New England men’s roundup

Dom Morris reaches milestone but BU falls in OT

Providence’s Bryce Cotton scored 28 points and helped the Friars beat DePaul for their sixth win in the last seven games.
Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press
Providence’s Bryce Cotton scored 28 points and helped the Friars beat DePaul for their sixth win in the last seven games.

There were plenty of good things that happened for Boston University in its Patriot League game against Lehigh on Saturday afternoon at Agganis Arena.

Dom Morris scored 17 points to become the 33d player in school history to top 1,000 career points, D.J. Irving scored 25 points, and the Terriers raced out to a 15-point halftime lead over the Mountain Hawks.

After halftime? Not so good.


Mackey McKnight hit the game-winning layup with one second left in overtime as Lehigh stormed back to beat the Terriers, 82-80.

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Tim Kempton scored 18 points, McKnight finished with 16, and Jesse Chuku and Justin Goldsborough had 11 apiece as the Mountain Hawks (12-11, 5-5) won their fourth straight, avenging a 67-66 loss to BU Jan. 5.

BU (15-8, 8-2) led, 41-26, at halftime, but Lehigh used runs of 13-4 and 9-0 to take a 66-63 lead. The Terriers led by 2 with 15 seconds to play in regulation, but free throws by Chuku tied it at 73.

Morris tied it at 80 in overtime with a free throw, but McKnight’s last-second layup won it for the Mountain Hawks.

American 63, Holy Cross 57 — Tony Wroblicky scored 18 points and Darius Gardner forced a turnover and hit a transition layup to seal it for the host Eagles (14-7, 10-0 Patriot) in their win over the Crusaders (12-10, 6-4). Malcolm Miller led Holy Cross with 14 points.


Providence 77, DePaul 72 — Bryce Cotton scored 28 points and the visiting Friars (16-6, 6-3 Big East) raced out to a 16-point first-half lead and held off the Blue Demons (10-12, 2-7).

Fordham 85, URI 78 — E.C. Matthews scored 20 points but host Fordham (9-12, 2-6 Atlantic 10) pulled away in the second half to down Rhode Island (11-11, 2-5).

Yale 61, Cornell 57 — Javier Duren scored 19 points and Justin Sears came off the bench to add 11, helping the host Bulldogs (9-9, 3-1 Ivy) hold off the Big Red (1-17, 0-4).

Brown 64, Columbia 56 — Rafael Maia scored 18 points and gathered 12 rebounds and the host Bears (11-7, 3-1 Ivy) pulled away late to knock off the Lions (13-8, 2-2).

Dartmouth 78, Princeton 69 — Tyler Melville scored 21 points, including a layup in overtime that helped put the game out of reach for the Big Green (9-9, 2-2 Ivy) in a home win over the Tigers (12-5, 0-3).


Vermont 55, Albany 45 — Sandro Carissimo scored 17 points and Candon Rusin added 16, lifting the visiting Catamounts (14-9, 8-1 America East) past the Great Danes (11-11, 5-4).

Maine 83, UMBC 80 — Xavier Pollard and Zarko Valjarevic scored 18 points each and the host Black Bears (5-16, 3-6 America East) held on to beat the Retrievers (7-15, 3-6) and win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

UMass-Lowell 62, Binghamton 55 — Akeem Williams scored 19 points and the host River Hawks (6-14, 5-4 America East) wiped out a 13-point halftime deficit and handed the Bearcats (4-18, 1-8) their seventh straight loss.

Stony Brook 56, Hartford 52 — Anthony Jackson and Dave Coley scored 12 points apiece and the Seawolves (16-7, 8-1 America East) edged the Hawks (10-14, 4-5) to extend their home conference winning streak to 23 games, the third-longest active streak in the nation.

Central Conn. 74, Robert Morris 73 — Matt Mobley hit two free throws with two seconds left and then forced a turnover as the Blue Devils (6-15, 2-6) wiped out an 18-point deficit with 7:38 left and handed the host Colonials (12-11, 7-1) their first Northeast Conference loss.

Canisius 84, Fairfield 58 — Billy Baron scored 17 points and the visiting Golden Griffins (16-7, 10-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic) routed the Stags (4-18, 1-10).

Quinnipiac 102, Siena 95 — Zaid Hearst scored 25 points and Ousmane Drame had 17 points with 12 rebounds as the visiting Bobcats (13-8, 8-4 MAAC) erased a late 9-point deficit and got past the Saints (10-3, 6-6) in overtime.