BRISTOL, R.I. — Southern Maine University wrestler Daniel Del Gallo qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament for the third consecutive year.

Del Gallo, a senior, finished second in the 149-pound weight class at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Saturday. His major decision win (15-4) over WPI’s Tyler Marsh in the championship semifinals secured Del Gallo a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Del Gallo was pinned by Sam Schneider of Ithaca in the championship match.

The NCAA national tournament starts March 10 at La Crosse, Wisconsin.


MAINE SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER: Nick Silva pitched six shutout innings and Tyler Schwanz had a solo home run to help the Black Bears (3-4) beat South Dakota State (2-4) 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Del Ray, Florida.

Maine dropped its second game, 6-3, to Central Connecticut State (4-1). Jeremy Pena led Maine with a two-run double.


(7) LOUISVILLE 88, SYRACUSE 68: Donovan Mitchell had six 3-pointers among his 25 points as host Louisville (23-6, 11-5 ACC) rebounded from a loss at No. 8 North Carolina.

UCF 53, (15) CINCINNATI 49: B.J. Taylor scored 27 points and 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall had seven points and four blocked shots in an upset in Orlando, Florida.

MICHIGAN STATE 84, (16) WISCONSIN 74: Nick Ward had 22 points and nine rebounds in a win in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans (18-11, 10-6 Big Ten) have won six of their last eight games, perhaps sealing their spot in a 20th straight NCAA tournament.

The Badgers (22-7, 11-5) have lost four of five.

(21) NOTRE DAME 64, GEORGIA TECH 60: Bonzie Colson had 20 points and 11 rebounds in South Bend, Indiana.

Matt Farrell added 17 points for the Irish (22-7, 11-5 ACC, who have won five straight.

(22) BUTLER 88, XAVIER 79: Kelan Martin had another big game, scoring 25 points as Butler pulling away in the closing minutes in Cincinnati.

The Bulldogs (23-6, 12-5 Big East) were coming off a 74-66 victory at No. 2 Villanova, one of the biggest road wins in their history.


(2) MARYLAND 93, MINNESOTA 60: Maryland clinched a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a win in College Park, Maryland, capping a special day for senior stars Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.

Jones had 24 points and 14 rebounds while Walker-Kimbrough tallied 27 points and six assists.

TENNESSEE 82, (3) MISISSIPPI STATE 64: Jaime Nared scored a career-high 30 points as Tennessee (19-10, 10-6 SEC) earned a surprisingly easy upset at Starkville, Mississippi.

Mississippi State (27-3, 13-3) has lost two straight games to end the regular season.

(5) NOTRE DAME 79, FLORIDA STATE 61: Brianna Turner scored 24 points to lead the host Irish (27-3, 15-1 ACC) to their fourth straight ACC regular season title.

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