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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Quinnipiac women win, news and notes

Brittany McQuain recorded a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds, for the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team in a 64-55 win over visiting Fairfield Sunday at Hamden.
Felicia Barron added 11 points and six assists, while Jasmine Martin added 10 points, for the Bobcats (1-2).
Desiree Pina scored 16 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out a career-high six assists for the Stags (2-2).
Men’s soccer

UConn 2, Monmouth 1: At Storrs, UConn, the No. 3 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, earned a come-from-behind 2-1 victory in front of 3,979 fans.
UConn advances to the NCAA 3rd Round to be played at Morrone Stadium on Sunday.
Women’s basketball

Albertus Magnus 86, Pine Manor 66:
At Boston, the Falcons won the Boston Invitational Tournament title to improve to 4-0, their best start in program history.
Bianca Brown led the Falcons with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while she added four blocked shots in 26 minutes of work earning the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Lindsay Karle finished with 11 points.
Walter Camp honors
Baylor junior quarterback Robert Griffin III was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation offensive player of the week.
Griffin III broke his own single-game records for passing yards (479) and total offense (551) in a 45-38 win over then-No. 5 Oklahoma. He completed 21-of-34 passes and four touchdowns.
Houston senior linebacker Sammy Brown was honored on defense.
Brown had a game-high 10 tackles and three sacks in a 37-7 win over SMU.
Columbia fires Wilson
Columbia fired football coach Norries Wilson the day after the Lions beat Brown to avoid a winless season.
Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy announced he move in a release from the school Sunday.
Wilson, a former assistant at Connecticut, was hired after the 2005 season and went 5-5 to start his career at Columbia, the winningest season of any first-year coach in school history since the start of Ivy League play in 1956.
He is the only head football coach in school history to lead Columbia to victories over Princeton in consecutive seasons, but his overall record was 17-43, 10-32 in the Ivy.

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