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Providence guard Kris Dunn (3) blocks a shot by Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Providence, R.I., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

College roundup

No. 20 Providence ends skid with 75-72 win over Georgetown

Rodney Bullock scored 23 points and the Friars held off the Hoyas to end their slide at three games.

Hanley Ramirez and Cam Newton.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Let’s ease up on Hanley Ramirez, and pile on Cam Newton

How did Hanley become the poster child for everything that was wrong with the Red Sox? And where do we start with Cam?

Bob Ryan

While the NBA has four true contenders, the NCAA is up for grabs

Unlike the pro circuit, where only four elite teams have a shot at the title, the college game is wide open.

No. 1 BC women clinch top seed

The No. 1 Boston College women’s hockey team clinched the top seed in the Hockey East tournament

Boston, MA - 02/12/16 - Boston University Terriers forward Mike Moran (11) broke a scoreless tie late in the second period on a breakaway goal scored on Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks goalie Kevin Boyle (33) for the 1-0 lead. BU-UMass Lowell at Agganis Arena. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Correspondent, Topic: 13BU-UM-Lowell, LOID: 8.2.1603970115.

BU 2, UMass Lowell 1

BU tips UMass Lowell in overtime in Hockey East showdown

Freshman Jordan Greenway won it for the Terriers with a goal just 29 seconds into the extra period.

Marquette's Henry Ellenson is fouled by Providence's Ben Bentil as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Joe Sullivan | On college basketball

Best freshman in the country: Marquette’s Henry Ellenson

Ellenson’s been overlooked, but plays a great all-around game, inside and out, averaging 16.6 ppg and 10.1 rpg.

14nocatch- ***warning: image lo res, do not use for more than 2 columns *** Former Williams College hockey player Bobby Moss of North Reading. (Family handout)

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Hockey took North Reading’s Bobby Moss to Europe and back

After captaining Phillips Andover and Williams to unprecedented success, he took his game to France for a year.

14socatch- ABC6 reporter Ana Bottary of Hull. (ABC6/Providence)

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Hull’s Ana Bottary taking her best shot as a broadcaster

A prolific scorer on the lacrosse field at Curry College, the 25-year-old is making her way as a television reporter in Providence.

14socollege- Bowdoin College goalie Peter Cronin of Norwell. (Bowdoin College)

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Norwell’s Peter Cronin has backstopped Bowdoin hockey to six straight wins

The Boston College High product has stepped up as a sophomore starter for coach Terry Meagher.

14sonoteworthy- Daniel Webster men's basketball player Rondell Best. (Daniel Webster)

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Walpole’s Noelle Boran captured the Female Featherweight title at the 70th Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship on Feb. 5.

14nocollege- Fairfield basketball player Lizzy Ball. (Fairfield)

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Essex’s Lizzy Ball is on point for Fairfield women’s basketball

The senior floor leader is pacing the MAAC in assists for the 13-10 Stags while preparing for a career as a nurse practioner.

14nonoteworthy- Stonehill College basketball player Joel Berroa. (Stonehill)

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Methuen’s Jesus Flores won the heavyweight title in the open division at the 70th annual Lowel Golden Gloves Championship.

14wecatch- Cecelia Wilcox Margargee with her family. (Left to right) Cecelia's husband Scott, son Jack, son Luke, daughter Sammie and Cecilia. (Family handout)

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Newton South grad Cecelia (Wilcox) Magargee points to teamwork as foundation for success

A two-sport standout at Tufts University, she has carved put a business career as an event planner/producer at the University of Virginia.

14wenoteworthy- Boston University basketball player Sarah Hope. (Boston University)

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Medway’s Sarah Hope buried the winning shot with 0.6 seconds left to lift the BU women’s basketball team to a 51-49 win over Navy.

The Boston Pride players paid tribute to Denna Laing by forming her college number 14 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center Sunday night.

Stricken women’s hockey player thanks supporters on Facebook

Denna Laing of the Boston Pride, who has a significant spinal injury, made her first comments since her injury Dec. 31.

14wecollege- Union College basketball player Natalie Leone of Ashland. (Union College)

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Ashland’s Natalie Leone embraces leading role on and off the court at Union

Junior co-captain has helped pilot the Dutchwomen to a 14-6 mark with her play on the perimeter and in the paint.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Oregon on Jan. 6.

