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UVM Rolls Past Harvard

Cambridge, Mass. — Sandro Carissimo netted a career-high 25 points as the Vermont men defeated Harvard 85-78 last night.

Carissimo also tied a career high with six assists while going 8 of 11 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Clancy Rugg pitched in 16 points off the bench and Luke Apfeld had 13 for the Catamounts (4-1), who knocked off an Ivy League opponent for the second straight game after beating Yale 65-52 last Wednesday. Vermont shot 0 for 6 from 3-point range in that win, but rebounded to make 8 of 17 (47.1 percent) last night.

Harvard’s Wesley Saunders — who tied a career high with 18 points against St. Joseph’s last Tuesday — set a career high with 21 points, and also had four steals and four assists.

Laurent Rivard had 17 points, including 4-of-9 shooting from 3-point range. The Crimson (2-3) was 9-of-16 shooting on 3-pointers.

No. 3 Michigan 79
No. 18 N.C. State 72

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Trey Burke had 18 points and 11 assists, and Michigan held off a late rally by North Carolina State.

Freshman Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines (6-0) with 20 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16, but it was Burke who controlled the game, equaling his previous career high of nine assists in the first half and going the whole game without a turnover.

No. 21 Minnesota 77
Florida St. 68

Tallahassee, Fla. — Joe Coleman scored 16 points, Rodney Williams added 14 and No. 21 Minnesota beat defending ACC champion Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Rodney Williams added 14 points, Austin Hollins 13 and Andre Hollins 12 for the Gophers, who never trailed.

Minnesota (7-1) led 38-25 at halftime and by as many as 21 in the second half.

Women

No. 3 Baylor 89, Rice 49

Houston — Brittney Griner scored a season-high 35 points and third-ranked Baylor cruised over Rice.

Playing a college basketball game in her hometown of Houston for the first time, Griner received a standing ovation from the predominantly Baylor-backing crowd when she was announced before the game.

The 6-foot-8 senior added nine rebounds and four blocks.

as Baylor (6-1) raced to a 46-17 halftime lead and never looked back.

When Griner was benched with more than 12 minutes remaining in the game, she had seven more points than Rice’s entire team.

Jessica Kuster scored 18 points for Rice (2-4) in the loss. The Owls missed 15 of their first 16 shots from the field and shot under 25 percent against Baylor’s stellar defense.

Baylor All-American point guard Odyssey Sims missed her fourth straight game since sustaining a strained hamstring in the Lady Bears’ loss to Stanford.