John Holland scored 16 points and Boston University held off Hartford, 55-49, in the semifinals of the America East tournament Sunday night in Hartford.
With the win, the Terriers (20-13) advance to the league championship game, which they will host Saturday at noon. Their opponent will be fifth-seeded Stony Brook (15-16), which upset top-seeded Vermont (23-8) in the day's first semifinal, 69-57.
Holland, the America East Player of the Year, hit just 3-of-10 shots, but he converted 9-of-10 free throws, including all four in the final seconds to put the game out of reach. He also had seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Also, for BU, Patrick Hazel had 10 points, four rebounds and three blocks. Dom Morris and Matt Griffin scored nine points apiece.
Morgan Sabia and Genesis Maciel scored 13 points each for sixth-seeded Hartford (11-20).
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Starting in place of Jon Lester (flu), Michael Bowden was tagged for a pair of runs in two innings as the Mets picked up a 6-5 victory over the Red Sox at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Bowden was replaced by Andrew Miller, who gave up three runs in his two inning on the hill, all courtesy of a three-run Ike Davis homer in the third inning. Miller was the only lefty in the Sox bullpen mix to struggle on Sunday, however, as Hideki Okajima pitched a perfect fifth inning and Rich Hill offered a pair of scoreless frames in the sixth and seventh.
The Sox connected for three home runs, as non-roster invitees Juan Carlos Linares and Tim Federowicz each posted solo shots and Josh Reddick hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, his second blast of the spring.
The Red Sox (3-5) host the Orioles on Monday at City of Palms Park. John Lackey is scheduled to start for the Sox.
The Celtics officially announced the signing of free agent point guard Carlos Arroyo, who was recently waived by Miami to make room for Mike Bibby. With Arroyo on the roster, the Celtics now are at the maximum of 15 players on the roster and this likely completes the mid-season makeover. Nate Robinson, Kendrick Perkins, Marquis Daniels, Semih Erden and Luke Harangody are out and Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, Troy Murphy, Sasha Pavlovic and Arroyo are in.
Arroyo started 42 games for Miami and averaged 5.6 points and 2 assists per game. He will provide depth behind Rajon Rondo and Delonte West. Arroyo is expected to join the team in Boston on Monday.
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Corey Raji celebrated Senior Day at Boston College by scoring 21 points as the Eagles closed out the regular season with an 84-68 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon before a sellout crowd of 8,606 at Conte Forum.
Fellow seniors Biko Paris (19 points) and Joe Trapani (17) also had big days for the Eagles (19-11, 9-7 ACC), who ended up tied for fourth place in the league with Clemson and Virginia Tech.
Clemson, by virtue of its wins over Virginia Tech and BC, gets the fourth seed and a first-round bye in the ACC tournament. BC, which swept Virginia Tech, is the fifth seed and opens with a rematch against 12th-seeded Wake Forest (8-23, 1-15) on Thursday (2 p.m.). If BC wins, it would face Clemson in the quarterfinals on Friday.
BC fell behind Wake by six points early, but Raji (8 points) and Paris (6) then sparked an 18-2 run to make it 33-23 with 7:10 left in the period. BC led by 14 at the...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Adrian Gonzalez took another step in his rehabilitation from off-season shoulder surgery, taking batting practice on Sunday morning for the first time this spring.
The first baseman took 25 swings in his five rounds of batting practice, and showed power to all sides of the field. He hit three balls over the right field fence in his final five swings. Pawtucket manager Arnie Beyeler did the pitching to Gonzalez, who was being closely observed by trainer Mike Reinold and hitting coach Dave Magadan.
"I was feeling good the whole time, and it felt good to get out there," said Gonzalez. "It was good, it really was."
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Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
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Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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Another blown call in Seattle on Monday Night Football.
Ray Lewis was on the MNF pregame show attacking Jimmy Graham's blocking abilities.
The Lions lost in a controversial ending last night on MNF. Lions Head Coach, Jim Caldwell, barely registers a pulse in his post game presser, and clearly doesn't know the rules.
Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into the DraftKings/FanDuel scandal, and talk about how competitive advantages can be gained, and what the two businesses can do to prevent it.
We look at the call in the Detroit game that may have cost them the game, and how Bill Belichick was again ahead of the curve about making ALL plays reviewable. We also focus on how Bill Belichick coached teams prepare for plays like that.
We wrap up the program with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed throughout the day.
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