The Boston University men’s basketball team upset South Carolina, 78-70, at Columbia, S.C., Tuesday night. “Just getting into the paint, being poised, jump-stopping, pump-faking,” the Terriers’ Javante McCoy said after scoring 17 points. BU (3-2) drained nine 3-pointers and recorded 15 assists on 27 field goals, turning a 60-60 game with seven minutes to go into the school’s first win over a current SEC member. South Carolina dropped to 3-1.
Northeastern destroys Holy Cross
National scoring leader Jordan Roland scored 28 points in 27 minutes and Northeastern set a program record for largest margin of victory in a 101-44 dismantling of Holy Cross at Worcester. Roland made 11 of 13 shots, including 6 of 7 on 3-pointers, for the Huskies (3-2). Drew Lowder had 10 points for the Crusaders (0-4).
Vermont just short against Virginia
Mamadi Diakite scored 19 points and No. 7 Virginia withstood a 3-point shooting display by Anthony Lamb to beat Vermont, 61-55, at Charlottesville, Va. Lamb scored 30 for Vermont (4-1), including 25 in the second half, to nearly match the point total of the Cavaliers’ first two opponents of the season, who each managed just 34 points . . . Luwane Pipkins scored 18 points to lead six Providence players in double figures in a 93-56 rout of Merrimack at Providence.
UConn women stomp on Virginia
Megan Walker scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half and the fourth-ranked UConn women’s basketball team blew out Virginia, 83-44, at Hartford . . . Queen Egbo had 16 points and 10 rebounds and No. 2 Baylor (4-0) survived its first true test in a 58-46 win over No. 22 South Florida (4-1) at Waco.
Astros probe will linger into 2020
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and said he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks. Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers said when he was with Houston in 2017, the Astros stole signs during home games by using a camera positioned in center field, The Athletic reported last week.
More charges for Pirates pitcher?
Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez is facing additional charges stemming from an alleged illegal sexual relationship with an underage girl. Authorities in Westmoreland (Pa.) County filed 21 new charges against Vázquez, including 10 counts of child pornography and 10 counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor. The 28-year-old already was facing charges including statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors.
Irving to miss third straight game
Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving will miss a third straight game with a right shoulder injury. The All-Star guard wouldn’t play Wednesday when the Nets host Charlotte.
Canada stuns US in Davis Cup
Canada beat the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time, defeating the Americans, 2-0, at Madrid on the second day of the revamped team competition to end a run of 15 straight losses . . . Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34 seconds in, Jordan Morris also had two goals and the United States routed Cuba, 4-0, at George Town, Cayman Islands, to reach the semifinals of the first CONCACAF Nations League.