February 10

College Roundup: UMaine women earn third straight win

The Black Bears use a 12-0 run to take a 65-53 win over Binghamton.

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BANGOR — Sophie Weckstrom went 6 for 8 from the floor with four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 16 points to lead the University of Maine women to a 65-53 win over Binghamton at the Cross Insurance Center on Sunday afternoon.

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Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson goes up against Louisville’s Tia Gibbs during the Huskies’ 81-64 win Sunday afternoon at Storrs, Conn. Jefferson had a career high 18 points as Connecticut, defending national champs, won a rematch of last year’s NCAA title game.

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Leading by one early in the first half, the Black Bears (13-11, 7-4 America East) went on a 12-0 run to take a 19-6 lead over the Bearcats (4-20, 1-10).

Maine extended the lead to 33-18 by halftime and led by as many as 26 points in the second half en route to its third win in a row.

Liz Wood added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Black Bears and Chantel Charles scored eight points.

BOWDOIN 92, MIDDLEBURY 55: Sara Binkhorst scored a game-high 16 points to lead the 22nd-ranked Polar Bears (19-3, 6-2 NESCAC), who took control of the game with an early 14-0 run and cruised to a win over the Panthers (7-14, 1-7) at Middlebury, Vt.

(1) UCONN 81, (4) LOUISVILLE 64: Breanna Stewart had 24 points and 10 rebounds at Storrs, Conn., to lead the top-ranked Huskies in a rematch of last season’s national championship game.

The Huskies (25-0, 12-0 American Athletic Conference) led by 11 at the half and when Louisville (23-2, 11-1) got within 47-40, Stewart answered with five straight points to ignite a 16-5 run that put the game away.

The win was UConn’s 31st straight dating back to last season’s title run. That’s the fifth-longest winning streak in school history.

(2) NOTRE DAME 101, SYRACUSE 64: Jewell Loyd scored 23 points, Kayla McBride added 18 and the Irish romped in an easy win at South Bend, Ind., to improve their record to 23-0, matching the best start in school history.

WASHINGTON 87, (3) STANFORD 82: Kelsey Plum scored 23 points and Washington (13-10, 6-6 Pac-12) held off a late charge by Stanford for an upset at Seattle. The loss snapped a 62-game road conference winning streak for the Cardinal (22-2, 11-1).

(7) BAYLOR 81, (12) OKLAHOMA STATE 64: Odyssey Sims scored 33 points with three 3-pointers and Baylor clinched its 14th consecutive 20-win season with a win at Waco, Texas.

The Lady Bears (20-3, 10-1 Big 12) have won 33 consecutive conference home games.

(9) PENN STATE 74, OHIO STATE 54: Maggie Lucas had 23 points, including 12 during a 21-3 run, to lead the Nittany Lions (18-5, 9-2 Big Ten) at Columbus, Ohio.

(10) MARYLAND 95, CLEMSON 43: Alyssa Thomas had 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Terrapins breezed to a win at College Park, Md.

Brionna Jones scored 14 for the Terrapins (19-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won three straight blowouts following a three-game skid. Maryland defeated Syracuse by 25 points and beat Pittsburgh by 48 before dismissing Clemson without difficulty.

ARIZONA 68, (11) ARIZONA STATE 49: Carissa Crutchfield scored a career-high 20 points to lead Arizona (5-18, 1-11 Pac 12) to a huge upset of Arizona State (20-4, 9-3) at Tucson, Ariz.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

MIDDLEBURY 69, BOWDOIN 66: John Swords scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Polar Bears (18-3, 5-3 NESCAC), but Bowdoin still fell to the Panthers (15-7, 5-3) at Middlebury, Vt.

The Polar Bears tied it at 66 on a 3-pointer by Grant White with 2.2 seconds left, but were charged with a technical foul immediately after the basket when they called a timeout and did not have any left.

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