

Amherst 54, Williams 48 — Marcia Vogt scored 16 points (4-of-20 shooting) to help the Lord Jeffs (18-0) beat the visiting Ephs (15-3).

Bentley 66, Adelphi 53 — The Falcons (16-0, 12-0 Northeast 10), ranked second in Division 2, salted the game away behind Courtney Finn’s 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Tufts 61, Emmanuel 48 — The Jumbos (19-0) overcame a 27-25 halftime deficit to defeat the Saints in Boston.

 Emmanuel (13-5) coach Andy Yosinoff gets another crack at career win No. 700 on Saturday when the Saints host Lasell.

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