WATERVILLE — Graham Safford scored 26 points with nine assists and the Bates College men used a 17-6 run in the final four minutes of the first half to take control in a non-conference 88-76 win at Colby.

Adam Philpott sank five of his seven 3-point attempts, and accounted for nine straight points during the surge that gave the Bobcats (6-1) a 49-38 halftime advantage.

Patrick Stewart had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Mules (4-2).

ST. JOSEPH’S 92, SUFFOLK 70: Matt Medeiros scored 27 points, Nicholas Jobin had 24 points and 13 rebounds and the Monks (3-4, 2-0 GNAC) powered past the Rams (3-5, 1-1) at Boston.

Medeiros finished 7 of 11 from beyond the arc.

SMCC 104, NHTI 92: Davis Nicholson scored 21 points, Jon Amabile had 20 and the Seawolves (11-1, 6-0 YSCC) rolled past the Lynx (6-7, 5-2) at South Portland.

Jose Nouchanthavong added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Southern Maine CC.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

ST. JOSEPH’S 67, COLBY 63: Morgan Cahill had 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Monks (5-2) held off the Mules (3-5) at Waterville.

Abby Young added 15 points for St. Joseph’s.

SMCC 59, NHTI 55: Esther Palmieri scored 15 points and sank a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining, helping the Seawolves (8-2, 6-0 YSCC) edge the Lynx (6-5, 3-3) at South Portland.

Danielle McCusker finished with 18 points for SMCC.

(1) CONNECTICUT 97, UC DAVIS 37: Bria Hartley scored 20 of her 25 points before halftime at Hartford, Conn.

Breanna Stewart added 19 points for the Huskies (10-0).

(2) DUKE 99, (16) PURDUE 78: Alexis Jones scored 22 points in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game win for Duke (9-0) at Durham, N.C.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

UNE 5, PLYMOUTH ST. 1: Gabby Crugnale had two goals and an assist, Jenni Poulin had a goal and three assists and the Nor’easters (4-4-3) stormed past the Panthers (2-6) at Biddeford.

FOOTBALL

(19) LOUISVILLE 31, CINCINNATI 24: Teddy Bridgewater made several great escapes to help Louisville (11-7, 7-1 American Athletic Conference) get to overtime, then Dominique Brown’s 2-yard run gave the Cardinals a win over host Cincinnati (9-3, 6-2).

FLORIDA STATE: Quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.

State Attorney Willie Meggs made the announcement at a news conference, saying there was not enough evidence to win a conviction.

DUKE: Coach David Cutcliffe was selected coach of the year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Cutcliffe has led the 20th-ranked Blue Devils (10-2) to a school record for victories. 

NORTH CAROLINA STATE: Sophomore running back Shadrach Thornton, the team’s leading rusher, and redshirt freshman safety J.J. Jones were cited with misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after police visited their apartment during a sexual battery investigation.