MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Shannon Brady scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half as Bowdoin pulled away to earn their 17th straight win, beating Middlebury 53-43 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Sunday.

Bowdoin (20-2, 8-0 NESCAC), which is assured of the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the upcoming conference tournament, held Middlebury (11-11, 3-5) to 35 percent shooting in the second half.

Kate Kerrigan had a solid all-around game for the Polar Bears, finishing with 11 points, nine steals, six rebounds and four assists.

Ally Siffen came off the bench to score 10 points.

Elizabeth Knox had 13 points for Middlebury.

The winning streak is the longest for Bowdoin since the 2003-04 team won 29 straight. This is also the 13th time in 15 seasons the Polar Bears have won at least 20 games.

(3) BAYLOR 70, TEXAS 68: Nina Davis scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half, helping the host Bears (22-1, 11-0 Big 12) beat the Longhorns (15-7, 4-7) for their 21st straight victory.

(4) NOTRE DAME 89, BOSTON COLLEGE 56: Michaela Mabrey hit six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 20 points, and the Fighting Irish (23-2, 10-1 ACC) beat the host Eagles (10-13, 2-8) for their ninth straight win.

(5) MARYLAND 59, (19) NEBRASKA 47: Lexie Brown scored 14 points to help the Terrapins (12-2, 12-0 Big Ten) extend their winning streak to 15 games with a victory over the Cornhuskers (17-6, 7-5) in College Park, Maryland.

(6) TENNESSEE 64, FLORIDA 56: Isabelle Harrison scored 17 points and Jordan Reynolds added 13 to lift the Lady Vols (20-3, 10-0 SEC) over the Gators (11-12, 3-7) in Gainesville, Florida.

(8) LOUISVILLE 48, PITTSBURGH 35: Sara Hammond scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the Cardinals (20-3, 8-2 ACC) beat the Panthers (15-8, 5-5) in Louisville, Kentucky.

(9) FLORIDA STATE 80, MIAMI 60: Center Adut Bulgak had 19 points and 17 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season, and the Seminoles (22-1, 9-1 ACC) beat the Hurricanes (16-7, 6-4) for their ninth straight win, in Tallahassee, Florida.

California 50, (10) Arizona State 49: Penina Davidson hit a layup at the buzzer to lift the Bears (17-6, 9-3 Pac-12) past the Sun Devils (22-2, 11-1) in Tempe, Arizona.

(11) KENTUCKY 82, VANDERBILT 68: Linnae Harper tied a career high with 22 points, Makayla Epps scored 18, and the Wildcats (18-5, 7-3 SEC) beat the Commodores (13-11, 4-7) in Nashville, Tennessee.

(13) NORTH CAROLINA 74, VIRGINIA TECH 52: Brittany Rountree scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures as the Tar Heels (19-5, 6-4 ACC) rolled to a victory over the Hokies (10-14, 1-10) in Blacksburg, Virginia.

(15) DUKE 89, CLEMSON 60: Elizabeth Williams had 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists as the Blue Devils (18-6, 9-2 ACC) cruised past the Tigers (9-15, 1-10) for their fifth straight win, in Durham, North Carolina.

(21) RUTGERS 57, MICHIGAN 50: Betnijah Laney scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists as the visiting Scarlet Knights (18-5, 9-3 Big Ten) held on to beat the Wolverines (14-9, 6-6) for their sixth straight victory.

(25) SYRACUSE 65, GEORGIA TECH 60: Brianna Butler and Alexis Peterson scored 14 points each and the Orange (17-7, 7-4 ACC) beat the Yellow Jackets (14-10, 4-6) in Atlanta.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

BOWDOIN 88, MIDDLEBURY 70: Lucas Hausman scored 21 points to lead four players in double digits as the Polar Bears (15-6, 5-3 NESCAC) jumped out to an early lead and beat the Panthers (15-6, 3-5) at Brunswick.

Bowdoin opened the game with a 19-5 run in the first 5:21 and never trailed.

John Swords went 10 for 13 from the field to finish with 20 points. Bryan Hurley added 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Matt Palecki had 13 points and eight rebounds.

Matt St. Amour scored 23 points for Middlebury.

IOWA 71, (17) MARYLAND 55: Aaron White scored 17 points, Adam Woodbury matched a career high with 16 and the Hawkeyes (15-8, 6-4 Big Ten) throttled the Terrapins (19-5, 7-4) in Iowa City, Iowa.