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UNH hockey team salvages one point in weekend series with Vermont

Saturday, February 13, 2016

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team came into the weekend looking to build momentum for a serious playoff push. Instead, it became a salvage job. Trailing by two goals early in the second period Saturday night and in danger of getting swept, the Wildcats rallied for a 2-2, overtime result with Vermont at the Whittemore Center. …

No. 2 Maryland falls out of Big Ten lead with loss to Wisconsin

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Wisconsin shut down No. 2 Maryland in the decisive first half and held on for a 70-57 victory Saturday night, ending the Terrapins’ 27-game home …

Franklin Pierce cancels remainder of hockey season due to ‘hazing incident’

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Franklin Pierce University canceled the rest of its men’s hockey season – which had three games remaining, including one last night – due to what …

Opportunity wasted for UNH hockey team in 3-2 loss to Vermont

Saturday, February 13, 2016

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team’s season didn’t hinge on Friday night’s game with Vermont. It would be hyperbolic to call it a must win. But it was an opportunity. An opportunity for the Wildcats to help themselves, to make their road to the …

UNH men’s basketball edges Albany on Leissner’s three-point play

Friday, February 12, 2016

Tanner Leissner’s three-point play gave New Hampshire the lead with 15.4 seconds left and the Wildcats held on Thursday night to beat Albany, 69-68. Evan Singletary pulled up for a contested 3-point attempt that missed long as time expired for Albany (20-7, 9-3 America East). Leissner finished with …

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NBA Bulls guard Butler out 3-4 weeks with knee sprain CHICAGO – Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee and will be replaced in this weekend’s All-Star Game by Chicago …

UNH men beat Maine, 88-75; women fall to Black Bears, 59-55

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams split their games with Maine on Monday, with the men winning, 88-75, at home for their third straight victory, and the women falling at Maine, 59-55. UNH (14-9, 7-3 America East) led by five at the half, 43-38, and Maine (8-16, …

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win over South Carolina

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – UConn Coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson – and fretting about their departure next season. …

BC beats BU in OT in first 1-0 Beanpot game in 64-year history

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

BOSTON – Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in the tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a …

No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn’s Stewart

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s best player a quarter-century …

Nothing new, rivals BU, BC meet again for Beanpot

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON – Boston College and Boston University had tougher times than usual in reaching the Beanpot championship game. It didn’t matter, though. BU or BC have owned the Beanpot tournament in recent history. For the 22nd time in the event’s 64-year history, the schools meet in the title …

UNH basketball teams sweep Binghamton

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams pulled off a sweep of Binghamton on Saturday, with the men winning, 59-55, on the road and the women winning, 64-69, at home. Tanner Leissner had 21 points, Jaleen Smith had 16 and they made all the big plays down the …