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Chestnut Hill, MA - 12/09/2017 - (2nd Half) Boston College Eagles guard Jerome Robinson (1) was pumped up after hitting a 3 pointer for a 81-79 lead in the second half. BC hosts No. 1 Duke in ACC basketball game at Conte Forum. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 10Duke-BC basketball, LOID: 8.4.299977544.

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

BC needs to build on the Duke victory

The Eagles’ upset was amazing, but they may find it difficult to use it as a springboard.

Arizona State forward Romello White (23) and guard Shannon Evans II (11) celebrate in front of Kansas head coach Bill Self after an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Arizona State defeated Kansas 95-85. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

College roundup

Arizona State pulls road upset at No. 2 Kansas

Sun Devils shocker in Lawrence, Kan., came one day after BC’s upset of top-ranked Duke in Chestnut Hill.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, winner of the Heisman Trophy, poses with the award Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Heisman Trophy

Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma quarterback, who began his career as a walk-on, easily beat Bryce Love and Lamar Jackson.

12/09/2017 CHESTNUT HILL, MA BC's goalie Joseph Woll (cq) 31, was unable to stop NU's first goal by Jeremy Davies (cq) 4, during hockey a game between Northeastern and Boston College held at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

NORTHEASTERN 5, BC 2

Northeastern rolls to hockey win over BC

Dylan Sikura scored twice to help the No. 10 Huskies win their third in a row.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 09: Ahmad Bradshaw #17 of the Army Black Knights is tackled by Tyris Wooten #17 of the Navy Midshipmen and the rest of his teammates on December 9, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Northeastern hangs on, edges Vermont for basketball win

Donnell Gresham Jr. scored 14 points as the Huskies earned their fourth straight win.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 12/09/2017 - (1st Half) Bodies were flying as Boston College Eagles guard Jerome Robinson (1) drove to the basket during the first half. BC hosts No. 1 Duke in ACC basketball game at Conte Forum. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 10Duke-BC basketball, LOID: 8.4.299977544.

BC 89, DUKE 84

Hot-shooting BC basketball upsets top-ranked Duke

Ky Bowman led the way with 30 points as the Eagles sank 15 of 26 3-pointers.

Boston University's Shane Bowers is stopped by by the outstretched glove of UMass-Lowell goaltender Christoffer Hernberg during their college hockey game in Lowell, Mass., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

UMASS LOWELL 3, BU 2

BU pays penalty in loss at UMass Lowell

The River Hawks took advantage with a pair of power-play goals to beat the struggling Terriers.

Boston, MA- DECEMBER 02, 2017: Officials break up fights during the first period of the mens hockey game between Boston University and Boston College at the Agganis Arena in Boston, MA on December 02, 2017. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: sports reporter:

College hockey notebook

For BC, Beanpot seems early this year

When the Eagles face off with NU Saturday, it will be their fifth straight game against a Beanpot opponent.

Northeastern's Vasa Pusica, right, drives to the basket as Ohio State's C.J. Jackson defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Joe Sullivan | College Basketball

Here’s how Northeastern turned its season around

After dropping four of their first six, the Huskies got back on track with three straight home wins.

In this July 31, 2017, photo, Oregon offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal gestures during practice in Eugene, Ore. Oregon will promote offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to head coach, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, on condition of anonymity because a deal and announcement were still being finalized. Cristobal was co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Oregon this past season and was named interim coach on Tuesday when Willie Taggart left to become head coach at Florida State. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)/The Register-Guard via AP)

SPORTS LOG

Oregon promotes Mario Cristobal to football coach

Cristobal takes the helm after spending last season as co-offensive coordinator.

DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 05: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a play against the St. Francis (Pa) Red Flash during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 5, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

No. 1 Duke a big task for shorthanded Boston College

The Eagles (6-3) will host the Blue Devils (11-0) at noon on Saturday

10sonoteworthy - JACQUELYN GOVER (Jim Pierce)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Braintree’s Adam Gaudette led Northeastern to a 3-1 hockey win over Merrimack.

10nocampus - Connor Evangelista (Norwich University)

CAMPUS ANGLE

Evangelista’s success springs from hard work on the ice

Wakefield’s Connor Evangelista has been a part of championship hockey teams at several levels.

10nonoteworthy - Mackenzie Cook (David Le )

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Reading’s Mackenzie Cook, a senior hockey forward for Salem State, scored 4 goals in a 9-4 win over Framingham State.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Natick’s Liz Webber cleared a crucial rebound to help Williams College to its second national women’s soccer championship in three years.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Thomas-Waheed steps up for Holy Cross

Shooting guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, a 1,106-point career scorer at Newton North, is closing in on the 1,000-point milestone as a collegian.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Austin Ryan steps right up for Bentley

The freshman from Foxborough finished the year with 16 touchdowns, tied for the most in the nation in Division 2.

