Noor Breedijk’s goal 3:51 into overtime capped Miami University’s comeback from a two-goal deficit as the Red Hawks advanced to the second round of the NCAA field hockey tournament with a 3-2 victory Wednesday against Maine in Oxford, Ohio.

Maine (15-7), making its first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament, led 2-0 in the third quarter after Poppy Lambert scored her second goal of the game. Miami (12-10) quickly answered with two goals in a span of 2:02, by Lexie Nugent and Garcia Negrete.

Madisyn Hartley and Brittany Smith assisted on both UMaine goals.


(8) INDIANA 86, BUTLER 63: Nicole Cardano-Hillary scored 29 points to lead the Hoosiers to a season-opening victory at Indianapolis.

Cardano-Hillary shot 11 for 12 from the field, including 7 for 8 on 3-pointers, and had six rebounds and five assists to lead the Hoosiers, who shot 52 percent. Grace Berger added 18 points on 9-for-15 shooting, Gorham’s Mackenzie Holmes had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Ali Patberg had 10 assists.


Alex Richard scored 20 points on 10-for-13 shooting and Zoe Jackson added 18 points for Butler. The Bulldogs shot 50% but committed 18 turnovers.

Indiana led by 13 late in the first half before Butler pulled to 43-31 at the break. The Hoosiers extended the advantage to 16 points in the third quarter before breaking it open in the fourth.

(15) TENNESSEE 59, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 49: Jordan Walker scored 14 points, Alexus Dye had a double-double and the Vols ended the game with a 17-2 surge to beat the Salukis in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Walker had seven points and Tamari Key and Sara Puckett each scored five in the critical run after the Salukis had the Vols on the ropes.

Southern Illinois, which led 30-27 at halftime and 42-38 after three quarters, was up 47-42 after a deep 3-pointer by Makenzie Silvey and a fast-break layup by Quierra Love with 5:24 to play.

(17) OHIO STATE 71, BUCKNELL 48: Jacy Sheldon scored 20 points and the Buckeyes pulled away in the second half at Columbus, Ohio.


The Buckeyes raced to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter, but Bucknell closed the quarter with a 7-0 run and then scored the first eight points of the second quarter to grab the lead before Ohio State edged in front 28-24 at the half.


(6) MICHIGAN 88, BUFFALO 76: Hunter Dickinson scored 27 points to help the Wolverines open with a victory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Wolverines led by as many as 21 points in the first half.


MAC: The Mid-American Conference announced it will stand pat with its membership after examining expansion, just hours after Middle Tennessee State made known it was sticking with Conference USA.


“Following analysis and evaluation by the membership, it has been determined our best interests are served in the conference remaining at 12 full member institutions,” Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said in a statement. “While a number of institutions have expressed interest, we never requested any institution to apply for membership nor did we have a formal or informal vote concerning any institutions.”

The decisions by the MAC and MTSU appear to bring an end to a wave of conference realignment at the Football Bowl Subdivision level of Division I that was triggered this summer by the Southeastern Conference inviting Texas and Oklahoma to leave the Big 12 and join the league.

The trickle down led the Big 12 to swipe three schools from the American Athletic Conference, which then turned to Conference USA for six new members. The Sun Belt also added four new schools, three from C-USA.

Middle Tennessee and fellow C-USA member Western Kentucky had explored the possibility of leaving the conference.

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