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College roundup: Yale’s loss puts Harvard on top

Alex Rosenberg scored 18 points and Columbia dealt Yale a 62-46 loss Sunday in New York, dropping the Bulldogs a game behind Harvard in the Ivy League.

Harvard, which beat Princeton on Saturday, travels to Yale (14-10, 8-2) on March 7.

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Columbia (17-10, 6-4) used a 9-0 run midway through the first half — including a 3-pointer by Steve Frankoski — to go up, 19-10, en route to taking a 30-23 lead at the break.

Armani Cotton scored 15 points to pace Yale.

Michigan 79, Michigan State 70 — Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and the No. 20 Wolverines beat the No. 13 Spartans in Ann Arbor to take over first place in the Big Ten.

Caris LeVert added 23 points for Michigan (19-7, 11-3), which won both regular-season meetings against its in-state rival.

Gary Harris scored 21 points for Michigan State (22-6, 11-4).

Creighton 72, Seton Hall 71 — Doug McDermott had 29 points to become one of the top-10 scorers in college basketball history, and the No. 11 Bluejays (23-4, 13-2) survived shaky free throw shooting at the end to get past the visiting Pirates (14-13, 5-9) and take over first place in the Big East.

SMU 64, UConn 55 — Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead the visiting Mustangs (22-6, 11-4 American Athletic) over the No. 21 Huskies for a sweep of their season series.

The Mustangs’ defense held UConn (21-6, 9-5) to 16 baskets and just under 30 percent shooting. The Huskies’ guard tandem of Ryan Boatright and Shabazz Napier combined to shoot 8 for 28.

Bucknell 63, BU 53 — Cameron Ayers had 11 points and led a second-half surge that gave the visiting Bison a win over the Terriers.

Bucknell (14-13, 9-7 Patriot) scored only 29 points in the first 29 minutes before it outscored BU, 34-17, to finish the game.

Nathan Dieudonne led BU (20-9, 13-3) with 13 points. The Terriers still have a one-game lead over American in the Patriot.

Providence 87, Butler 81 — Bryce Cotton had 28 points — 11 straight in the first half — to lead the Friars (18-10, 8-7 Big East) past the host Bulldogs (12-15, 2-13).

Vermont 72, Hartford 47 — Sandro Carissimo and Candon Rusin each scored 17 points and fueled a 22-6 second-half run that sent the host Catamounts (19-9, 13-1 America East) to an easy win over the Hawks (14-15, 8-6).

Vermont maintained its one-game lead over Stony Brook with two games left to play and will host the Seawolves on Thursday.

Stony Brook 83, Maine 79 — Xavier Pollard and Till Gloger each scored 21 points for the host Black Bears (5-21, 3-11), but Carson Puriefoy scored 24 points and the Seawolves (20-8, 12-2) held on for a key America East win.

Holy Cross 74, Navy 57 — Dave Dudzinski had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the host Crusaders (17-11, 11-5 Patriot) built a 20-point halftime lead and coasted past the Midshipmen (9-18, 4-12).

Women’s basketball

Notre Dame 81, Duke 70 — Kayla McBride scored 31 points and the No. 2 Fighting Irish jumped to an 18-point lead in beating the No. 7 Blue Devils in South Bend, Ind., to claim the Atlantic Coast Conference title in their inaugural season in the league.

 The Irish (27-0, 14-0) won their third straight regular-season league title, the first two in the Big East. Duke (24-4, 11-3) saw its streak of four ACC regular-season titles end.

Louisville 72, Rutgers 58 — Asia Taylor had 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead the No. 3 Cardinals (27-2, 15-1 American Athletic) to the easy home win over the No. 25 Scarlet Knights (20-6, 11-4).

South Carolina 69, Florida 55 — Tiffany Mitchell scored 20 points and the No. 4 Gamecocks (25-2, 13-1 SEC) breezed past the visiting Gators (17-10, 7-7).

Stanford 65, UCLA 56 — Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds and the No.5 Cardinal (26-2, 15-1) beat the Bruins (12-16, 6-10) in Los Angeles to clinch their 14th straight Pac-12 regular-season title.

Maryland 79, Georgia Tech 62 — Alyssa Thomas had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the No. 8 Terrapins (22-5, 10-4 ACC) never trailed in a rout of the host Yellow Jackets (17-10, 7-7).

Tennessee 56, Missouri 50 — Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and the 10th-ranked Lady Vols (22-5, 11-3 SEC) used a 22-5 run in the second half to build a 16-point lead and beat the Tigers (16-11, 5-9).

Women’s hockey

BC 5, BU 1 — At Walter Brown Arena, Andie Anastos and Emily Pfalzer each had a goal and two assists and the fifth-ranked Eagles (25-5-3, 18-2-1 Hockey East) closed out the regular season with a weekend sweep of the Terriers (21-12-1, 14-7-0).

Northeastern 4, UNH 2 — Brittany Esposito had a hat trick and the Huskies (18-13-2, 13-6-2) pulled away to down the host Wildcats (9-22-2, 4-15-2) and earn the third seed for next weekend’s Hockey East tournament.

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