College Sports

Connecticut guard Moriah Jefferson, right, protects the ball from South Florida guard Shalethia Stringfield during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, March 2, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

No. 2 Virginia Prevails

Monday, March 2, 2015

Syracuse, n.y. — Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year. This was the supreme test for the offensively challenged Orange (18-12, 9-8), who had averaged 58 points in the three previous …

No. 5 Wisconsin Earns Share of Big Ten Title

Monday, March 2, 2015

Madison, Wis. — Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State. Kaminsky celebrated Senior Day with a dominating performance, going 11 of 17 …

College Roundup: Big Green Hoop Sweeps Cornell

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover, n.h. — Junior Lakin Roland finished with 17 points and sophomore Fanni Szabo had 16 as the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team defeated Cornell, 54-35, on Senior Night at Leede Arena. Sophomore Katie Vareika chipped in nine points all from the outside and the Big Green (13-13, 3-9 Ivy League) shot 38.5 …

New England/Ivy Basketball: Crimson Tames Lions

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Wesley Saunders scored 21 points and the Harvard men rebounded from a loss at Cornell to beat Columbia, 80-70 Saturday night and set up a first-place showdown at home against Yale in the penultimate Ivy League game Friday night. Harvard (20-6, 10-2) owned sole-possession of …

After Derailing Bobcats, Big Green Gets Ready for Tigers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover — The 10th-ranked Quinnipiac men’s hockey team came into Thompson Arena on Saturday night, looking to cap its regular season by pushing its unbeaten streak to 14 games (10-0-3). What it met was a senior-laden Dartmouth team …

College Basketball: No. 1 Kentucky Cruises

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 on Saturday to win the SEC regular-season title. The long-awaited marquee matchup of the SEC’s top two …

Women’s College Hoop: Top-Ranked UConn Routs Memphis

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Storrs, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points in her final home game to lead top-ranked UConn to an 87-24 rout of Memphis on Saturday, helping the Huskies secure their second straight regular-season championship in the American Athletic Conference. Breanna Stewart added 20 points and eight rebounds for …

Bulldogs Pull Into First-Place Tie With Crimson

Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Haven, Conn. — Justin Sears had 28 points and 12 rebounds on Friday night and Yale’s men’s basketball team beat Princeton 81-60 to move into a first-place tie with Harvard in the Ivy League. Javier Duren added 19 points and Sears scored 17 of his points in …

College Roundup: Big Green Women Drop Playoff Opener

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Potsdam, n.y. — Six goals by five skaters propelled top-seeded Clarkson past the eighth-seeded Dartmouth women’s hockey team, 6-0, in the first game of the ECAC quarterfinal on Friday. The Big Green dipped to 13-14-2 on the season, while the Golden Knights improved to 23-9-3. Clarkson (29-9-3) found …

Tennis Balls Fall, Green Soars

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s hockey team’s five-month schedule has, for the moment, come down to the final game of the regular season. When Quinnipiac visits Thompson Arena tonight, there will potentially be a double reward on …

Whither the Mid-Range Jumper? A Standard Part of College Hoop Playbook Is Vanishing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ames, Iowa — The mid-range jumper used to be a staple of college basketball playbooks. Now, the shot isn’t as essential as it used to be — it seems to be fading away. Many college teams, including Iowa …

No. 1 Kentucky Now 28-0

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Starkville, Miss. — Top-ranked Kentucky fought off a slow start to cruise to a 74-56 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night to keep its undefeated season on track. Trey Lyles scored a career-high 18 points and Aaron …

Court-Storming Melee Puts Spotlight on Safety

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Manhattan, Kan. — More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State’s stunning upset of rival Kansas, they …