ALBANY, N.Y. — Evan Singletary scored 19 points, 14 in the first half, and top-seeded Albany beat No. 8 seed Maine 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the America East men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday.

Albany jumped to a 26-9 lead, with 14 points by Singletary, and led 46-25 at the break.

The Black Bears trailed by as many as 26 points in the second half.

Sam Rowley had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Albany (22-8).

Both teams shot over 46 percent and hit 11 3-pointers apiece, but Albany went to the free-throw line 23 times compared to just seven for Maine.

Aaron Calixte scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting for Maine (3-27).

(3) DUKE 94, WAKE FOREST 51: Freshman Grayson Allen scored a season-best 27 points as the Blue Devils (27-3, 14-3 ACC) routed the visiting Demon Deacons (13-17, 5-12) for their 10th straight win.

(12) NOTRE DAME 71, (16) LOUISVILLE 59: Demetrius Jackson scored 21 points as the Fighting Irish (25-5, 13-4) made their final seven shots to pull away to beat the host Cardinals (23-7, 11-6) and clinch third place in the ACC.

(23) OHIO STATE 77, PENN STATE 67: D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points and Coach Thad Matta tied the school record for wins as the Buckeyes (22-8, 11-6 Big Ten) topped the Nittany Lions (15-15, 3-14) at State College, Pennsylvania.

Matta is 297-91 in 11 seasons at Ohio State, tied with Fred Taylor. Matta’s next win would give him the Buckeyes’ mark as well as his 400th career victory overall.

(24) PROVIDENCE 79, SETON HALL 66: Ben Bentil scored a career-high 21 points and the Friars (21-9, 11-6 Big East) shot 67 percent from the field in the second half in rallying from a big first-half deficit to defeat the Pirates (16-13, 6-11) at Newark, New Jersey.


BOWDOIN 19, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 5: Lindsay Picard and Olivia Raisner scored three goals apiece to lead Bowdoin (2-0) over the University of New England (1-1) at Biddeford.

The Polar Bears scored seven unanswered goals in the first nine minutes of the game. Picard scored all three of her goals during that run.

Macki Hill scored four goals for the Nor’easters.


MAINE 11, BETHUNE- COOKMAN 8: Scott Heath drove in three runs to pace the Black Bears (4-9) over the Wildcats (1-12) at Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Heath tied the game at 7 with a two-run double to left in the top of the eighth. Luke Morrill brought home the go-ahead run with a groundout to short and Kevin Stypulkowski stretched the lead to two runs with a single up the middle.