The College Blog

Scott McLaughlin
March 11, 2016 - 6:13 pm
LOWELL -- Boston University dominated 5-on-5 play Friday night, but UMass Lowell dominated special teams, and that's what wound up deciding Game 1 of their Hockey East quarterfinal series. The River Hawks scored a pair of power-play goals, the second of which proved to be the game-winner, while...
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Providence's Rodney Bullock (5) and Junior Lomomba (32) battle for a rebound during Friday's loss to Villanova. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports)
March 11, 2016 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK -- Perhaps it was just a case of too much "wild" in Villanova's Wildcats for the Providence Friars to handle Friday night. Or it could have been the Wildcats' defensive scheme, set up to slow down the Friars' Ben Bentil after a 38-point performance in a win over Butler the day before...
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March 10, 2016 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK -- Perhaps Ben Bentil was a bit upset with his teammate being named Player of the Year? There's no denying Kris Dunn's honor from the Big East coaches, of course. But Bentil, the sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware, made his presence felt early and often Thursday afternoon at Madison...
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March 09, 2016 - 5:43 pm
Malachi Alexander hit 6-of-7 3-pointers and scored 26 points as ninth-seeded Holy Cross, which did not win a road game in the Patriot League during the regular season, won its fourth straight away from home in the conference tournament, a 59-56 victory over second-seeded Lehigh in Bethlehem,...
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March 09, 2016 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK -- It's fairly safe to say the Providence College basketball program has had some good days in the past, but nothing quite like what happened Wednesday. In a mild surprise, PC junior guard Kris Dunn was named a repeat winner of the Big East's Player of the Year award, repeating the honor...
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March 09, 2016 - 6:43 am
Wide open? Probably, but with a catch. That's the prevailing feeling among the 10 teams in the Big East Conference, as they make their way into New York's Madison Square Garden for the 2016 Big East Tournament. Of the 10, at least eight may have a chance to call themselves champions by Saturday...
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BC guard Eli Carter shoots during Tuesday's loss to Florida State. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)
March 08, 2016 - 1:13 pm
The Boston College basketball team's miserable season mercifully came to an end Tuesday with an 88-66 loss to Florida State in the ACC tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, leaving the Eagles as the first team to go 0-19 in conference play. "It's been real difficult losing, obviously,...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 06, 2016 - 11:29 am
The Boston College women's hockey team will enter the NCAA tournament with a perfect record. The Eagles beat Boston University 5-0 Sunday to win their second Hockey East tournament title and improve to 38-0-0 on the season. The Eagles struck twice in the game's first six minutes with goals from...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 06, 2016 - 5:16 am
UMass has fired hockey coach John Micheletto, the school announced Sunday morning . UMass' season ended Saturday night with a 5-4 loss at Boston University, completing a sweep in the opening round of the Hockey East tournament. UMass lost 16 straight conference games to close out the season and...
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Scott McLaughlin
February 27, 2016 - 5:37 pm
Providence needed a win and a Boston College loss in order to win a share of its first-ever Hockey East regular-season title. The Friars took care of business against UMass, cruising to a 6-0 win, and they got the help they needed from UMass-Lowell, who beat BC 3-1. The Eagles will still be the No...
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