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College roundup: BC downs UMass on the ice

Johnny Gaudreau’s 10th goal of the season midway through the second period tied it for No. 7 Boston College and Kevin Hayes’s power-play strike a little more than four minutes later propelled the Eagles to a 2-1 Hockey East victory over Massachusetts Thursday night in Amherst.

Brendan Gracel’s fourth goal of the season gave the Minutemen (3-6-1, 1-3-1) the lead at 18:12 of the first period.

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Junior Brian Billet had 28 saves for the Eagles (6-2-1, 3-0) and Mac Haight stopped 31 for UMass.

UMass entered the match tied for fourth in the country on power-play execution, but BC thwarted all seven Minutemen opportunities, including four in the third period.

The Minutemen appeared to tie the game early in the third, but after a review, the officials deemed it a no-goal, saying Troy Power was offsides.

UMass-Lowell 4, Penn State 0 — Derek Arnold scored twice and Adam Chapie and Scott Wilson added goals to power the River Hawks (6-4) past the Nittany Lions (3-5-1) in State College, Pa.

The No. 16 River Hawks, who have won six of their last seven games, received an outstanding performance from sophomore goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who made 37 saves.

Men’s basketball

UConn 101, Detroit 55 — Omar Calhoun led six Huskies in double figures with 17 points as 19th-ranked UConn routed the Titans (1-2) in Storrs, Conn., in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic.

Niels Giffey tied the career high he set against Yale on Monday with 15 points, all in the first half, for UConn (3-0).

Rutgers 72, Yale 71 — Kadeem Jack scored 18 points and hit two free throws with 14.6 seconds left to give the host Scarlet Knights (2-1) a hard-fought victory over the Bulldogs (1-2).

Yale got a career-high 22 points from Javier Duren.

Memphis 95, Austin Peay 69 — Joe Jackson had 16 points and seven assists as six players scored in double figures for the 13th-ranked Tigers (1-0) in an easy victory over the visiting Governors (1-1).

Wichita State 79, William & Mary 62 — Fred VanVleet had a career-high 18 points, Cleanthony Early added 14, and the No. 16 Shockers (3-0) pulled away in the second half to beat the visiting Tribe (1-2).

Women’s basketball

Louisville 88, LSU 67 — Asia Taylor scored 23 points and the No. 5 Cardinals held the No. 14 Tigers scoreless for 5:35 during a 21-0 second-half run en route to a win in the semifinals of the preseason WNIT in Louisville.

Duke 123, South Carolina-Upstate 40 — Tricia Liston scored 20 points and Haley Peters had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds to power the No. 2 Blue Devils (2-0) past the Spartans (2-2) in Durham, N.C.

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