SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Bruins won their season-high fifth straight with a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers last night. Torey Krug scored the go-ahead goal in the third period. Chad Johnson made 20 saves, and Chris Kelly, Jarome Iginla, Patrice Bergeron and Andrej Meszaros also scored for Boston.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Celtics had their second-highest scoring output of the season in a 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons last night. Rajon Rondo had 11 points and a season-high 18 assists and Jeff Green scored 27 points. Kris Humphries added a season-high 20 points, including two free throws with 25 seconds left to help Boston seal the win after the Pistons closed to 113-109.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 4-1 yesterday in exhibition baseball. Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings and Mike Carp hit a long homer. Buchholz faced nine batters and got five outs on grounders. He walked one and struck out one.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - In men's college hoops, Number 17 Saint Louis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 64-62 victory over Massachusetts yesterday. The Billikens won the Atlantic 10 regular season title outright for the second straight season. Chaz Williams had 20 points and nine assists for the Minutemen.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Top-seeded Delaware pulled away in the second half for an 87-74 victory over fifth-seeded Northeastern in a Colonial Athletic Association semifinal yesterday. Scott Eatherton led Northeastern with 20 points and Reggie Spencer had 18.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Number 4 seed Albany stunned top-seeded Vermont 67-58 in the semifinals of the America East tournament yesterday. Peter Hooley scored 26 points and Gary Johnson added 17 for the host Great Danes. Clancy Rugg and Luke Apfeld scored 13 points apiece for the Catamounts.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Number 2 Stony Brook escaped third-seeded Hartford 69-64 in the semifinals of the America East tournament last night. Carson Puriefoy scored 21 points - including the clinching runner in the lane in the final seconds. Corban Wroe scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers and Mark Nwakamma added 16 for the Hawks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Top-seeded Iona held off fourth-seeded Canisius 75-72 yesterday in Springfield, Massachusetts in the semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference. Sean Armand scored 21 points, while Isaiah Williams and Tre Bowman had 16 apiece.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Manhattan pulled away from third-seed Quinnipiac for an 87-68 win last night in the semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. Ike Azotam had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats. Manhattan plays league champion Iona for the MAAC title today.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - T.J. Warren scored a career-high 42 points to help North Carolina State beat Boston College 78-68 last night in the regular-season finale for both teams. Warren had 22 by halftime and shot 14-for-23 for the Wolfpack. Olivier Hanlan finished with 29 points on 10-for-17 shooting for the Eagles.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - In women's college basketball, top-ranked UConn breezed into the finals of the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament with an 83-57 rout of Number 24 Rutgers yesterday. Breanna Stewart scored 22 points. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 points for the Huskies.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Number 3 Louisville beat South Florida 60-56 yesterday in Uncasville, Connecticut in the American Athletic Conference semifinals. Shoni Schimmel hit a pullup in the lane with 6 seconds left to lift Louisville to victory. The Cardinals will face top-ranked UConn tonight for the inaugural conference tournament title.
BOSTON (AP) - This year's Boston Marathon will feature more police, more surveillance cameras and tightened rules for runners and spectators. However, organizers hope the marathon's 118th running will still have the celebratory atmosphere of past years. The marathon is scheduled for April 21st.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
At MassMutual Center
Iona vs. Manhattan, 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
At MassMutual Center
Quinnipiac vs. Marist, 2 p.m.
American Athletic Conference
At Mohegan Sun Arena
UConn vs. Louisville, 7 p.m.
At Higher-Seeded Teams
Holy Cross at Navy, 7 p.m.
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