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    College roundup: BC women fall again

    UConn romps past Rutgers

    The Boston College women dropped a 73-56 decision to No. 9 North Carolina Sunday.
    Steven Senne/Associated Press
    The Boston College women dropped a 73-56 decision to No. 9 North Carolina Sunday.

    The schedule says things have to get a little easier for the Boston College women, who have lost three of their last four games, all against top-10 teams. Then, again, how easy do things ever get in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    ‘‘The stretch doesn’t get easier,’’ coach Erik Johnson said after his team dropped a 73-56 decision to No. 9 North Carolina Sunday in Chestnut Hill. ‘‘The ACC brings another great opponent, another great opponent. Now, not every week will we play three top 10 teams and two of them on their home court.’’

    The Eagles, who lost to No. 3 Stanford in their season opener, lost at No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Duke by a combined 63 points, then beat unranked Miami and gave the Tar Heels a bit of a battle Sunday.


    Kelly Hughes led BC (11-8, 2-3 ACC) with 13 points, going 4 for 8 from 3-point range. Allisha Gray and Xylina McDaniel scored 16 points each for the Tar Heels (16-3, 4-1).

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    Connecticut 94, Rutgers 64 — Bria Hartley scored a career-high 30 points and Breanna Stewart added 23 to lead the top-ranked Huskies (19-0, 6-0 American) over the No. 23 Scarlet Knights (13-4, 4-2) in Piscataway, N.J.

    UConn has won 25 straight games, the sixth-longest streak in school history.

    Duke 74, Virginia Tech 70 — Tricia Liston scored 22 points as the No. 3 Blue Devils (18-1, 5-0 ACC) held off the Hokies (10-7, 0-4) in Blacksburg, Va. Uju Ugoka scored 29 points for Virginia Tech.

    Louisville 81, SMU 66 — Tia Gibbs scored 20 points as the No. 5 Cardinals (18-1, 6-0 AAC) beat the Mustangs (11-7, 2-5) in Dallas. Keena Mays had 20 points for SMU.


    Maryland 92, Georgia Tech 81 — Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 14 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 15th double-double as the No. 6 Terrapins (16-1, 4-0 ACC) beat the Yellow Jackets (12-5, 2-3) in College Park, Md.

    Kansas 76, Baylor 60 — Chelsea Gardner scored 28 points as the Jayhawks (9-9, 2-4 Big 12) upset the No. 7 Bears (14-2, 4-1) in Lawrence, Kan.

    The loss ended Baylor’s 44-game winning streak in Big 12 regular-season games. Odyssey Sims had 31 points for the Bears.

    South Carolina 77, Alabama 51 — Elem Ibiam scored 18 points as the No. 8 Gamecocks (17-2, 5-1 SEC) defeated the Crimson Tide (8-10, 1-4) in Columbia, S.C.

    Kentucky 73, Auburn 71 — Jennifer O’Neill scored 16 points, Samarie Walker had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the No. 10 Wildcats (15-3, 3-2 SEC) rallied to beat the Tigers (11-6, 2-2) in Auburn, Ala.


    Boston University 70, Loyola (Md.) 60 — Making her first start, sophomore Clodagh Scannell scored a career-high 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Terriers (7-12, 2-4 Patriot League) defeated the Greyhounds (4-13, 1-5) in Baltimore. Nai Brown had 28 points for Loyola Maryland.

    Charleston 90, Northeastern 74 — Alyssa Frye scored 34 points to lead the visiting Cougars (10-7, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association) over the Huskies (7-9, 1-2). NU’s Jewel Tunstull notched her league-high eighth double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

    Men’s basketball

    Iowa 94, Minnesota 73 — Aaron White scored all of his 18 points in the second half and Josh Oglesby added a season-high 17 points as the 14th-ranked Hawkeyes (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) blew past the Gophers (14-5, 4-1) in Iowa City. Andre Hollins scored 20 points for Minnesota.

    Men’s hockey

    Bentley 2, Canisius 2 — Goals by Jared Rickord and Brett Gensler erased a 2-0 deficit as the visiting Falcons earned an Atlantic Hockey Association tie in Buffalo.

    Patrick Sullivan and Tyler Wiseman scored for Canisius (8-12-2, 7-6-2). Branden Komm stopped 32 shots for Bentley (12-8-3, 10-3-3).

    Women’s hockey

    Northeastern 4, Boston University 2 — Brittany Esposito scored two goals and Paige Savage had a goal and two assists as the Huskies (9-12-2, 5-6-2 HEA) beat the No. 9 Terriers (16-6-1, 9-3-0) at Walter Brown Arena.

    Northeastern took a 2-0 lead into the third period and held off BU to pick up its first win over a top-10 opponent this season. Kelly Wallace also scored for the Huskies, and Chloe Desjardins stopped 32 shots, including 16 in the third period.

    Louise Wallace and Sarah Lefort scored goals for the Terriers, and Kerrin Sperry made 30 saves.