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South Carolina guard Tiffany Mitchell, right, dribbles around Kentucky guard Taylor Murray, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Kentucky 78-68. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

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 ago. Now, it’s up to Staley to gameplan against Stewart when the second-ranked Gamecocks (22-0) take on the No. 1 Huskies (22-0) …

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 …

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 …

Small guards making big impression as top scorers in college basketball

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Some of college basketball’s smallest players are putting up some of its biggest numbers. One of the funkier quirks of a season full of them is that four of the country’s top five scorers entering Friday’s games were …

No. 1 Oklahoma survives challenge by Simmons, Louisiana State

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Buddy Hield made seven of his eight 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a 32-point performance, Isaiah Cousins hit a go-ahead jumper with 4 seconds left and No. 1 Oklahoma overcame a 14-point deficit to …

UNH men’s basketball team edges UMBC, 84-81, while women fall, 65-55

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Jaleen Smith had 21 points, six rebounds and four assists to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to an 84-81 victory over UMBC on Saturday. Jacoby Armstrong finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Tanner Leissner and Pat McNamara each had 12 points for …

UNH hockey team earns weekend split with defending champion Providence

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kyle Smith scored a pair of goals as the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team rallied from a goal down to beat Providence, 3-1, on Saturday for a split of the two-game series in Rhode Island. Erik Foley gave the Friars (17-5-4, 8-3-3 Hockey East) the lead …

UNH hockey loses seventh straight, falls to No. 4 Providence

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Tyler Kelleher goal brought the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team within a goal late, but the Wildcats were unable to find the equalizer before losing to No. 4 Providence, 3-1, on Friday. Trevor Mingoia and Mark Jankowski scored in the second and third periods, respectively, …

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas picked for All-Star team by coaches

Friday, January 29, 2016

NEW YORK – Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were picked Thursday for the Western Conference team, giving the NBA champion Golden State Warriors three All-Stars for the first time in 40 years. Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Houston’s James Harden, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, the Clippers’ Chris Paul and New …

O’Day’s sharp shooting leads Vermont basketball past New Hampshire

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ethan O’Day scored 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field and Vermont won its third straight game by beating New Hampshire, 66-50, Wednesday night. Kurt Steidl added 13 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (13-9, 5-2 America East). O’Day and Steidl scored 20 of Vermont’s 31 first-half …

Big East looks like beast, NCAA Tournament to tell tale

Monday, January 25, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. – When the Big East underwent its metamorphosis in 2013 and returned to its basketball-centric roots, the question was whether the conference could recapture the magic of its heyday. The initial answer wasn’t promising. Four of its 10 teams reached the NCAA Tournament and none made …

UNH’s Leissner is America East Player of the Week

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sophomore Tanner Leissner, who led the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to three wins last week, was named America East Player of the Week on Monday. In wins over Maine (99-91), UMass Lowell (78-76) and Hartford (84-71), Leissner scored 74 points (24.7 per game) and grabbed …

UNH men beat Hartford, 84-71; women falter, 48-44

Monday, January 25, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams split their games against Hartford on Sunday, with the men winning, 84-71, and the women losing, 48-44. Ronnel Jordan scored three times his average with a career-high 25 points and five 3-pointers as UNH ganged up on Hartford to try to …