Friday: NYU shoots lights out, downs Rochester

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Kyle Stockmal was 4-for-4 from 3-point range and had 17 points in the Violets' win.
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Ryan Tana and Kyle Stockmal combined to shoot 8-for-9 from 3-point range as NYU handed visiting No. 1 Rochester its first loss of the season in front of a packed house in the Coles Center.

Tana had 18 points on 7-for-9 overall shooting while Stockmal added 17 and Carl Yaffe 14 for the Violets, who had lost at the U of R 65-50 a week ago tonight. 

Rochester's John DiBartolomeo was held to 12 points on 1-for-7 shooting. NYU improved to 13-6, 3-5 in the UAA.

Ninth-ranked Williams survived a trip to Colby, beating the White Mules 64-61 to remain unbeaten in the NESCAC and 19-2 overall.

Colby got four straight points from Connor O'Neil and Patrick Stewart to tie the game at 60 with 47 seconds left. Taylor Epley hit a huge layup to give the Ephs the lead they needed with 29 seconds on the clock. After a Mayer foul, however, Stewart went to the line for Colby with five seconds left. He made the first free throw, but after an icing timeout called by Williams, he missed the second. 

No. 4 Amherst and No. 5 Tufts each won to set up Saturday's battle of unbeatens. The Jumbos defeated Trinity (Conn.) 50-40 behind Hayley Kanner's 12 points, while the Lord Jeffs rolled over Bates 79-52.

Whitworth pulled off an upset of No. 7 Lewis and Clark. An Emily Travis basket with 1.8 seconds to play lifted the Pirates to the 53-52 win. "It was one of the best defensive efforts we have ever had at Whitworth," said Pirate coach Helen Higgs. "I felt like we really caused LC a lot of problems and they had to adjust their offensive game plan."