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College basketball roundup: Morris lifts BU over Colgate

Dom Morris scored 16 points to lead Boston University in a 76-74 victory over Colgate on Wednesday night in Hamilton, N.Y.

BU (18-8, 11-2 Patriot) trailed by 3 points after Colgate (9-15, 3-10) closed out the first half on an 8-0 run. The Terriers opened up the second half with 11 straight points to charge ahead by 8, the largest lead yet, and went on to lead by as many as 12 with 8:26 left to play.

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The Raiders hit three 3-pointers in the final minutes, but couldn’t overcome BU’s scoring streak. Both teams shot above 50 percent from the floor.

Murphy Burnatowski led the Raiders with 27 points, shooting 8-of-14 from the field.

The Terriers entered the game tied for first-place with American University in the Patriot League.

Connecticut 83, South Florida 40 — DeAndre Daniels scored 12 points to lead a balanced Huskies offense in a rout of the Bulls in Hartford.

Freshman Kentan Facey added 10 points for the 24th-ranked Huskies (19-5, 7-4 American Athletic Conference), who held the Bulls to just 12 baskets and 24 percent shooting.

Musa Abdul-Aleem had 8 points for South Florida (12-13, 3-9).

Syracuse 58, Pittsburgh 56 — Tyler Ennis made a 35-footer at the buzzer to help the No. 1 Orange remain unbeaten with a victory over the No. 25 host Panthers.

Syracuse (24-0, 11-0 ACC) remained one of two undefeated teams in Division 1 along with Wichita State.

Talib Zanna, who led Pitt (20-5, 8-4) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, had given Pitt a 56-55 lead with 4.4 seconds remaining with two free throws.

Villanova 87, DePaul 62 — Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points, JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points and 11 rebounds and the No. 6 Wildcats beat the host Blue Demons for their sixth straight win.

Villanova (22-2, 10-1 Big East) opened a three-game trip with its eighth consecutive victory against DePaul.

Brandon Young had a season-high 27 points for DePaul (10-15, 2-10).

Kentucky 64, Auburn 56 — Andrew Harrison scored 16 points to help the No. 14 Wildcats overcome shooting struggles and hold on for a victory over the host Tigers.

The Wildcats (19-5, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) won their fourth consecutive game despite making just 17 of 55 shots (30.8 percent).

They made 9 of 12 free throws over the final 2 minutes to put away the Tigers (11-11, 3-8) .

Memphis 76, Central Florida 70 — Joe Jackson scored 18 points and Shaq Goodwin added 14 as the No. 20 host Tigers used a late second half rally to defeat the Knights.

The Tigers (19-5, 8-3 American Athletic Conference) crafted a 15-2 run in the latter stages of the second half to break open a tight game. Tristan Spurlock led the Knights (9-13, 1-10) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Holy Cross 66, Army 63 — Dave Dudzinski scored 26 points and Justin Burrell added 10 with nine assists as the Crusaders won in Worcester.

The Crusaders (15-10, 9-4 Patriot) shot 43.1 percent from the field and hit 10 3-pointers. Malcolm Miller finished with 8 points and eight rebounds.

Dayton 76, Rhode Island 69 — Dyshawn Pierre scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to carry the host Flyers over the Rams.

Devin Oliver and Jordan Sibert added 10 points apiece for the Flyers (17-8, 5-5 Atlantic 10), who made 24 of 29 free throws.

E.C. Matthews scored 22 points for the Rams (11-14, 2-8), who shot 52 percent.

Binghamton 72, New Hampshire 71 — Marlon Beck scored 17 points, Jordan Reed scored 16 and both hit free throws that keyed the Bearcats’ overtime victory in Durham, N.H.

Beck was also fouled on a 3-point attempt with 4.6 seconds left in regulation and Binghamton (6-19, 3-9 America East Conference) trailing 62-59. He made all three free throws to force overtime.

Jordon Bronner led UNH (6-18, 4-7) with 19 points and 5 of 7 from 3-point range.

Hartford 91, Maine 79 — Taylor Dyson drained five 3-pointers and Evan Cooper added a pair to score 16 points apiece as the Hawks beat the host Black Bears.

The Hawks (12-14, 6-5 America East) hit 8 of 11 3-pointers in the second half to blunt Maine’s comeback tries.

Garet Beale scored a career-high 18 points for the Black Bears (5-19, 3-9).

Vermont 83, UMass-Lowell 58 — Ethan O’Day scored a team-high 18 points to lead the host Catamounts (16-9, 10-1 America East) to their fifth straight win and 12th in their last 13.

Women

Louisville 60, Temple 50 — Shoni Schimmel scored 21 points and the host No. 4 Cardinals (24-2, 12-1 American Athletic Conference) held off the Owls (12-12, 6-7).

Baylor 75, Texas Tech 58 — Odyssey Sims scored 30 points to lead the No. 7 Lady Bears (21-3, 11-1 Big 12) past the Lady Raiders (6-18, 0-13) in Lubbock, Texas, for their seventh win in a row.

Maine 60, Hartford 56 — Ashleigh Roberts and Liz Wood scored 13 points each to lift the visiting Black Bears (14-11, 8-4 America East) over the Hawks (9-15, 6-5).

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