BOSTON (AP) - Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds left in regulation after David Krejci tied it late, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh last night in a game that saw Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik taken from the ice on a stretcher. Reilly Smith also scored for the Bruins, who haven't lost in regulation at home since late October.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut athletic director Warde Manuel says face-to-face interviews for a new football coach will begin today. Manuel would not say whether interim coach T.J. Weist, who took over after the firing of Paul Pasqualoni, would get an interview. But Manuel said he is impressed by Weist.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - UConn quarterback Casey Cochran threw for a school record 461 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Huskies to a 45-10 win over Memphis in the season finale for both teams. The redshirt freshman completed 36 of 54 attempts and didn't throw an interception in leading the Huskies to a third straight win after an 0-9 start to the season.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Justin Sears scored a game-high 19 points and finished with 12 rebounds yesterday as Yale jumped out to a large lead at the half and beat New Hampshire 71-61. Sears shot 75 percent from the floor and 7 of 10 from the free throw line.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - LaQuinton Ross scored four of his career-high 23 points in a 10-0 second-half run, leading No. 5 Ohio State past Central Connecticut State 74-56 last night. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 17 points and Amir Williams had 11 for the Buckeyes.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Chaz Williams had career highs of 32 points and 15 assists, and Sampson Carter scored 20 for No. 21 Massachusetts yesterday to lead the Minutemen to their eighth straight victory, 105-96 over Brigham Young. Raphiael Putney added 15 points for UMass.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 13 points as Lehigh narrowly defeated UMBC 70-68 in a back-and-forth battle yesterday. Kempton had eight rebounds and two steals for the Mountain Hawks. Mackey McNight, Shane Whitfield and Austin Price finished the game with 11 points each and Corey Schaefer had 10. The lead changed 10 times during the game.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rafael Maia scored 14 points, Sean McGonagill added 12 and Brown held on to defeat American University 72-67 yesterday. Maia scored nine of his points in the first half as Brown took an 11-point lead into halftime. McGonagill, the Ivy League's leading scorer with 19.7 points per game, added five assists.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Emmanuel Tselentakis and Tim Coleman both scored 13 points each to lead NJIT in a 55-44 victory over UMass Lowell yesterday. Coleman was the only Highlanders starter to score in double figures. Tselentakis came off the bench to make 3-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc, and 28 of NJIT's 55 points came from the bench.
BOSTON (AP) - Wesley Saunders scored 25 points and Harvard overcame a second-half rally from Boston University for a 79-68 overtime win yesterday. Harvard outscored Boston 13-2 in the overtime period, making 11 of 12 free throws.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - TrayVonn Wright scored 18 points and sparked a second-half run that sent North Dakota State to a 66-62 victory over Bryant yesterday. Marshall Bjorklund added 15 points and Taylor Braun 14 for the Bison, who extended their winning streak to four games while ending the Bulldogs' at four.
ORONO, Maine (AP) - Sean Goldrich threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, leading New Hampshire to a 41-27 victory over Maine in the second round of the FBC playoffs yesterdays. The Wildcats will play the Sam Houston-Southeastern Louisiana winner in the next round.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE:
Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION:
Boston at New York, Noon
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY:
Massachusetts-Lowell at Maine, 4 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL:
Iona at Fairfield, 1:30 p.m.
Quinnipiac at Rider, 2 p.m.
Rhode Island at Detroit, 2 p.m.
Boston College at Southern Cal, 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Hartford at Boston College, 1 p.m.
CCSU at Vermont, 2 p.m.
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