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Paul Pierce welcomed back with cheers, mock beating

During introductions prior to the Celtics’ 139-134 overtime win Wednesday, a large group of Los Angeles Clippers jokingly mauled teammate Paul Pierce, at least one appearing to make stabbing motions.

COLLEGE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

UNH may be getting hot at the right time

The Wildcats are vying for home ice in the first round of the Hockey East tournament as the season hits the stretch run.

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams questions a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Williams expected to rejoin Tar Heels

Hall of Fame coach OK after suffering a bout of vertigo on the sidelines during Tuesday night’s win at Boston College.

BC guard Eli Carter (game-high 26 points) drove on North Carolina guard Nate Britt during the first half.

North Carolina 68, Boston College 65

Upset? No, but BC gives North Carolina a scare

Tar Heels coach Roy Williams collapsed in the second half with vertigo symptons as the upset-minded Eagles fell to the ninth-ranked Tar Heels.

North Carolina coach Roy Williams questioned a call during the first half.

North Carolina coach Roy Williams collapses during game at BC

Williams, 65, was overcome by vertigo symptoms during the second half of Tuesday’s game.

Women’s Beanpot | BC 7, Northeastern 0

Unbeaten BC pounds Northeastern in women’s Beanpot

BC ran its winning streak to 30 straight games with its shutout.

BU's Jordan Greenway crashed into BC goalie Thatcher Demko in the third period.

Stellar goaltending made Beanpot an instant classic

BC’s Thatcher Demko and BU’s Sean Maguire were impenetrable through three periods Monday night.

Jim Christian is in his second season as Boston College’s men’s basketball coach.

Q&A: BC coach Jim Christian discusses difficult season

The men’s basketball team is off to an 0-10 start in conference play, but the coach sees improvement.

BC's Zach Sanford celebrated after teammate Alex Tuch (not pictured) scored the game-winner in overtime.

BEANPOT | BC 1, BU 0 (OT)

Boston College makes Beanpot history with 1-0 victory

Boston College won the lowest-scoring Beanpot final when Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into the extra session.

Eli Carter and the Eagles ran into a brick wall in the form of Nate Britt and the Tar Heels on Jan. 30 when BC lost in North Carolina, 82-69.

UNC at Boston College | 8 p.m.

BC basketball’s next challenge: No. 9 North Carolina

The Eagles have lost their last 10 games, all in conference play and all by 10 points or more.

Only one puck got past BU goaltender and Beanpot MVP Sean Maguire, who made 41 saves on the night.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On college hockey

BU goaltender Sean Maguire shined amid the gloom

Maguire made 41 saves and was named Beanpot MVP, despite BU’s loss in the final to rival BC.

BU hockey coach David Quinn on his team’s gambling allegations: “The NCAA investigated and found it was an isolated incident,” Quin told the Boston Herald.

Beanpot notebook

BU gambling probe over, report says

BU coach David Quinn told the Herald that an NCAA investigation turned up nothing.

The TD Garden lights went out midway through the first period because of a power outage.

A lights-out Beanpot at TD Garden

A power outage that caused an interruption in the first period was reminiscent of the 1988 Stanley Cup Final at the old Garden.

Northeastern's Zach Aston-Reese (12) beat Harvard goalie Michael Lackey (35) in the third period, putting the Huskies ahead, 4-1.

Northeastern 5, Harvard 1

Northeastern tramples Harvard in Beanpot consolation

The Huskies, denied a spot in the championship last Monday, are unbeaten in 10 of 11 games.

Roderick Bobbitt (center) and Hawaii defeated Cal Poly, 75-60, on Saturday.

Joe Sullivan | ON College basketball

3,000 miles apart, Yale and Hawaii post landmark victories

For the first time, Yale is 6-0 in the Ivy League and Hawaii won its first four conference road games

BU goalie Sean Maguire has won his last five starts, allowing a total of seven goals.

Beanpot final: bc vs. bu | 7:30 p.m. (NESN)

BU goalie Sean Maguire back after long recovery from concussion

The Terriers goalie will be between the pipes Monday, hoping to secure BU another Beanpot title.

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham (left) tied the record for most points in a women’s basketball game (60) on Sunday.

SPORTS LOG

Minnesota guard scores 60 points, ties single-game mark

Rachel Banham led the Gophers past Northwestern in double overtime, 112-106.

Oklahoma’s Ryan Spangler tried to get a shot over Kansas State’s Dean Wade.

