BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Mackenzie Holmes of Gorham scored 25 points, Grace Berger secured her third triple-double of the season and No. 15 Indiana beat Penn State 90-65 in women’s basketball on Wednesday.

Berger had 17 points, 11 rebounds, and her 10th assist came with 2:35 remaining in the fourth quarter on a pass to Holmes in the lane. Berger has the program’s only three triple-doubles, including one against Penn State in January.

Berger started Indiana’s 12-0 run to begin the third quarter to help build the first double-digit lead of the game at 51-40. The Hoosiers shot 57.1% in the quarter and held Penn State to 3-of-12 shooting to turn a 40-39 halftime deficit into a 65-51 lead.

Ali Patberg added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Aleksa Gulbe scored 15 for Indiana (12-4, 10-2 Big Ten Conference). Nicole Cardano-Hillary was Indiana’s only starter not in double figures, scoring nine points with five assists and four steals.

Holmes was 10 of 12 from the field, 5 of 6 at the free-throw line and she also grabbed seven rebounds.

Niya Beverley scored 16 points for Penn State (8-8, 5-7). Maddie Burke added 13 points and Anna Camden 12.

(2) UCONN 70, SETON HALL 49: Freshman Paige Bueckers scored 23 points and host UConn (15-1, 12-0 Big East) overcame an early 11-point deficit to beat Seton Hall (9-4, 7-3).

Olivia Nelson-Ododa added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Huskies, who were coming off Monday’s overtime win over top-ranked South Carolina.

Mya Jackson and former UConn player Andra Espinoza-Hunter each had 15 points for Seton Hall, which had won its last five games and six of its last seven.

(22) DEPAUL 81, ST. JOHN’S 73: Sonya Morris scored 21 points, Deja Church added 18 and visiting DePaul (11-4, 8-2 Big East Conference) beat St. John’s (5-11, 2-9), spoiling Leilani Correa’s third straight game with 30-plus points.

Correa scored 11 of St. John’s 17 fourth-quarter points to make it 74-73 with 3:16 remaining, but the Red Storm didn’t score again.

Correa scored 33 points on 14-of-30 shooting for St. John’s. Correa, averaging 20.9 points per game, scored a career-high 35 points at Georgetown on Jan. 27, and finished with 33 against then-No. 3 UConn last Wednesday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

(8) HOUSTON 82, SOUTH FLORIDA 65: Quentin Grimes had 29 points and visiting Houston beat South Florida (7-6, 3-4), spoiling the Bulls’ first game in 32 days because of coronavirus interruptions.

Tied at 25 at the eight-minute mark, the Cougars shot 58% in the first half and led 43-35 at halftime. DeJon Jarreau scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half and also had eight assists.

(9) VIRGINIA 57, GEORGIA TECH 49: Trey Murphy III scored 18 points, Kihei Clark added 14 and visiting Virginia (14-3, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) pulled away from Georgia Tech (9-7, 5-5) down the stretch.

The Cavaliers finished on a 16-5 run in a game that was tight most of the way.

(16) TENNESSEE 89, GEORGIA 81: Jaden Springer scored a career-high 30 points to lead Tennessee (14-4, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) to a home win against Georgia (12-7, 5-7).

Santiago Vescovi added 19 points, Josiah-Jordan James had 18 points and Keon Johnson scored 11 for the Volunteers.

FACILITIES

VERMONT: Construction of a new basketball arena at the University of Vermont is facing another delay.

UVM’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved resuming the $95 million overhaul of the school’s athletic facilities, but will wait to secure $30 million in bonds to start building the new basketball arena called the Tarrant Center, the Burlington Free Press reported.

Last spring, the school cited financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic when it deferred on the bond issuance as Gov. Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order stopped construction for nearly two months.

The next phase of the project will center around upgrades to the Gutterson Fieldhouse and on the health, wellness and recreation center for students.

The Board “will again evaluate timing for the bond issuance necessary to complete” the Tarrant Center, when those two phases are near completion, UVM said.

In December, the school announced a proposal to phase out 27 academic programs as it addresses a budget deficit of $8.6 million.

 

 

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