FARMINGTON — Pat Sumner made 7-of-12 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 27 points and Ben Johnson added 25 more as UMaine-Farmington raced to a 45-27 halftime lead and held off a late charge by St. Joseph’s in an 83-74 men’s basketball win Monday night.
Nich Jobin scored 16 points to lead five players in double figures for the Monks (1-3), who got as close as five points in the final minutes of the game before the Beavers (2-2) pulled away at the foul line.
QUINNIPIAC 102, MAINE 61: Quinnipiac (4-1) had five players score in double figures to coast to a win at Bangor.
Xavier Pollard and Dimitry Akanda-Coronel had 18 points each for Maine (1-4).
Quinnipiac dominated the boards with 60 rebounds to just 29 for the Black Bears.
(4) KENTUCKY 68, CLEVELAND STATE 61: Andrew Harrison’s three-point play broke a 57-all tie before twin brother Aaron followed with a 3-pointer with 1:20 remaining, helping the Wildcats (5-1) escape with a win at Lexington, Ky.
(5) OKLAHOMA STATE 93, SOUTH FLORIDA 67: Marcus Smart and Markel Brown scored 25 points apiece as the Cowboys (5-0) easily beat USF (4-1) at Tampa, Fla.
(7) OHIO STATE 65, WYOMING 50: Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 20 points and Aaron Craft had all 10 of his points in a second-half surge to lead the Buckeyes (5-0) at Columbus, Ohio.
(8) SYRACUSE 75, MINNESOTA 67: C.J. Fair scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as the Orange held on in the first round of the Maui Invitational at Lahaina, Hawaii.
Syracuse (5-0) pushed through a late run by the Golden Gophers, who pulled within 67-65 with a little more than two minutes left.
(15) FLORIDA 86, JACKSONVILLE 67: Casey Prather scored 27 points and Michael Frazier II added 17 at Jacksonville, Fla., as the Gators (5-1) won their fourth straight.
ST. JOSEPH’S 58, UM-FARMINGTON 44: Abby Young scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Monks (4-1), who used a 10-0 run early in the second half to pull away from the Beavers (1-3) at Farmington.
Lindsay Moore added 19 points and nine rebounds for St. Joseph’s, while Young snagged six rebounds.
The Beavers were paced by Lindsay Ranquist with 13 points.
(8) MARYLAND 69, DREXEL 63: Alyssa Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Terrapins (5-1) at College Park, Md.
CONNECTICUT remains the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press poll after easily winning four games in five days.
The Huskies beat Oregon, Boston University, Monmouth and St. Bonaventure by an average of nearly 52 points a game. UConn is off until Sunday when it faces Ohio State.
The top nine teams stayed the same with Duke, Tennessee, Louisville and Notre Dame rounding out the first five.
Stanford, Kentucky, Maryland, Baylor and Nebraska rounded out the top 10.
FLORIDA STATE’S Jameis Winston, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Alabama’s AJ McCarron are three quarterback finalists for the Maxwell Award, given to college football’s player of the year.
Winston, who is being investigated in a sexual assault case by authorities in Tallahassee, Fla., is also up for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, along with McCarron and Manziel.
Manziel won the O’Brien last season, along with the Heisman Trophy.