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Saturday College Roundup: Young lifts Alabama past Kansas State in Sugar Bowl

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass in the first half of the Crimson Tide’s 45-20 win over Kansas State in Saturday’s Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Butch Dill/Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Bryce Young passed for 321 yards and five touchdowns in a game that other top NFL prospects might have skipped, and No. 5 Alabama responded to an early two-point deficit with a 35-straight defeat to Kansas State 45 to defeat in 11th place. 20 in the Sugar Bowl on Saturday.

While a number of pro-tied college stars sat out bowl games that weren’t part of the college football playoffs, the Crimson Tide and the Wildcats had their best chances on the field and made a string of memorable plays — from Young’s crucial passes to Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn’s 88-yard touchdown run intercepted by Alabama’s Jordan Battle and Brian Branch.

Substituted during a fourth-quarter streak, Young raised his right hand to the Alabama fans, who roared as the former Heisman Trophy winner trotted to the sidelines.

Jermaine Burton caught three passes for 87 yards and a touchdown for Alabama (11-2). Tide running back Jahmyr Gibbs had 142 yards from scrimmage — 76 rushing and 66 receiving. Young’s other touchdowns went to Isaiah Bond (6 yards), Cameron Latu (1 yard), Ja’Corey Brooks (32 yards), and Kobe Prentice (47 yards). Jase McClelland added a 17-yard scoring run.

Kansas State (10-4) entered its first Sugar Bowl on a four-game winning streak and was running high after beating No. 3 TCU — a CFP team — in the Big 12 title game.

MUSIC CITY BOWL: Joe Labas threw for 139 yards and a touchdown in his first start, and Iowa (8-5) scored the first shutout in the Music City Bowl’s 24 years, beating Kentucky (7-6), 21-0, in Nashville, Tennessee , defeated.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz also ended his 24th season by matching the late Joe Paterno for most bowl wins among Big Ten coaches with his 10th.

Iowa got a little revenge for losing to Kentucky last season after a late comeback by the Wildcats in the Citrus Bowl. The Hawkeyes defense outperformed their offense, returning two interceptions for TDs in the second quarter. The Hawkeyes ended the season with their fifth win in six games.

MEN’S HOCKEY

Maine 1, Colgate 1: The Black Bears (6-9-2) scored a second-half goal from Didrik Henbrant but opted for a tie against Colgate (9-9-2) in Hamilton, New York.

Alex Young leveled the game with a power play goal midway through the second.

ELMIRA 3, COLBY 1: Chance Gorman scored the eventual winner with 6:54 left as the Soaring Eagles (8-5) defeated the Mules (6-3) in Elmira, New York.

Abdoul Diouf reduced Colby’s deficit to 2-1 at 5:44, but Elmira secured the win with a goalless goal.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 10, SUNY CORTLAND 4: Mike Tersoni and Jayden Price scored two goals and six others added a goal each as the Nor’easters (8-3) routed the Red Dragons (6-5) at the Middlebury Holiday Classic in Middlebury, Vermont.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

COLBY 87, SOUTHERN MAINE 80: Lucas Green had 22 points and nine rebounds as the Mules (11-1) beat the Huskies (7-5) at Gorham.

Will King added 10 points and five assists while Noah Tyson finished with 11 points for Colby.

Clay Kuhn had 23 points, Chance Dixon 15, Jason Lombard 11 and Simon Chadbourne 10 for Southern Maine.

BOWDOIN 80, MAINE MARITIME 51: James McGowan scored 21 points to lead the Polar Bears (6-6) to a win over the Mariners (4-4) in Brunswick.

Xander Werkman added 12 points and 11 rebounds while Alex Halpern had 10 points.

Curt Heinz had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Maine Maritime.

(22) XAVER 83, (2) UCONN 73: Zach Freemantle scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Colby Jones also scored 16 and helped the Musketeers (12-3, 4-0 Big East) inflict the Huskies (14-1, 3-1) their first loss of the season. in Cincinati.

Jack Nunge started the game for Xavier despite an illness that limited his warm-up. He only returned to the team a few minutes after half-time, but finished the game with 15 points in 24 minutes. Jerome Hunter also had 15.

(3) HOUSTON 71, CENTRAL FLORIDA 65: Tramon Mark had 19 points, Marcus Sasser had 18 and the Cougars (14-1, 2-0 AAC) held on to a win over the Knights (10-4, 1-1) in Houston.

(4) KANSAS 69, STATE OF OKLAHOMA 67: KJ Adams scored the go-ahead basket with 5.8 seconds left, Kansas stopped Oklahoma State twice at the other end, and the No. 4 Jayhawks (12-0) came back from 15 to take the Cowboys (8-5) in beating Lawrence, Kansas, in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

(5) ARIZONA 69, ARIZONA STATE 60: Azuolas Tubelis had 21 points, Oumar Ballo had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the Wildcats (13-1, 2-1 Pac-12) survived a second-half comeback from the Sun Devils (11-3, 2-1). Tempe, Ariz.

