ORONO — Tereza Vanisova scored four minutes into overtime Sunday, capping a comeback from a three-goal deficit and lifting Maine into the Hockey East women’s semifinals with a 4-3 victory against Boston University at Alfond Arena.

Stacey Brooke scored three goals in the third period after the Black Bears (19-13-5) fell into a 3-0 hole against the Terriers (14-17-6) in the deciding game of their best-of-three series.

Third-seeded Maine will face fourth-seeded Northeastern (17-16-3) in the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Saturday following the first semifinal between top-seeded Boston College (30-3-3) and seventh-seeded Connecticut (15-13-9). The championship game will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. All games will be Matthews Arena, the home ice of Northeastern in Boston.

Rebecca Leslie and Victoria Bach scored in the first period, and Natasza Tarnowski added a goal in the third to extend the BU lead to 3-0 with under 16 minutes remaining.

SOFTBALL

MAINE 6, LONGWOOD 4: Maddie Decker hit a three-run walk-off homer with two outs in the seventh inning as the Black Bears (3-2) rallied past the Lancers (6-4) at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Rachel Carlson’s RBI single opened a three-run third as Maine took a 3-1 lead.

BASEBALL

OHIO UNIVERSITY 6, MAINE 2: Evan Bourn had an RBI single, then scored on a fielder’s choice as the Bobcats (4-4) took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning and pulled away from the Black Bears (2-6) at Cartersville, Georgia.

Jeremy Pena scored on a groundout by Christopher Bec in the first inning, and hit a sacrifice fly in the second to give Maine a 2-1 lead.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

(2) MICHIGAN STATE 68, WISCONSIN 63: Cassius Winston scored 20 points and went 6 of 6 from the 3-point line, and Michigan State (28-3, 16-2) held off Wisconsin (14-17, 17-11) at Madison, Wisconsin, to earn the regular-season Big Ten title.

(9) PURDUE 84, MINNESOTA 60: Dakota Mathias matched his career high with 25 points as Purdue (26-5, 15-3 Big Ten) downed Minnesota (15-16, 4-14) at West Lafayette, Indiana.

(11) CINCINNATI 82, TULSA 74: Gary Clark led a 24-4 run that put Cincinnati (25-4, 14-2 American Athletic) ahead to stay early in the second half against Tulsa (17-11, 10-7) at Highland Heights, Kentucky.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

(2) MISSISSIPPI STATE 85, KENTUCKY 63: Teaira McCowan had 20 points and 20 rebounds to match a career high, and Mississippi State (30-0, 16-0)routed Kentucky (14-16, 6-10) at Lexington, Kentucky, to become the first Southeastern Conference team to finish the regular season unbeaten in 20 years.

(4) LOUISVILLE 81, PITTSBURGH 49: Asia Durr scored 20 points, and Louisville (29-2, 15-1 Atlantic Coast) claimed its first regular-season conference title in 17 years by beating visiting Pittsburgh (10-19, 2-14).

(5) NOTRE DAME 86, (21) NORTH CAROLINA STATE 67: Jackie Young scored 22 points, and Notre Dame (27-2, 15-1 Atlantic Coast) closed the regular season with its 12th straight victory, beating North Carolina State (22-7, 11-5) at South Bend, Indiana.

(15) TENNESSEE 65, (7) SOUTH CAROLINA 46: Rennia Davis had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, and Tennessee (23-6, 11-5 Southeastern) rallied past South Carolina (23-6, 12-4) at Knoxville, Tennessee.

(8) OREGON 74, ARIZONA 61: Ruthy Hebard scored 24 points and Oregon (27-4, 16-2)clinched its first Pac-12 regular-season title in 18 years by beating Arizona (6-23, 2-14) at Tucson, Arizona.

(9) FLORIDA STATE 64, GEORGIA TECH 61: Shakyala Thomas had 19 points as Florida State (24-5, 12-4 Atlantic Coast) rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Georgia Tech (17-12, 6-10)at Tallahassee, Florida.


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