SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Tim Abromaitis came out of his early season 3-point shooting slump to score 26 points, leading Notre Dame (4-0) to an easy 97-72 win over the University of Maine (2-2) in a college men’s basketball game Monday night.

Abromaitis tallied 17 of his points in a perfect first half when he went 5 for 5 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. The senior was 4 for 5 from 3-point range against Maine; he had been 4 for 24 from beyond the arc entering Monday.

“We tried to put our best defender on Abromaitis from the start,” Maine Coach Ted Woodward said. “I didn’t look at his slump but instead I looked at his 44 percent throughout the course of the Big East. Unfortunately, we played him on a night when he was making them.”

Scott Martin scored 15 points and Tyrone Nash had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Irish. Jack Cooley also scored 13 points, Ben Hansbrough had 11 points and nine assists and Carleton Scott scored 11.

Gerald McLemore scored 16 to lead Maine. Troy Barnies had 15 points and Raheem Singleton 12.

Freshman Tom Knight, a Dirigo High graduate, scored two points for Notre Dame.


(1) DUKE 82, MARQUETTE 77: Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 25 points had 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Blue Devils (4-0) past the Golden Eagles (4-1) in the semifinals of the CBE Classic in Kansas City, Mo.

Jimmy Butler led Marquette with 22 points.


(2) MICHIGAN STATE 82, CHAMINADE 74: Kalin Lucas had 28 points, Korie Lucious added 13 and the Spartans (3-0) held off the Silverswords (3-1) in the first round of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Steven Bennett led Chaminade with 20 points and 11 assists, and Mamadou Diarra added 16 points, 12 rebounds and blocked five shots.


(8) KENTUCKY 76, OKLAHOMA 64: Freshman Terrence Jones dominated inside on his way to 29 points and 13 rebounds, and the Wildcats (3-0) held off the Sooners (3-1) in the first round of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Brandon Knight chipped in 13 points for Kentucky.


(12) BAYLOR 72, LIPSCOMB 60: LaceDarius Dunn scored 24 points with seven 3-pointers and the host Bears (4-0) beat the Bisons (2-2).

Jordan Burgason had 15 points to lead Lipscomb.


(18) SAN DIEGO STATE 77, MIAMI (OHIO) 56: Kawhi Leonard had another double-double, and the Aztecs (5-0) turned up the defensive pressure and used two crushing scoring runs to pull away from the Redhawks (2-3) in the CBE Classic in Oxford, Ohio.


(7) OHIO STATE 80, EAST TENNESSEE 47: Samantha Prahalis scored 18 points and had eight assists in her return to pace the Buckeyes (4-0) past the visiting Buccaneers (2-2).


(8) TEXAS A&M 81, LIBERTY 49: Danielle Adams scored 20 points, Tyra White added 15 and the Aggies (3-0) cruised past the Flames (2-3) in College Station, Texas.


(11) OKLAHOMA 84, FRESNO STATE 66: Danielle Robinson had 17 points and eight assists while the Sooners (3-0) hit the Bulldogs (3-2) with an early 3-point barrage on their way to an easy win in Norman, Okla.


(22) ST. JOHN’S 60, ARKANSAS STATE 48: Da’Shena Stevens had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Red Storm (4-1) beat the Red Wolves (3-2) at Jonesboro, Ark.

Shenneika Smith added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Red Storm.