(6) TEXAS 70, OKLAHOMA 69: Marcus Carr hit the go-ahead basket in the last minute as the Longhorns (12-0) went away with a win over the Sooners (9-4) in Norman, Oklahoma in the opening game of the Big 12 for both teams.

(10) GONZAGA 111, PEPPERS 88: Drew Timme scored 22 of his season-best 35 points as part of Gonzaga’s first-half scoring, and the No. 10 Bulldogs (12-3, 1-0 West Coast Conference) sped past the waves (7-8, 0- 1) in Spokane, Washington.

IOWA STATE 77, (12) BAYLOR 62: Gabe Kalscheur and Caleb Grill combined for 41 points as the Cylones (10-2) toppled the Bears (10-3) in a Big 12 opener in Ames, Iowa.

(13) VIRGINIA 74, GEORGIA TECH 56: The Cavaliers (10-2, 2-1 ACC) blew away the Yellow Jackets (7-6, 0-3) with a 25-0 run that started late in the first half and continued after the break and cruised to a victory in Atlanta, which brought Tony Bennett into a tie with Terry Holland for the most coaching wins in Cavaliers history.

(17) DUKE 86, FLORIDA STATE 67: Ryan Young came off the bench for a season-high 20 points, Jaylen Blakes scored 17 points in his first career start and the Blue Devils (11-3, 2-1 ACC) beat the Seminoles ( 4-11, 2-2) in Durham, NC.

(18) TCU 67, TEXAS TECH 61: Mike Miles Jr. scored 23 points and the Horned Frogs (12-1, 1-0 Big 12) rallied in the second half for a win over the Red Raiders (10-3, 0-1) in Fort Worth, Texas.

(19) Kentucky 86, Louisville 63: Oscar Tshiebwe had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Jacob Toppin added a career-high 24 points and the Wildcats (9-4) shot the best 60% of the season to dominate the rival Cardinals (2-12) in Lexington, Kentucky .

(22) NEW MEXICO 76, WYOMING 75: Jamal Mashburn Jr. scored 20 points, including winning free throws with 17 seconds remaining, to lead the Lobos (14-0, 2-0 Mountain West) to a win over the Cowboys (5-9, 0-2) at Laramie , Wyoming.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BATES 72, RUSSELL SAGE 53: Meghan Graff scored 22 points to lead the Bobcats (6-4) over the Gators (6-3) in Albany, New York.

Graff scored 20 goals in the first half as Bates built a 53-29 lead, helped by a 23-7 run in the second quarter.

Morgan Kennedy had 12 points and Davina Kabantu finished with 10 points for the Bobcats, who had a 53-36 rebound advantage.

(3) OHIO STATE 66, MICHIGAN 57: Taylor Mikesell scored 16 points and Rikki Harris added 14 as the Buckeyes (15-0, 4-0 Big Ten) won their 15th straight win and came from behind to defeat the turnover-prone Wolverines (12-2, 2nd -1) to hit in Columbus, Ohio.

(8) UCONN 61, MARQUETTE 48: Lou Lopez Senechal had 22 points and Caroline Ducharme added 19 points and seven rebounds to lead the Huskies (11-2, 4-0 Big East) to a win over the visiting Golden Eagles (9-5, 2-3) at Storrs respectively. Connecticut.

(15) IOWA STATE 81, TEXAS TECH 58: Ashley Joens and Lexi Donarski scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, and the Cyclones (9-2, 1-0 Big 12) used a powerful finish to defeat the Red Raiders (12-2, 0-1) in Lubbock, Texas beat.

(19) GONZAGA 96, LOYOLA MARAMOUNT 51: Yvonne Ejim scored 24 points, Brynna Maxwell added 22 and the Bulldogs (14-2, 4-0 West Coast Conference) won their 30th straight win over the Lions (4-11, 1-3) in Los Angeles.

(20) OKLAHOMA 98, WEST VIRGINIA 77: Ana Llanusa scored 28 points and shot 11 for 13, Madi Williams scored 24 and the Sooners (11-1, 1-0 Big 12) drew away from the Mountaineers (9-3, 0-1) in Morgantown, West Virginia .

(21) CREIGHTON 92, DePAUL 82: Lauren Jensen scored 21 points, including seven straight late in the game to help Creighton regain the lead, and the Bluejays (9-4, 3-2 Big East) defeated the Blue Demons (10-5, 3-1 ) in Chicago.

(22) KANSAS 80, STATE OF OKLAHOMA 65: Holly Kersgieter scored 23 points, Taiyanna Jackson recorded a double-double and the Jayhawks (11-1, 1-0 Big 12) beat Oklahoma State (10-3, 0-1) in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

(23) Baylor 64, TCU 42: Caitlin Bickel scored 19 points and the Bears (10-3, 1-0 Big 12) pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Horned Frogs in Waco, Texas.

(25) ST. JOHN’S 68, GEORGETOWN 48: Jayla Everett scored 20 points and the Red Storm (13-0, 4-0 Big East) dominated the second quarter, beating the Hoyas (8-6, 1-4) in Washington. Extending the best start in Red Storm history.

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