College roundup: Top 2 men’s basketball teams fall

Kansas State stunned No. 1 Oklahoma, while Notre Dame rallied late to knock off No. 2 North Carolina.

Freshman defenseman Casey Fitzgerald (left) followed his brother Ryan, a junior forward, to BC after spending a season with the US National Team Development Program. Both committed to BC during their freshman seasons at Malden Catholic.

BEANPOT FINAL: BC VS. BU | MONDAY, 7:30 P.M. (NESN)

BC’s Fitzgerald brothers fired up for Beanpot final

Casey and Ryan Fitzgerald will skate for the Eagles Monday when they face BU for a 22nd time in the Beanpot title game.

Jay Henderson and Louisville were able to keep Sammy Barnes-Thompkins and BC at arm’s length.

LOUISVILLE 79, BOSTON COLLEGE 47

BC still winless in ACC after Louisville rout

The Eagles, 0-10 in conference play, have lost every ACC game by at least 10 points.

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Boston College men’s hockey beats UNH, 4-3

Fourth-ranked Eagles win third straight while BU rolls to fifth victory in a row to set up Monday’s Beanpot final.

Miami guard Angel Rodriguez (13) tries to block the path of Northeastern's T.J Williams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Northeastern won 78-77. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Northeastern basketball hits midwinter cold spell

Despite a 1-8 skid, coach Bill Coen believes his team can still compete with the best.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, Louisville coach Rick Pitino yells during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Louisville has scheduled an unexpected press conference on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, that will include university President James Ramsey, athletic director Tom Jurich and men's basketball coach Pitino. The subject of the press conference is unclear. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Louisville men’s basketball team self-imposes postseason ban

University president James Ramsey said an athletic department investigation revealed recruiting violations.

Paul Pasqualoni brings 43 years of coaching experience to The Heights.

BC adds Paul Pasqualoni, Rich Gunnell to football staff

Pasqualoni, the former UConn and Syracuse head coach, will be in charge of the defensive line.

07nonoteworthy- Tufts University basketball player Melissa Baptista. (Tufts University)

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Tufts University Melissa Baptista scored 13 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to power the Jumbos to their 12th straight win.

07nocatch- Heather Hover Seddelmeyer. (handout)

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Heather Hover Seddelmeyer still on the court, teaching the game

Former Masconomet Regional and Ohio Wesleyan basketball stalwart runs Rivals girls’ basketball program

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Olivia Murphy has aced the boards on the court at UMass Boston

The 6-foot senior forward from Canton has racked 1,000-plus points and rebounds for the Beacons.

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Southborough’s Zach Marcoulier has pinned down academics, wrestling at Roger Williams

Senior from Southborough has racked up a 14-3 mark at 157 pounds for perennial Division 3 power.

07wecatch- Gary Fay. (handout)

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As a player (BU) and coach (Northeastern), Gary Fay has hoisted the Beanpont

A former high-scoring defenseman for Jack Parker, the Brookline High grad now flies in from Zurich to watch the tourney.

07wenoteworthy- Trinity swimmer Doug Curtin. (Trinity)

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Merrimack College junior Carly Muscaro of Ashland set the New England indoor college record in the 400 meters.

Providence's Kyron Cartwright, right, in action against Villanova's Josh Hart, left, during the second half of an NCAA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. Providence won 82-76 in overtime. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

It’s time for Providence to win a big home game

With No. 3 Villanova in town, the Friars need to reverse a troubling trend.

07nocollege- Saint Anselm hockey player Mark Meads of Middleton. (Saint Anselm)

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Middleton’s Mark Meads making sweet music on the ice at Saint Anselm College

When he is hitting the drums with his band ‘High Sticking’, senior assistant captain has racked up a career-high 20 points.

07sonoteworthy- Garrison Duvivier. (Gordon College)

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Gordon College freshman Garrisson Duvivier of Brockton averaged 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in a pair of wins.

Boston, MA - 02/02/16 - Northeastern Huskies forward Halle Silva (5) and Northeastern Huskies forward Paige Savage (28) rush to join the celebration after a second period goal put NU ro 2-1 over the Boston University Terriers. BU vs. NU Women's Beanpot at Walter Brown Arena. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Correspondent, Topic: 03Women's Beanpot, LOID: 8.2.1445561551.

COLLEGE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

NU eager for a shot at BC in women’s Beanpot

BC has won 28 straight, but the Huskies have a win streak of their own — and revenge on their mind.