College roundup: BC goes cold, falls to Duke

Kristen Doherty (21) led Boston College with 14 points, but the Eagles managed to shoot just 25 percent from behind the 3-point line (6 of 24) in their loss to Duke.


Kristen Doherty (21) led Boston College with 14 points, but the Eagles managed to shoot just 25 percent from behind the 3-point line (6 of 24) in their loss to Duke.

Undersized inside, the Boston College women’s basketball team needed a big game from the perimeter to hang with No. 4 Duke.

The Eagles, however, shot just 30 percent from the floor, including 6 of 24 from 3-point range, in an 80-56 loss to the Blue Devils on Sunday in Durham, N.C.


BC finished the first half 5 of 11 on 3-pointers, but made only 1 of 13 in the second.

‘‘Their hands were everywhere, and they made it difficult for our penetrators to get by them,’’ BC coach Erik Johnson said. ‘‘And when they did, they had hands in every passing lane, and it made it really hard for us to get our shooters open.”

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Kristen Doherty scored 14 points to lead the Eagles (8-11, 2-6 ACC), who have dropped four straight.

Haley Peters scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Duke (18-1, 8-0), which won its 34th straight ACC home game.

Kentucky 73, LSU 60 — Azia Bishop scored a career-high 17 points and the No. 5 Wildcats (19-2, 7-1 SEC) pulled away late in Lexington, Ky., to top the Tigers (12-8, 3-4).


Stanford 69, Colorado 56 — Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the No. 6 Cardinal (18-2, 7-1 Pac-12) past the No. 20 Buffaloes (15-4, 4-4) in Palo Alto, Calif.

California 71, Utah 54 — Layshia Clarendon scored 23 points, Reshanda Gray added 19 before leaving with a left hamstring injury in the second half, and the No. 7 Golden Bears (17-2, 7-1 Pac 12) beat the visiting Utes (10-9, 1-7).

Penn State 71, Ohio State 56 — Maggie Lucas scored 18 points as the No. 8 Nittany Lions earned their school-record 14th consecutive Big Ten victory with a win over the Buckeyes (11-9, 1-6) in Columbus, Ohio.

Penn State (17-2, 7-0) has won 11 games in a row overall, which is the sixth-longest winning streak in program history.

Maryland 80, Clemson 40 — Katie Rutan scored 16 points as the 10th-ranked Terps (17-3, 8-1 ACC) won their 12th straight game over the host Tigers (5-14, 1-7).

Dayton 83, Massachusetts 44 — Amber Deane and Andrea Hoover scored 18 points apiece as the No. 17 Flyers routed the visiting Minutewomen (3-17, 1-4 Atlantic 10). Dayton (17-1, 5-0) forced a season-high 31 turnovers.

George Washington 57, URI 43 — The visiting Rams (5-15, 0-5 Atlantic 10) fell to the Colonials despite Tayra Melendez’s 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Chakecia Miller led George Washington (8-11, 2-3) with 9 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 steals.

Men’s basketball

Michigan 74, Illinois 60 — Trey Burke scored 19 points, Glenn Robinson III added 14, and the No. 2 Wolverines (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten) beat the host Illini (15-6, 2-5).

Indiana 75, Michigan State 70 — Victor Oladipo finished with 21 points, 7 boards, 6 steals, and 3 blocks, leading the No. 7 Hoosiers (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) to a victory over the No. 13 Spartans (17-4, 6-2) in Bloomington, Ill.

Creighton 81, Southern Illinois 51 — After losing two straight, the No. 17 Bluejays (18-3, 7-2 MVC) got back in the win column, routing the host Salukis (8-12, 1-8) behind Doug McDermott’s 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Miami 71, Florida State 47 — Trey McKinney Jones scored 15 points for the No. 25 Hurricanes (15-3, 6-0) as the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders won their seventh game in a row by beating the visiting Seminoles (11-8, 3-3).

Connecticut 66, Rutgers 54 — Shabazz Napier had 19 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds to lead the Huskies (13-5, 3-3 Big East) past the Scarlet Knights in Hartford.

Jerome Seagears, who averages just 4.5 points per game, scored a career-high 21 points for Rutgers (12-7, 3-5).

Fairfield 61, St. Peter’s 54 Desmond Wade posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards, and the visiting Stags (12-10, 4-6 Metro Atlantic) defeated the Peacocks (6-14, 1-9).

Women’s hockey

BC 8, Connecticut 0 — In the No. 3 Eagles’ drubbing of the visiting Huskies (3-20-3, 1-11-1 Hockey East), Alex Carpenter had a hat trick and two assists to extend her program-record point streak to 23 games.

Megan Miller made 14 saves to earn her first career shutout for BC (19-4-2, 12-2-1).

BU 3, UNH 2 — Isabel Menard’s power-play goal in the second period lifted the No. 5 Terriers past the Wildcats (10-13-2, 6-6-1 Hockey East) at Walter Brown Arena. BU (17-3-3, 12-2-1) is unbeaten in its last 12 games (10-0-2).

Northeastern 6, Vermont 3 — In Burlington, Vt., the Huskies scored six unanswered goals to beat the Catamounts (6-15-3, 4-6-3 Hockey East). Kendall Coyne had a natural hat trick for Northeastern (14-9-2, 8-6-1), with her final tally doubling as the game-winner.

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