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College roundup: American takes down BU

Jesse Reed scored 20 points as American University made over 70 percent of its field goals and recorded its seventh-straight Patriot League victory with an 86-56 win over Boston University Wednesday night in Washington.

The Eagles (11-7, 7-0) set a school record of 71.4 percent shooting (30 of 42) from the floor.

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BU (13-7, 6-1) made 16 of 50 field goals and was led by Maurice Watson Jr. with 15 points. D.J. Irving aded 10 points.

Darius Gardner made a career-high five 3-pointers and American combined for 11 of 14 from beyond the arc. The Eagles dominated offensively with 22 assists and shot over 70 percent on free throws and 3-pointers as five players finished in double figures — Gardner 18, Tony Wroblicky 17, Marko Vasic 11, and John Schoof 10.

The Eagles trailed by 11 to start the game, but ended the first half on a 29-10 run to go up 37-27 at the break.

Wichita State 70, Illinois State 55 — Cleanthony Early scored 23 points as the No. 5 Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) erased a halftime deficit to defeat the Illini (11-8, 4-3) in Normal, Ill.

San Diego State 75, San Jose State 50 — Xavier Thames scored 15 points and the No. 7 Aztecs (17-1, 6-0 Mountain West) extended the second-longest winning streak in school history to 16 games with their victory over the host Spartans (6-13, 0-7).

Minnesota 81, Wisconsin 68 — DeAndre Mathieu and Mo Walker each scored 18 points, an outside-inside combination that helped the host Golden Gophers (15-5, 4-3, Big Ten) hand the No. 9 Badgers (16-3, 3-3) their third straight loss.

Michigan 75, Iowa 67 — Nik Stauskas scored 26 points and the No. 21 Wolverines (14-4, 6-0 Big Ten) held off the No. 10 Hawkeyes in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Louisville 86, South Florida 47 — Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that carried the No. 12 Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) to a rout of the cold-shooting Bulls (10-9, 1-5) in Tampa.

Duke 67, Miami 46 — Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, and the No. 18 Blue Devils (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned their first league road win with a victory over the Hurricanes (10-8, 2-4).

Northeastern 57, Towson 54 — Scott Eatherton scored 19 points and had nine rebounds and the Huskies (6-14) withstood a furious second-half surge from the host Tigers. Marcus Damas led Towson (6-11) with 21 points.

Women’s basketball

UConn 83, Memphis 49 — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points and Bria Hartley added 20 to lead the top-ranked Huskies (20-0, 7-0 American Athletic Conference) over the Tigers (10-9, 3-4) in Hartford.

Oklahoma St. 64, Kansas 56 — Tiffany Bias scored 14 points and Liz Donohoe added 12 points and 10 rebounds as the No. 8 Cowgirls (17-1, 6-1 Big 12) defeated the Jayhawks (9-10, 2-5) in Lawrence.

American 63, BU 56 — Alexis Dobbs scored 22 points and Michelle Holmes and Jen Dumiak added 10 points each as the Eagles (13-5, 6-1 Patriot League) edged the host Terriers for their fifth straight win. Mollie McKendrick led BU (7-13, 2-5) with a career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds and Clodagh Scannell had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Bentley 87, New Haven 65 — Jacqui Brugliera had a game-high 26 points to lead five Falcons in double figures as the visitors remained undefeated at 17-0 (12-0 Northeast-10) to remain ranked No. 1 in Division 2. The Chargers (12-5, 7-4) were led by Aquillin Hays with 20 points.

Tufts 66, Emmanuel 56 — Michela North came off the bench and scored 14 points as the host Jumbos moved to 15-0 with their defeat of the Saints (10-6) in a Division 3 game. Emmanuel was led by Lena Negri’s 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Men’s hockey

Stonehill 3, Assumption 0 — Kevin Aufiero had two goals and Garrett White added a power-play tally to lift the Skyhawks (10-9-0, 5-4-0 Northeast 10) over the Greyhounds (3-12-2, 0-5-1) in Worcester. Chris Tasiopoulos made 29 stops for the shutout victory.

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