AUBURN – Randall Laing’s basket gave Southern Maine Community College a 74-72 lead with 1:12 to play and the Seawolves held on to beat Central Maine Community College 78-75 Wednesday night in a men’s basketball game.

Laing had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Seawolves (7-5, 4-2 Yankee Small College Conference), who trailed the Mustangs (3-10, 2-5) for most of the second half. Josh Mackie added 14 points.

Bronson Drewry and Curtis Miller combined for 46 points for CMCC. 

(2) OHIO STATE 83, FLORIDA GULF COAST 55: Jon Diebler matched an Ohio State (9-0) record with nine 3-pointers, scoring 29 points and leading the Buckeyes past Florida Gulf Coast (2-6) at Columbus, Ohio.

Diebler, who has a school career-best 291 3-pointers, shot 9 for 14 on 3s.

William Buford became the 47th Buckeye to reach the 1,000-point career mark, finishing with 17 points. Jared Sullinger added 11 points.

Chase Fieler had 12 points and Anthony Banks 10 for the Eagles. 

(9) BAYLOR 83, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 39: LaceDarius Dunn scored 24 points, Quincy Acy had 14 points with 10 rebounds and Baylor (7-0) returned from an extended break for final exams to beat Bethune-Cookman (5-6) at Waco, Texas.

Dunn had 16 points in the first half for Baylor, which set a school record with its 12th straight home victory.

The Bears went ahead to stay when Acy’s dunk only 1:34 into the game made it 5-4. Baylor led 38-22 by halftime. 

(21) MINNESOTA 66, AKRON 58: Blake Hoffarber scored 13 points to go over 1,000 for his career, Trevor Mbakwe added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota (10-1) beat Akron (4-4) at Minneapolis.

Steve McNees scored 12 for Akron, which led 32-27 at halftime and gave the Gophers all they could handle for the first 30 minutes.

Ralph Sampson III converted a three-point play and Rodney Williams had a dunk during a 12-3 Gophers run that gave Minnesota the lead for good in the second half.


(17) FLORIDA STATE 69, CENTRAL FLORIDA 51: Cierra Bravard had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Florida State (9-1) cruised to a win over Central Florida (4-5) at Tallahassee, Fla.

Alexa Deluzio added 11 points for the Seminoles.

D’Nay Daniels had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Knights.