KNOXVILLE, TN - JANUARY 21: Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun talks to Jeremy Lamb #3 during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 21, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Connecticut 60-57. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
It was a mixed bag over the weekend for the Boston area teams. Harvard looks great once again while UConn can't seem to find the right touch.
Boston College had another rough outing on Saturday, losing to Wake Forest 71-56. The Eagles (7-12, 2-3) fell behind early and were never able to close the deficit to less than nine in the second half.
The Demon Decons (11-8, 2-3) were led by Travis McKie who was able to score 20 points and collect 10 rebounds.
It's a bitter pill to swallow at home for Boston College. Ryan Anderson had a double-double of his own with a 13 point, 11 rebound effort but it wasn't nearly enough. The schedule only gets harder for the Eagles, who go on the road to face 17th ranked Virginia on Thursday.
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The good times keep on rolling for Harvard. The Ivy League powerhouse took Dartmouth apart on Saturday, 54-38. The Crimson (16-2, 2-0) has won eight of nine and should see a jump in its national ranking once again.
The 24th ranked Harvard squad was paced by Corbin Miller who scored 13 points. Keith Wright also chipped in with seven rebounds. The story here however is Harvard's defense, which limited the Big Green (4-14, 0-2) to 31.7% shooting.
UMass got a very nice road victory over Richmond by the score of 79-68. The Minutemen (15-5, 4-2) led almost wire to wire in a great team effort.
Chaz Williams was the star of the show with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. However, had plenty of help from a willing supporting cast. Jesse Morgan led UMass in scoring with 20 points and Sean Carter had 15 points and seven rebounds.
The Spiders (11-9, 2-3) got nice contributions from Darien Brothers and Kendall Anthony who each scored 12 points, but it wasn't enough.The difference in the game was Richmond only shooting 32% from the floor, compared to the Minutemen shooting 48 percent.
The Minutemen will host St. Louis this Saturday in an upcoming Atlantic 10 showdown.
UConn lost it's second straight game, succumbing to Tennessee 60-57 in a non-conference affair.
The Huskies (14-5, 4-3) fell behind in the early stages of the second half and could never quite track the Volunteers (9-10, 1-3) down.
Jeremy Lamb has another terrific game for UConn, leading all scorers with 23 points to go along with three rebounds and two assists.
However, the story of the game was Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes. Making his first career start in Knoxville, Stokes played like a veteran. He scored 16 points and hauled in 12 rebounds.
The Huskies have lost two straight and now have a huge re-match coming against Notre Dame this Sunday, whom they defeated back on Jan 14th.
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Other scores from the area:
Drexel 71, Northeastern 53
The Dragons rolled (14-5, 6-2) to a CAA victory behind Derrick Thomas, who had 20 points, six rebounds and four steals. The Huskies (9-9, 5-3) were led by Jonathan Lee who had 16 points in the losing effort.
Boston University 65, Hartford 46
The Terriers (10-11, 6-1) continues their strong play as of late with a nice conference win over Hartford. Boston was brought to victory by D.J. Irving who scored 15 points and had seven assists. Darryl Partin also scored 22 points, all coming in the second half.
Bucknell 75, Holy Cross 41
The Crusaders (8-11, 2-3) were embarrassed on the road by the Bison. Devin Brown led Holy Cross in scoring with 11 points in this brutal contest. Bucknell (15-6, 6-0) looks like the best team in the Patriot League right now, sitll undefeated in conference play.