Duke's Javin DeLaurier (12), Marvin Bagley III (35), Alex O'Connell (15) and Marques Bolden react following a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Francis (Pa.) in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Duke won 124-67. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Freshman talent has Duke at the head of the basketball class

The top-ranked Blue Devils (11-0) bring their dazzling young team to Conte Forum to face BC Saturday.

Holy Cross' Peter Pujals #6 in action against Fordham during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Bronx, N.Y. Holy Cross won 42-20. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Two sides to the crusade to change the Holy Cross nickname

Some see the term “Crusaders” as offensive to non-Christians, but others embrace its positive connotations.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 11/03/2017 - Boston College Eagles head coach Jim Christian with Boston College Eagles forward Deontae Hawkins (23) at Boston College basketball media day. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Unknown, Topic: 03BC basketball media day, LOID: 8.3.4206000830.

BC forward Deontae Hawkins is out for the season

Hawkins suffered a knee injury in a loss to Nebraska last week.

Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV (4) drives past Boston University guard Will Goff during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami 69, BU 54

Lonnie Walker IV helps No. 10 Miami overpower BU

The freshman sank four 3-pointers in a four-minute span while scoring 26 points in his first career start.

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart, center, greets his players during warmups before an NCAA college football game against Arizona in Eugene, Ore. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Willie Taggart has agreed to become Florida State's next football coach. The person says Taggart has called a team meeting to inform his Oregon players he is heading to Tallahassee to replace Jimbo Fisher. Florida State. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on condition of anonymity because neither school had announced the move. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)

SPORTS LOG

Willie Taggart leaving Oregon to coach Florida State football

Hiring ends Florida State’s first coaching search since 1975.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass in the first half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game against TCU in Arlington, Texas. Mayfield, reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Stanford running back Bryce Love were chosen as finalists for the Heisman Trophy on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Sports Log

Trio named Heisman Trophy finalists

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, the reigning Heisman winner, and Stanford RB Bryce Love made the final cut.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, UCLA NCAA college basketball player LiAngelo Ball attends a news conference at UCLA in Los Angeles. The father of UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball says he plans to withdraw his son from school because of concerns related to the freshman's indefinite suspension for his admitted participation in a shoplifting incident during the Bruins' trip to China. The younger Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley have been barred from all team activities as part of their suspension for shoplifting from three high-end stores last month. UCLA coach Steve Alford says he respects the Ball family's decision. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

LaVar Ball says he’s withdrawing suspended son from UCLA

Freshman LiAngelo Ball was indefinitely suspended for his participation in a shoplifting incident during the Bruins’ trip to China.

Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Dakota in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

It may be time to start taking Duke seriously

Starting four freshmen wouldn’t seem to be a recipe for success, but it seems to be working.

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 25: AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter that makes the score 14-7 Boston College leading Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on November 25, 2017 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

BC will play Iowa in the Pinstripe Bowl

The game is Dec. 27 at 5:15 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Connecticut's Azura Stevens, center, reacts during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Sports Log

No. 1 UConn women defeat No. 3 Notre Dame

Top-ranked Huskies rallied with a decisive 21-5 run to hand the Irish their first loss.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: Deon Cain #8 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after their victory over the Miami Hurricanes in the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

Clemson earns top spot in College Football Playoff field

Oklahoma got the No. 2 seed, Georgia is the No. 3 seed, and Alabama is the No. 4 seed.

Natrez Patrick.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

Two Georgia players arrested after SEC title win

Linebacker Natrez Patrick and receiver Jayson Stanley face marijuana charges.

Boston College 73, Hartford 61

BC men’s basketball triumphs at Hartford

Jerome Robinson led the Eagles (6-3) with 23 points while Ky Bowman added 21.

Boston, MA- DECEMBER 02, 2017: Boston College #24 Kevin Lohan and Boston University #19 Hank Crone battle for the puck during the first period of the mens hockey game between Boston University and Boston College at the Agganis Arena in Boston, MA on December 02, 2017. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: sports reporter:

Boston College 4, Boston University 1

BC turns tables on BU

The Eagles avenged Friday’s loss with a 4-1 victory.

Central Florida head coach Scott Frost holds the winning trophy after defeating Memphis in the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Central Florida won in overtime 62-55. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SPORTS LOG

Central Florida’s Scott Frost to coach Nebraska football

Former Nebraska quarterback led Central Florida to a 12-0 record this season.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, center, holds his Most Outstanding Player trophy as he celebrates with the team after their 41-17 win in the the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

College roundup

Oklahoma routs TCU to win Big 12 championship

QB Baker Mayfield, a Heisman Trophy frontrunner, threw for 243 yards and 4 TDs to help the No. 2 Sooners seal a CFP berth.

