Harvard Edges Vermont
Boston — Sophomore Siyani Chambers scored a career-high 27, hitting all six of his 3-pointers, to lead Harvard to a 74-68 win over Vermont on Saturday.
Chambers scored 14 points in the last 10 minutes after the Catamounts (4-8) had rallied to take a 48-45 lead behind senior Sandro Carissimo, who scored a career-high 30. His back-to-back 3’s put Vermont up 47-45.
Harvard (10-1) won despite shooting 63 percent from the foul line (22-35) and getting out-rebounded 36-28. Kyle Casey added 11 points.
Candon Rusin had 12 points and Clancy Rugg had 10 with 11 rebounds for Vermont, which snagged 11 offensive rebounds.
After Vermont scored the first point of the game, Harvard raced to an 18-5 lead when Chambers hit his second 3. Chambers had 12 at halftime as the Crimson took a 36-31 lead.
Carissimo hit 11 of 19 shots, going 4-6 from 3-point range.
Boston U 83, Maryland 77
College Park, Md. — Boston University got 25 points from D.J. Irving and displayed far more poise than Maryland down the stretch, surprising the Terrapins to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Terriers (7-5) blew a 10-point halftime lead before using a 13-3 run to go up 70-61 with 3:44 left. Maryland (7-5) had no answer and ended up with its third defeat in five games.
Dom Morris scored 16 for BU, which was coming off a loss to Norfolk State and earlier lost to Eastern Washington and Harvard.
In this one, however, the Terriers were up to the challenge against an Atlantic Coast Conference foe.
Dez Wells led Maryland with 18 points and Evan Smotrycz had 15 points and 13 rebounds. But the Terrapins committed 17 turnovers and went 15 for 26 at the line.
Providence 94, Maine 70
Providence, r.i. — Kadeem Batts and Bryce Cotton each scored 22 points as Providence rolled to a victory over Maine.
A fifth-year senior, Batts notched the 1,000th point of his college career on a slam dunk in the first half. He joins Cotton and junior LaDontae Henton as current members of PC’s 1,000-point club.
Zarko Valjarevic led Maine (1-9) with 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point territory while Xavier Pollard added 15 points and five rebounds.