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Wednesday’s college roundup: Vermont edges UMaine, 61-52

Vermont held a 37-23 scoring advantage in the second half and rallied for a 61-52 victory over the University of Maine in an American East women’s basketball game on Wednesday at The Pit in Orono.

Anna Olson had 21 points and Delaney Richason added 17 for the Catamounts (13-6, 5-2 America East), who handed the Black Bears their first conference loss of the season.

For Maine (8-9, 4-1) Anna Simon scored 17 points while Adrianna Smith added 13 points and seven rebounds.

BOWDOIN 80, HUSSON 76: Sela Kay scored 27 points as the Polar Bears (12-6) edged the Eagles (11-5) at Brunswick.

Sydney Jones chipped in with 15 points and five assists. Carly Davey added 12 points.

U. OF NEW ENGLAND 86, SUFFOLK 73: Gabby Soter scored 22 points, Faye Veilleux and Kasey Oliver added 16 points each and the Nor’easters (11-5, 7-2 CCC) overcame a 25-8 first-quarter deficit to beat the Rams (9-7, 4- 5) at Biddeford.

Keagan Dunbar had 14 points and six rebounds. Soter also had five steals and five assists.

UMASS-BOSTON 69, SOUTHERN MAINE 58: Meg Dixon had 25 points, three steals and nine rebounds as the Beacons (10-8, 3-5 LEC) handled the Huskies (4-11, 2-6) at Gorham.

Maria Degifico paced USM with 15 points. Vanessa Vaughan had 14 and five steals.

(6) INDIANA 83, (21) ILLINOIS 72: Mackenzie Holmes scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Grace Berger added 18 points to lead Indiana (17-1, 7-1 Big Ten) over Illinois (15-4, 5-3) at Champaign, Illinois.

Holmes, a Gorham High grad, hit six of seven shots and scored 14 points in the third quarter as the Hoosiers shot 68.4% for the period after trailing the Illini for most of the first half.


BOWDOIN 86, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 77: Michael Simonds scored 18 points and James McGowan had 17 as the Polar Bears (7-10) cruised past the Beavers (9-7) at Farmington.

Xander Werkman chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds. Alex Halpern added 13 points and seven assists.

Terion Moss had 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals for UMF. Jack Kane added 15 points and eight rebounds.

SUFFOLK 70, AND OF NEW ENGLAND 55: Jake Gomez scored 18 points as the Rams (10-6, 5-4 CCC) cruised past the Nor’easters (2-14, 0-9) at Biddeford.

Winston Bryan scored 17 points for UNE. Sam McElliott added nine points and two blocks.

UMASS-BOSTON 66, SOUTHERN MAINE 60: Bobby Joy scored 25 points as the Beacons (13-4, 6-2 LEC) downed the Huskies (10-7, 4-4) at Gorham.

Joe Longoria scored 12 points for USM. Jason Lombard and Chance Dixon added 10 apiece.


MICHIGAN: Offensive co-coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss has been placed on leave amid an investigation by university police into a report of computer access crimes over a three-day span last month at Schembechler Hall, where Coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff have offices and the Wolverine’s practice.

Weiss said in a statement to ESPN that he is fully cooperating with investigators and looks forward to the matter being resolved. Weiss has not responded to messages from The Associated Press. Harbaugh hired Weiss nearly two years ago as quarterbacks coach and promoted him to co-offensive coordinator last season, giving him a share of play-calling duties with Sherrone Moore.

MARYLAND: Taulia Tagovailoa, who holds a slew of school passing records, announced he is returning to Maryland to play next season and will try to help the Terrapins continue their recent rise under Coach Michael Locksley.

Maryland has won bowl games each of the past two seasons after finishing below .500 in the previous six. The Terps went 8-5 this past season and were competitive against both Michigan and Ohio State. Tagovailoa, the brother of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, has stabilized the QB position at Maryland. He holds the program’s career records for yards passing, completions, completion percentage, touchdowns passing and total offense.

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