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Joe Ciccone of Buffalo averaged 247 in the second round and advanced from 17th to third place in the second round of the Professional Bowlers Association Tour's Don Carter Classic in Dallas. His 12-game average is 237. Tom Baker of Buffalo advanced from 28th to 22nd with 2,667 pins, a 222 average. Steve Jaros leads with 2,875 pins.

Rochester Americans goalie Mika Noronen stopped only 16 of 22 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Syracuse Crunch. Denis Hamel had his 22nd goal and an assist, Francois Methot had two assists, and Mike Hurlbut and Darren Van Oene also scored for the Amerks.

Freshman Bruce Seals scored a career-high 32 points, including a school-record seven three-pointers, as Manhattan held off Fairfield, 100-93. The Jaspers (10-7, 7-2) took sole possession of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, one game ahead of the Stags (8-9, 6-3).

Josh Sankes (St. Joe's) scored 19 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as Holy Cross (7-11) defeated Hartford (6-10), 78-65.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Maryland at North Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPN; Providence at UConn, 7:30 p.m., Empire; Cincinnati at Louisville, 9 p.m., ESPN; USC at Oregon, 10:30 p.m., Empire; UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, midnight, ESPN.

FIGURE SKATING: Bank of Montreal Canadian Championships, 9 p.m., Ch. 9.

GOLF: Phoenix Open, first round, 4 p.m., USA.

NHL: Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2.

TENNIS: Australian Open, men's semifinal, 1 p.m. (same day delay), ESPN, live, 10:30 p.m., ESPN2.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Tonawanda at Springville, 7:30 p.m., 1330.

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