College roundup: Nerlens Noel injured in Kentucky loss

Scottie Wilbekin had 14 points, Pat Young had 12 points and 11 boards, and No. 7 Florida (20-3, 10-1 SEC) handled No. 25 Kentucky, 69-52, Tuesday night in Gainsville, Fla.

The Wildcats (17-7, 8-3) lost for the first time in six games, and it may have been costly.


Former Everett High star Nerlens Noel, the nation’s leading shot-blocker, injured his left knee in the second half and and was taken to a campus hospital for tests.

The freshman, who averages 10.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks a game, landed awkwardly on his leg with about 8 minutes to play. He screamed in pain as trainers rushed to his side. Teammates carried him to the locker room. After the game, trainers pushed him through the halls of the O'Connell Center in a wheelchair and with his left leg in a brace.

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Michigan St. 75, Michigan 52 — In East Lansing, Mich., Gary Harris poured in 17 points to lead the No. 8 Spartans (20-4, 9-2 Big Ten) to a rout of No. 4 Michigan (21-3, 8-3) in the rivalry’s first matchup of top-10 teams.

BU 64, Vermont 59 — John Papale scored a career-high 19 points to help the Terriers (14-11, 8-4 America East) complete the season sweep of the host Catamounts (16-8, 9-3).

Holy Cross 66, Navy 57 — Justin Burrell had 14 points and five assists as the Crusaders (11-13, 3-6 Patriot League) topped the Midshipmen (7-18, 1-8) in Worcester.

Women’s basketball


Baylor 89, Texas Tech 47 — Brittney Griner had 10 points and 11 boards ast the No. 1 Bears (23-1, 13-0) beat the Red Raiders (18-7, 8-5).

UConn 105, Providence 49 — In Providence, Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis scored 17 points and Kelly Faris added 16 to lead the No. 3 Huskies (23-1, 10-1 Big East) over the Friars (7-17, 2-9).

Sacred Heart 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 48 — The Pioneers (15-7, 7-3 Northeast) romped to their seventh straight win, beating the Knights (9-13, 4-7) behind Kiley Evans’s 21 points.

Men’s hockey

Brown 1, Yale 0 — Anthony Borelli stonewalled the No. 10 Bulldogs (13-7-3, 9-6-1 ECAC), registering 44 saves for the host Bears (9-9-5, 5-6-5).

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