Sacred Heart Edges UNH
Durham, n.h. — Steve Glowiak scored 17 points to help Sacred Heart snap a six-game losing streak with a 66-53 win over New Hampshire on Saturday.
The Pioneers (3-12) took the lead midway through the second half on a Glowiak 3-pointer that made it 37-36 and triggered an 18-1 run that finally put the otherwise tight game out of reach.
De’von Barnett contributed 15 points and six rebounds, while Louis Montes added 12 points for Sacred Heart, which shot 47 percent from the field and was 7 of 15 from beyond the arc.
New Hampshire (2-11, 0-1 America East) kept the game close, retaking the lead twice in the first half and again early in the second before Sacred Heart pulled away. The Wildcats have now lost 11 straight.
John Edwards led New Hampshire with 13 points and Jordon Bronner had 12.
Clemson 62, BC 60
Boston — K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jordan Roper had 15 points and Clemson hung on to win its league opener.
Rod Hall added 12 points for the Tigers (10-3, 1-0 ACC). It was their third victory in four games.
Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (4-11, 0-2) with 27 points, but missed the first of two free throws that could have tied it with 1.3 seconds left. Ryan Anderson had 13 points for the Eagles, who have lost seven of eight.
Rhode Island 74, LSU 70
Baton Rouge, La. — E.C. Matthews scored 21 points as Rhode Island held off a late rally and defeated LSU.
The 21 points matched Matthews’ season-high.
Princeton 80, Liberty 74
Lynchburg, Va. — T.J. Bray scored 24 points, one shy of his career high, and Ben Hazel added a career-best 18 as Princeton pulled away late to defeat Liberty.
The Tigers (11-2), who also got 12 points from Hans Brase, are off to their best 13-game start since the 1997-98 season.
Saint Louis 75, Yale 55
St. Louis — Rob Loe scored a season-high 19 points as Saint Louis prepped for conference play in beating Yale.
Yale (5-7) shot 50 percent in the first half but scored only 26 points in just 20 shooting tries after turning the ball over 12 times to the Billikens. Saint Louis is off to their best start since going 14-1 in the 1993-94 season and led 37-26 at the break.
Javier Duran led Yale scores with 13 points, while Justin Sears, averaging 17.3 ppg, was held to just 8 points.
La Salle 76, Penn 57
Philadelphia — Jerrell Wright scored 21 points and La Salle jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead en route to a victory over Pennsylvania.
Tony Hicks scored 16 points for the Quakers (2-10), including three 3-pointers, and Fran Dougherty added 14 points.