ORONO – Justin Edwards had 24 points, Alasdair Fraser notched a double-double, and five Maine players finished with double-digit scoring as the Black Bears crushed Maine-Machias 113-49 in their men’s basketball season opener Monday night.

Gerald McLemore scored 21 points, and Fraser had 19 and 12 rebounds for Maine. Kilian Cato added 14 points and Zarko Valjarevic chipped in 13.

After both teams traded 3-pointers to open the game, Fraser threw down a dunk that began a 20-0 run. The Black Bears led by 31 points at halftime and outscored the Clippers 50-17 in the second half.

Maine shot 69.8 percent (44 of 63) from the floor compared to just 28.1 percent (16 of 57) for the Clippers.

(4) CONNECTICUT 78, WAGNER 66: Shabazz Napier scored 21 points and the Huskies (2-0) extended Division I’s longest winning streak to 13 games with a victory at Storrs, Conn.

(5) SYRACUSE 92, MANHATTAN 56: Dion Waiters had 17 points, Kris Joseph and James Southerland each scored 15, and the Orange (2-0) advanced to the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

(16) ALABAMA 74, OAKLAND 57: JaMychal Green scored 18 points to lead the Crimson Tide (2-0) to a win at Tuscaloosa, Ala.

(17) MICHIGAN 64, TOWSON 47: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points, and the Wolverines (2-0) started the game on a 21-0 run as they cruised to a victory at Ann Arbor, Mich.

(21) MARQUETTE 99, NORFOLK STATE 68: Jae Crowder had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Darius Johnson-Odom added 24 points for the Golden Eagles (2-0) at Milwaukee.

(24) MISSOURI 81, MERCER 63: Phil Pressey had a career-best 22 points with four assists and five steals, helping the Tigers (2-0) earn a win in the first round of the CBE Classic at Columbia, Mo.

(25) FLORIDA STATE 73, CENTRAL FLORIDA 50: Bernard James had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Seminoles (2-0) in a victory at Tallahassee, Fla.

BOSTON COLLEGE 67, NEW HAMPSHIRE 64: Patrick Heckmann hit a shot from just over midcourt at the halftime buzzer to cap a 14-1 that gave the Eagles (1-0) the lead for good at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Heckmann finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.


(20) LSU 64, WICHITA STATE 56: Jeanne Kenney scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting to lead the Tigers to a victory at Baton Rouge, La., in Nikki Caldwell’s coaching debut.


NCAAs: The NCAA has announced ticket prices for the Division III semifinals and final, to be held Saturday and Sunday at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

Bowdoin, seeking its fourth national championship in five years, faces NESCAC rival Middlebury at 11 a.m. Saturday. The winner plays for the championship at 1 p.m. Sunday against Ursinus (Pa.) or the College of New Jersey.

Single-day tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students and seniors, and all-session tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

A $22 family four-pack includes two adult and two student single-day tickets, plus a $10 concession voucher.

Visit www.ncaa.com/tickets for more information or to order tickets.