WATERVILLE — Bates controlled the boards and got balanced offense to defeat Thomas 85-64 Tuesday night in a men’s basketball game.

Nick Schmiemann had 15 points, Reid Christian scored 14 and Brian Ellis and Mark Brust each added 13 for the Bobcats (3-1), who had a 52-27 rebounding advantage.

Bates made 9 of 23 3-pointers, including four each by Schmiemann and Christian.

Andrew Duncanson led the Terriers (0-3) with 16 points.


COLBY 71, UNE 58: Mike Russell had 21 points and 15 rebounds as the White Mules (2-2) handled the Nor’easters (1-6) at Biddeford.

Chas Rentrope had 18 points, five rebounds and four steals for UNE. Marcus Winn added 14 points, including four 3-pointers.


SOUTHERN MAINE CC 96, UNITY 37: Paul Holland had 12 points and Ryan Cheney and Joe Jardine each scored 10 as the visiting Seawolves (6-3) routed the Rams (0-5).


(2) OHIO STATE 58, FLORIDA STATE 44: Jon Diebler scored 12 points and Jared Sullinger added 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead Ohio State (6-0) to a victory over Florida State (5-2) in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Tallahassee, Fla.


(7) UCONN 62, UNH 55: Kemba Walker scored 30 points and Connecticut (6-0) took the lead for good six minutes into the second half and held off New Hampshire (4-2) at Storrs, Conn.


(8) SYRACUSE 78, CORNELL 58: Rick Jackson had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Kris Joseph had 16 points and Syracuse (7-0) beat Cornell (2-5) at Syracuse, N.Y.


(16) GEORGETOWN 111, (9) MISSOURI 102: Jason Clark hit three 3-pointers in overtime, lifting visiting Georgetown (7-0) to a victory over Missouri (5-1), which erased an 18-point halftime deficit but faltered at the free-throw line in the final seconds of regulation.

After Michael Dixon hit 1 of 2 foul shots with 14.1 seconds left to give Missouri a 94-91 lead, Chris Wright’s 3-pointer sent the game to OT.


(10) KENTUCKY 91, BOSTON U. 57: Brandon Knight scored 23 points and Kentucky (5-1) bounced back from its first loss with a win over Boston University (4-4) at Lexington, Ky.


(13) TENNESSEE 86, MIDDLE TENN. STATE 56: Tobias Harris scored 21 points and Scotty Hopson had 19 as Tennessee (6-0) cruised to a victory over Middle Tennessee State (3-4) at Knoxville, Tenn.

(20) ILLINOIS 79, NORTH CAROLINA 67: Mike Davis scored 20 points as Illinois (7-1) beat visiting North Carolina (4-3) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


(25) NOTRE DAME 81, INDIANA STATE 72: Ben Hansbrough scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Notre Dame (8-0) to a victory over Indiana State (3-4) at South Bend, Ind.


SOUTHERN MAINE CC 81, UNITY 24: Christina Ricci had 24 points as the visiting Seawolves (4-4) defeated the Rams.

Alisa Sweet had 15 points, Ariel LeDuc scored 12 and Kimmie Preston added 11 for the Seawolves.


(4) XAVIER 85, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 40: Amber Harris had 16 points as Xavier (6-0) routed Mississippi Valley State (1-4) at Cincinnati.


(5) DUKE 75, JAMES MADISON 58: Chelsea Gray scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures and Duke (7-0) took the lead for good with a 13-2 run midway through the first half to beat James Madison (3-3) at Harrisonburg, Va.


GRAND VIEW 3, UM-FORT KENT 0: The 12th-seeded Vikings outshot the fifth-seeded Bengals 10-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals in the NAIA national championship at Orange Beach, Ala.

Per Poulsen scored the go-ahead goal in the 15th minute for the Vikings (20-1).

David Girouard made seven saves for the Bengals (22-1).