Wednesday’s college roundup: Harvard stops UMaine men in OT, 74-73
Chris Ledlum had 27 points and 15 rebounds as the Harvard men’s basketball team defeated UMaine 74-73 in overtime Wednesday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Idan Tretout added 17 points as a reserve for Harvard (9-5).
Gedi Juozapaitis led Maine (6-7) with 17 points and hit the game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation. Kellen Tynes had 15, four rebounds and four assists. Kristians Feierbergs added 12.
The Black Bears have lost three in a row.
(2) UCONN 74, VILLANOVA 66: Jordan Hawkins scored 22 points to lead UConn (14-0, 3-0 Big East) over Villanova (7-6, 1-1).
Freshman Alex Karaban added 15 points and Andre Jackson Jr. 10 for the Huskies.
(7) TENSEE 63, MISSISSIPPI 59: Santiago Vescovi scored 22 points and combined with Zakai Zeigler to make six free throws in the final 1:09 to help Tennessee (11-2) top Mississippi (8-5) in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
(10) GONZAGA 120, EAST OREGON 42: Drew Timme had 18 points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes, Efton Reid III added a season-high 16 points and host Gonzaga (11-3) moved past NAIA member Oregon East to set a program record for largest margin of victory .
It was the first time Gonzaga had beaten an opponent by more than 70 points. Gonzaga’s previous best was a 61-point win against Denver in 2018-19, and the Zags also beat Eastern Oregon by 60 in 2001.
(13) VIRGINIA 66, ALBANY 46: Armaan Franklin scored 20 points, Jayden Gardner scored 16 and host Virginia (9-2) ended a two-game skid past Albany (5-10).
(18) TCU 103, ARKANSAS CENTRAL 57: Emanuel Miller had 20 points with 10 rebounds and host TCU (11-1) extended its winning streak to nine games by beating Central Arkansas (5-8).
MISSOURI 89, (19) KENTUCKY 75: Kobe Brown scored 30 points in a dominant performance, D’Moi Hodge added 15 and host Missouri (12-1) blew out Kentucky (8-4) on the night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
(20) AUBURN 61, FLORIDA 58: Chris Moore got a steal in the final seconds and Wendell Green Jr. made a streak at the buzzer as host Auburn (11-2) topped Florida (7-6) in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
ONEONTA 55, SOUTHERN MAINE 51: Meg Nardelli hit two free throws with three seconds left in regulation and the Red Dragons (8-3) beat the Huskies (2-6) in the D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas.
Nardelli and Clara Culleton had 11 points for Oneonta.
Vanessa Vaughan had 20 points to lead USM.
(14) MICHIGAN 76, NEBRASKA 59: Leigha Brown scored 20 points and visiting Michigan (12-1, 2-0 Big Ten Conference) beat Nebraska (10-4, 2-1), giving coach Kim Barnes Arico her 500th career win .
NOW Military: Riley Leonard ran for two touchdowns and threw for 173 yards, and Duke capped an impressive first season under Mike Elko with a 30-13 victory over UCF in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Blue Devils (9-4) have won four straight, although this was their first appearance in one since 2018. Jordan Moore ran for a touchdown in the first quarter and then Duke took control in the second.
UCF (9-5) has lost three of its last four games this season.
NOW FREE: KJ Jefferson passed to Rashod Dubinion for a 2-point conversion in the third overtime and Arkansas held off a furious second-half rally by Kansas for a 55-53 victory in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Jayhawks rallied from 25 points down in the second half to force overtime, but failed on a 2-point pass from Jason Bean to Lawrence Arnold, ending a 4 1/2-hour marathon.
TEXAS TECH: Coach Joey McGuire has a new six-year contract with a raise after leading the Red Raiders to their first Big 12 winning record since 2009 in his debut.
The six-year, $26.6 million deal has annual raises of $100,000, capped at $4.6 million in the final season in 2028. That does not include performance bonuses.
LSU: Receiver Kayshon Boutte has reconsidered his recent decision to remain with the Tigers in 2023 and will instead declare for the NFL draft.
Boutte’s announcement on a verified social media account came hours after coach Brian Kelly announced that Boutte was not available to play against Purdue in the Citrus Bowl on Monday but was still enrolled for the spring semester.
Tuesday’s college roundup: Buffalo defeats Georgia Southern in the Camellia Bowl
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