Boston University Outlasts Vermont, 64-59
Burlington — John Papale scored a career-high 19 points to help Boston University complete the season sweep of Vermont, 64-59 last night.
Dom Morris posted 12 points and 10 rebounds while D.J. Irving, the Terriers’ leading scorer, balanced a rough shooting night — the guard made 2 of 11 shots — with six assists.
The game was close throughout, with 15 lead changes and eight ties. Neither team led by more than five until Travis Robinson followed a Papale 3-pointer with two free throws to give Boston a 57-51 advantage with 1:14 left.
The Catamounts (16-8, 9-3 America East) cut it to 59-55 with 38 seconds showing but were outscored 5-4 the rest of the way.
Boston (14-11, 8-4) shot just 39 percent (22 of 56) but made 13 of 15 free throws, compared to 11 of 15 for Vermont.
Brian Voelkel had 10 points and 12 boards for Vermont.
No. 7 Florida 69
No. 25 Kentucky 52
Gainesville, Fla. — Scottie Wilbekin had 14 points and eight assists, Pat Young recorded his sixth double-double of the season and Florida handled Kentucky.
The Gators (20-3, 10-1 SEC) snapped a five-game losing streak in the series, and coach Billy Donovan improved to 2-7 against Kentucky’s John Calipari.
This one solidified Florida’s spot atop the league standings.
The Wildcats (17-7, 8-3) lost for the first time in six games, and it may have been costly.
Nerlens Noel, the nation’s leading shot-blocker, injured his left knee in the second half and did not return.
No. 1 Baylor 89
Texas Tech 47
Waco, Texas — Brittney Griner had 10 points and 11 rebounds and the top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears moved closer to another Big 12 title with their 52nd consecutive home win.
Griner, the two-time All-American senior, also had seven blocked shots and five assists while leading four players scoring in double figures for Baylor.
Along with their nation’s best home winning streak have several other impressive winning streaks, the Lady Bears have won 21 games in a row overall and 35 consecutive Big 12 regular-season games.
No. 3 UConn 105
Providence, r.i. — Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis scored 17 points and Kelly Faris aded 16 to lead No. 3 Connecticut over Providence for the Huskies fourth 100-point game this season.
Faris, who was making her 100th consecutive start, hit six of her eight shots, and added six rebounds and five assists.
Mosqueda-Lewis, the nation’s leading 3-point shooter, had three more for the Huskies (23-1, 10-1 Big East), who had six players in double figures.
Brianna Edwards had 17 points to lead Providence (7-17, 2-9), and Tori Rule added 11.