BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 4-1 today 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 today. 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 today. Scott Eatherton led Northeastern with 20 points and Reggie Spencer had 18.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Top-seeded Iona held off fourth-seeded Canisius 75-72 today 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.
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 today. Breanna Stewart scored 22 points. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 19 points for the Huskies.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Number 3 Louisville beat South Florida today 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 tomorrow night 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:
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
New England at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Boston at Florida, 5 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Boston College at NC State, 6 p.m.
America East Conference
At Albany, N.Y.
Vermont vs. Albany (N.Y.), 5 p.m.
Stony Brook vs. Hartford, 7:30 p.m.
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
At Springfield, Mass.
Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.
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