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher shouts instructions during the team's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla. Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say Fisher has resigned to take the same job at Texas A&M. Fisher handed in his resignation after a meeting with university President John Thrasher on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. according to the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because Florida State had not announced the move. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

SPORTS LOG

Jimbo Fisher to leave Florida State for Texas A&M

Fisher will replace Kevin Sumlin, who was fired last Sunday after going 51-26 in six seasons

Chestnut Hill, MA - 12/01/2017 - (1st period) Boston University Terriers forward Brady Tkachuk (27) scores a short handed goal past Boston College Eagles goalie Joseph Woll (31) for the 3-2 lead in the first period. BC-BU hockey at Conte Forum. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 02BC-BU Hockey, LOID: 8.4.213984789..

BU 7, BC 4

BU snaps BC’s eight-game unbeaten streak in men’s hockey

The Terriers scored three straight goals in a short span in the second period to beat the Eagles.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher watches play against Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Gainesville, Fla. Florida State won 38-22. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Football coach Jimbo Fisher leaves Florida State for Texas A&M

Fisher won a national championship with the Seminoles in 2013.

Georgia State head coach Charles 'Lefty' Driesell talks to his team at practice in Atlanta Tuesday, March 13, 2001. The end might have come when Driesell was forced out in disgrace at Maryland. or it might have come when he was unceremoniously dumped by James Madsion. But the 68-year-old Driesell is still alive and kicking, ready to take Georgia State to the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Lefty Driesell should be in the Basketball Hall of Fame

Len Bias’s college coach won 786 games but is not enshrined among the other greats.

In this Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino yells to his players in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y. Rick Pitino has sued the school's University of Athletic Association for $38.7 million, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The former Cardinals coach says the ULAA breached his contract by placing him on unpaid administrative leave without notice and firing him last month with no legally justified “cause.” Pitino's lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court seeks liquidated contract damages of $4.307 million through 2026. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

SPORTS LOG

Rick Pitino sues Louisville, claims breach of contract

He seeks $38.7 million, saying he was fired for no legally justified cause.

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 25: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after his team scores a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREVIEWS

Defending champion Clemson hasn’t skipped a beat

Despite losing star QB Deshaun Watson, the Tigers enter the ACC title game against Miami No. 1 in playoff rankings.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Tyngsborough’s Austin Coene is averaging 22.4 points per game for the 5-0 Roger Williams men’s basketball team.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Scituate’s Kelly Martin netted her 1,000th career point at Stonehill, and career-high 12 assists in a 99-69 win over LIU-Post.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Milford’s Matt Hanna is averaging 12.8 points per game as a freshman guard at Colby College.

Boston College's Jerome Robinson (1) goes for a layup against Nebraska's Anton Gill (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Big Ten/ACC Challenge | Nebraska 71, BC 62

BC men stumble down the stretch at Nebraska

After pulling within 59-57, Eagles missed 7 3-pointers and a layup during a decisive six-minute drought.

A logo for 'The Game' is seen on the field before Harvard played Yale on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in New Haven, CT. Yale won the game 24-3 and won their first outright Ivy League title since 1980. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Harvard-Yale football rivalry to shift to Fenway Park in 2018

The 135th edition of The Game, a home contest for the Crimson, will be played in front of the Green Monster.

Ashton Grant had 55 receptions for 845 yards and nine touchdowns for Assumption College in 2017.

FYI, Assumption College has a pretty good football team

Assumption will face Indiana (Pa.) on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Division 2 playoffs.

Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99), Dexter Lawrence (90) and Austin Bryant (7) react after a sack during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Clemson defeated South Carolina 34-10. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

College Football Playoff rankings

Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, Wisconsin are playoff top 4

Alabama fell from No. 1 to fifth in the new rankings Tuesday night after losing to Auburn

A.J. Dillon ran for 200 yards in BC’s win over UConn.

BC running back A.J. Dillon named ACC rookie of the year

Dillon rushed for 1,432 yards and is the first player from BC to win the award.

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Arizona head coach Sean Miller gestures in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Northern Arizona, in Tucson, Ariz. Miller’s second-ranked Wildcats open play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Wednesday against North Carolina State in the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Arizona’s problems are many

The Wildcats looked awful in losing three straight games at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 25: AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter that makes the score 14-7 Boston College leading Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on November 25, 2017 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

BC football

A.J. Dillon leads nine BC players selected All-ACC

The running back was the second BC freshman to earn All-ACC first-team honors, joining Luke Kuechly (2009).

Kevin Sumlin was dismissed Sunday after six seasons as Texas A&M’s head football coach. Above: Sumlin on the sidelines during Saturday’s season finale against LSU.

College football notebook

Kevin Sumlin dismissed as Texas A&M’s head coach

Sumlin, 53, the first black coach in program history, had two years remaining on his contract with a $10 million buyout.