Freshman Garrett Noonan scored 1:44 into overtime to propel 14th-ranked Boston University to a 4-3 victory over the University of Massachusetts in a Hockey East contest last night at Amherst.
The Terriers (13-8-7, 10-5-5 Hockey East) opened the scoring 1:09 into the contest on Corey Trivino’s strike. Branden Gracel quickly knotted the score again, finding the net just 13 seconds later for the Minutemen (6-15-4, 5-10-4).
BU regained the lead with just five seconds remaining in the first period on sophomore Alex Chiasson’s goal.
Conor Sheary and Danny Hobbs scored early in the second period to give UMass a 3-2 lead. But sophomore Wade Megan made it 3-3 at 11:39 of the middle period.
Kieran Millan had 23 saves for BU.
Merrimack 4, UNH 2 — Brandon Brodhag, Adam Ross, Carter Madsen, and Mike Collins scored for the 11th-ranked Warriors (18-5-4, 12-5-3 Hockey East), who upended the sixth-ranked Wildcats (17-6-4, 15-3-2) at Durham, N.H. for their fifth straight victory.
Merrimack’s Joe Cannata had 27 saves, 10 in the third period. Matt Di Girolamo had 34 saves for UNH.
NU 3, UMass-Lowell 2 — Freshman defenseman Jamie Oleksiak scored a power-play goal at 4:46 of overtime to lift the Huskies (10-11-6) to a Hockey East victory over the host River Hawks (4-22-2, 3-18-0).
Vermont 7, Maine 2 — Freshman Anthony DeCenzo scored two goals and added an assist while sophomore forward Chris McCarthy had a goal and three assists as the Catamounts (7-15-5, 5-11-4 Hockey East) pounded the host Bears (11-10-6, 8-8-4).
Harvard 4, Princeton 4 — Alex Killorn scored the tying goal with less than six minutes remaining in the third period as the Crimson (4-18-1, 3-13-1 ECAC) erased three leads by the No. 20 Tigers (14-8-2, 9-6-2) to secure the deadlock at Bright Center.
Rob Kleebaum scored twice for Princeton.
St. Lawrence 3, Yale 2 — Senior center Aaron Bogosian goal late in the second period gave the host Saints (9-14-5, 5-10-1 ECAC) a 3-1 and Robby Moss made 31 saves as St. Lawrence held off the second-ranked Bulldogs. (19-5-0, 13-4-0).
Dartmouth 3, Quinnipiac 1 — Nick Walsh scored the winner at 6:15 of the second period and Paul Lee added an empty-netter as the No. 17 Big Green (14-7-3, 10-5-2 ECAC) edged the visiting Bobcats (13-12-5, 6-8-4).
Clarkson 4, Brown 1 — Allan McPherson scored the winner in the second period and Paul Karpowich had 28 saves as the Golden Knights (13-13-2, 7-8-1) beat the visiting Bears (7-12-4, 5-10-1) in a battle for the eighth spot in the ECAC standings.
Men’s basketball Brown 75, Dartmouth 66 — Tucker Halpern scored 25 points and as the visiting Bears (9-12, 2-5 Ivy) beat the Big Green (5-16, 1-6) for the seventh time in eight meetings.
Middlebury 69, Amherst 61 — Ryan Sharry had 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists as the No.7 Panthers (19-1, 7-1) handed the third-ranked Lord Jeffs (21-1, 7-1) its first loss in a game between NESCAC powers at Middlebury, Vt.
Women’s basketball Duke 82, Wake Forest 39 — Jasmine Thomas scored 17 points, Krystal Thomas had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the No. 5 Blue Devils (22-2, 8-1 ACC) routed the host Demon Deacons (12-14, 3-7).
Florida St. 73, Georgia Tech 60 — Alexa Deluzio scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half and Courtney Ward added 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists as the No. 19 Seminoles (20-5, 8-2 ACC) rolled over the visiting Yellow Jackets (18-8, 6-4).