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February 28, 2015 - 3:17pm
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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Matt Miller scored a season-high 24 points and New Hampshire concluded the regular season with a 65-56 victory over Maine on Saturday.

The Wildcats (18-11, 11-5) finished with their second-most victories in school history, just a win shy of the 1994-95 squad. UNH, as the No. 4 seed, will host No. 5 Hartford in the first round of the America East tournament on Wednesday.

Jaleen Smith added 12 points and Jacoby Armstrong 10 with...

February 28, 2015 - 3:07pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — J.C. Show scored 20 points, including two key free throws with 21 seconds left, to help Bucknell beat American University 71-69 on Saturday, as the Bison clinched the Patriot League regular season title.

Show's free throws gave Bucknell a 70-66 lead. American's Pee Wee Gardner drove the lane and found Jalen Rhea in the corner for a 3-pointer to make it 70-69 with 12 seconds left. Bucknell was whistled for a five-second violation on the inbounds play....

February 28, 2015 - 3:04pm
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EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Dan Trist scored 24 points — 20 in the first half — and Lafayette held on to an early lead to beat Army 74-64 on Saturday.

The Leopards (17-12, 9-9 Patriot League) were up 41-31 at the half behind 54.8 percent shooting from the floor. Lafayette led by as many as 15 in the second half until a run from the Black Knights, including layups from Dylan Cox and Kyle Wilson, cut the difference to six with 9:14 to play. Army's Tanner Plomb made it a two-point...

February 28, 2015 - 3:03pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — E.C. Matthews scored 21 points to help lead Rhode Island to a 59-56 victory over La Salle on Saturday.

Rhode Island (20-7, 12-4) started the day in a four-way tie with Dayton, VCU and Davidson for first place in the Atlantic 10 with one week remaining in the regular season. Additionally, its 12-4 conference record is its best start in school history.

The Rams held a 36-24 lead at the break but La Salle battled back to cut the...

February 28, 2015 - 2:45pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Greene IV scored a career-high 26, and Sir'Dominic Pointer had a career-high tying 24 points while grabbing eight rebounds Saturday as St. John's beat Georgetown 81-70 to reach the 20-win plateau in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2000.

A 3 by Greene and a dunk by Pointer sparked an 11-0 run which gave St. John's (20-9, 9-7) a 16-6 lead with 14:38 left in the half. The Red Storm led by as many as 15 before taking a 43-32 advantage into...

February 28, 2015 - 2:42pm
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Rod Hall scored five of his 15 points in overtime as Clemson recovered from blowing a 23-point lead to defeat Georgia Tech 70-63 in overtime on Saturday.

The Tigers (16-12, 8-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) appeared to have this one put away early, up 30-7 late in the first half and still comfortably in front 54-38 with less than seven minutes left. But the Yellow Jackets (12-17, 4-13) used a 22-6 run to the finish and tied the game on Josh Heath's foul...

February 28, 2015 - 2:31pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Caleb White scored 14, Antonio Robinson had 13 points and eight assists, and Terry Whisnant's 3-pointer with 1:06 left gave East Carolina the lead for good in a 71-66 win over Central Florida on Saturday.

Robinson made a layup and, after an ECU steal, Whisnant hit a 3-pointer with just more than a minute remaining to give the Pirates (14-16, 7-10 American Athletic Conference) the lead, 66-64, for good.

Neither team scored until...

February 28, 2015 - 2:29pm
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BOSTON (AP) — Olivier Hanlan scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Boston College snap a nine-game losing streak on Saturday with a 79-63 victory over North Carolina State, dealing the Wolfpack's NCAA tournament chances a tough blow.

Patrick Heckmann added 14 points and seven assists, and Aaron Brown scored 13 for the Eagles (10-18, 2-14 Atlantic Coast Conference). Dimitri Batten had 11 with eight rebounds, and Dennis Clifford scored 10 points before...

February 28, 2015 - 2:28pm
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points and Montrezl Harrell added 16 points as No. 17 Louisville cruised to an 81-59 win over Florida State on Saturday.

Anton Gill made all five of his shots from the floor to finish with 14 points as Louisville (23-6, 11-5 ACC) closed February with its third straight win.

Louisville shot 31 of 64 (48.4 percent) for the game as the Cardinals surpassed the 70-point mark for the first time in eight...

February 28, 2015 - 2:23pm
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HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Ethan Jacobs, Matt McMullen, and Damon Sherman-Newsome each scored 11 points, with Jacobs and McMullen adding eight rebounds apiece, to help lead Colgate to a 61-55 victory over Lehigh on Saturday.

The win gives Colgate three in its final four games to close out the season, and clinches the second seed in the upcoming Patriot League tournament. The Raiders had an opportunity with a Bucknell loss to clinch the number one seed, but the Bison beat...

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