BANGOR — Five Husson University Eagles scored 10 or more points as they cruised to a 90-58 men’s basketball victory over Johnson State at Newman Gym Friday night.
Luis Medina paced the 13-11 winners with 18 points and six assists. Brad Libby added 11 points while Jon Klages, Daeshawn McMorrin and Dan Fleming added 10 points each. McMorrin also contributed nine rebounds and four steals while Fleming grabbed seven rebounds.
Andy Bousono paced 5-19 Johnson State with 12 points.
Lyndon State 76, MMA 73
At Castine, Ben Sackett sank one free throw and Jayson Gray added two in the final 31 seconds to lift the Hornets to the North Atlantic Conference victory.
Justin Winston’s layup tied the game with 54 seconds remaining for Lyndon State (6-18, 6-11 NAC), which was led by 19 points from Steve Gantt. Winston finished with 14 points and seven rebounds while Devyn Baranauskas contributed 12 points, six assists and four steals. Sackett wound up with 12 points for Lyndon State.
Brandon Theriault connected for a game-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Maine Maritime Academy (2-21, 1-16 NAC). Andy Ball registered 14 points, 10 rebounds and four steals and Tyler Pineo added 13 points.
Duke 78, NC State 73
DURHAM, N.C. — Seth Curry scored 21 of his season-high 26 points in the second half, and No. 5 Duke rallied from 20 points down with 11:33 to play and beat North Carolina State 78-73 on Thursday night.
Freshman Austin Rivers added 16 points for the Blue Devils (22-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). They used late rallies of 13-0 and 20-3 to erase the deficit and keep pace with No. 8 North Carolina and No. 20 Florida State atop the league standings.
Lorenzo Brown scored 19 points to lead the Wolfpack (18-8, 7-4), who trailed 76-73 with the ball in the final seconds with a chance to force overtime.
But Brown missed a contested 3-pointer from the corner with about 7 seconds left, and Curry hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds to go to seal N.C. State’s 14th straight loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Alex Johnson scored a season-high 13 points, C.J. Leslie added 12 and Scott Wood had 10 for N.C. State, which led 61-41 on Brown’s free throw with 11:33 left.
MSU 69, Wisconsin 55
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Keith Appling scored 20 points as Michigan State moved back into a first-place tie with No. 6 Ohio State.
The Spartans (21-5, 10-3 Big Ten) have won four straight — the longest active streak in the conference — and six of their last seven games.
The Badgers (19-7, 8-5) had won seven of their last eight, including their previous four road games, after opening the Big Ten season with three straight losses.
The Spartans led 31-19 at halftime and built a 53-33 lead midway through the second half. This was their sixth win over a ranked team this season, most in Division I.
Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor missed 10 of his 13 shots and was held to 13 points.
Track and Field
Labreck, Adams wins titles
At Boston, Jesse Labreck of the University of Maine set an America East Championship record by scoring 3,959 points while winning the women’s pentathlon.
The senior from Oakland won the long jump (18 feet, 7 3/4 inches), 60-meter hurdles (8.54 seconds) and 800-meter run (2:23.02) and took second in the high jump and ninth in the shot put.
In men’s action, UMaine’s Wilson Adams earned an individual title in the weight throw. The sophomore’s heave of 60 feet, 6 inches bested runner-up Cameron Lyle of New Hampshire by more than three feet.
MMA 64, Lyndon State 56
At Castine, Maggie Smith scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Sam Goda chipped in with 14 points and 14 rebounds as the Mariners battled to the victory.
Crystal Clark chipped in 12 points for 12-12 MMA and Leah Jackson added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Donna Lawson paced 9-15 Lyndon State with 16 points.
Husson 74, Johnson State 61
At Bangor, Kelli Murray sparked a balanced effort with 17 points, six rebounds, four assist and three steals as the Eagles earned the North Atlantic Conference win.
Bre Hanscom (8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals), Stephanie Comstock (8 rebounds) and Amanda Gifford tossed in 13 points apiece for Husson (14-10, 14-3 NAC).
Andrea Deuell poured in a game-best 30 points to propel Johnson State (4-20, 2-15 NAC). Brittany Robertson (5 assists) scored 14 points and K.C. Cousineau grabbed 12 rebounds.
Denver 3, Wisconsin 0
MADISON, Wis. — Denver goalie Sam Brittain made 28 saves as the Pioneers beat Wisconsin 3-0 to extend its Western Collegiate Hockey Association winning streak to three games on Friday.
The 10th-ranked Pioneers (18-9-4, 13-6-4) scored twice in the third period to pull away. They are 7-2-2 in their last 11 games against the Badgers (12-15-2, 7-14-2).
Luke Salazar scored in the second period and Jason Zucker and Nick Shore scored in the third. Shore’s goal was into an empty net with 31 seconds left.
Joel Rumpel started in nets for Wisconsin and made 22 saves. He was replaced by Landon Peterson in the third. Peterson made two stops.
Wisconsin has lost five straight games.
Minnesota 3, Bemidji St. 0
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota goalie Kent Patterson added another shutout to his record total and Zach Budish scored twice to lead Minnesota to a 3-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Bemidji State on Friday.
Patterson, making his 53rd consecutive start in net, notched his school-record seventh shutout and his first since Nov. 18. Patterson wasn’t really tested while making 13 saves. The Gophers outshot the Beavers 36-13.
Patterson won his 20th game, becoming the first Minnesota goalie since Kellen Briggs in 2005-06 to reach that plateau. Briggs won 21 games that season.
“It’s great to be part of Gopher history,” Patterson said. “These games are always tough. Our team did a good job of blocking pucks.”
Budish scored twice in the first period to stake Minnesota to a 2-0 lead at the 9:13 mark of the first period.
Nick Bjugstad, who assisted on Budish’s second goal, scored his 22nd of the year early in the second period to give the Gophers (20-11-1, 16-7-0) a three-goal lead.
Minnesota, which was swept last swept last weekend, has scored 117 goals this season, It scored 113 all of last year.
Kyle Rau had two assists.
Dan Bakala made 33 saves for the Beavers (15-13-3, 9-11-3), whose four-game unbeaten streak was stopped. Bakala is 6-3-1 in his last 10 games.
The win ensures that seventh-ranked Minnesota will maintain its lead in the WCHA standings.