ORONO – Chris De La Rosa scored 24 points and had a career-high 13 assists to lead Maryland-Baltimore County over Maine 84-79 in an America East Conference men’s basketball game on Sunday.

Justin Fry added a career-high 20 points for the Retrievers (5-19, 4-7 America East), who trailed 49-35 55 seconds into the second half. UMBC then outscored the Black Bears (14-9, 8-3) 18-2 over the next 5:50 for its first lead of the game, 53-51.

De La Rosa scored or assisted on all but two of the points during the run.

Maine reclaimed the lead 58-55 with 9:23 left, but De La Rosa tied it on a three-point play and then fed Adrian Satchell to give UMBC the lead for good, 60-58, with 7:58 to play.

Gerald McLemore led Maine with 24 points.

(1) OHIO STATE 82, (18) MINNESOTA 69: David Lighty scored 19 points and Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help the Buckeyes (24-0, 11-0 Big Ten) beat the Golden Gophers (16-7, 5-6) at Minneapolis.

Every starter for the Buckeyes scored 10 or more points as they stretched the second-longest winning streak in school history. William Buford had 15 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals for Ohio State.

Blake Hoffarber led Minnesota with 16 points, while Ralph Sampson III and freshman reserve guard Chip Armelin each had 14 points.

(9) NOTRE DAME 76, RUTGERS 69: Ben Hansbrough scored 25 points and Carleton Scott had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Irish (19-4, 8-3 Big East) past the Scarlet Knights (12-11, 3-8) at South Bend, Ind.

Scott Martin had 14 points and Tim Abromaitis added 10 for the Irish who reclaimed sole possession of second place in the Big East.

Jonathan Mitchell scored 24 points for Rutgers while Dane Miller added 11.

(19) WISCONSIN 82, MICHIGAN ST. 56: Jordan Taylor scored 30 points and the Badgers (17-5, 7-3 Big Ten) handed the visiting Spartans (13-10, 5-6) a fifth loss in six games.

The loss was just short of the Spartans’ worst ever to the Badgers, a 27-point defeat in 1972, and comes on the heels of a 20-point loss to last-place Iowa.

(23) NORTH CAROLINA 89, FLORIDA ST. 69: Freshman Kendall Marshall had nine points and a season-high 16 assists for the Tar Heels (17-5, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) while Harrison Barnes scored 17 points in a win over the Seminoles (16-7, 6-3) at Chapel Hill, N.C.

Chris Singleton scored 15 points to lead Florida State, which had won the past two meetings between the schools.


(1) BAYLOR 84, OKLAHOMA STATE 57: Brittney Griner scored 19 points, Destiny Williams added 17 and the visiting Bears (21-1, 8-0 Big 12) beat the Cowgirls (13-8, 1-7) to achieve the best start to a season in school history.

Visits to Gallagher-Iba Arena hadn’t been friendly even to the best Bears teams in recent history.

(10) UCLA 74, USC 67: Darxia Morris scored a career-high 24 points, Jasmine Dixon added 23 and the Bruins (19-2, 9-1 Pac-10) pulled away in the closing minutes to beat USC (13-8, 5-5) in Los Angeles.

Dixon grabbed 14 rebounds and Antonye Nyingifa added 13 points for the Bruins, who won their fourth straight. UCLA continued its best start since the 1976-77 squad won 20 of its first 22 games.

(12) MARYLAND 88, N.C. STATE 59: Lynetta Kizer had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Terrapins (20-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) used a strong second half to beat the Wolfpack (10-13, 1-7) in College Park, Md.

Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 14 for the Wolfpack, who were outrebounded 51-28.

PENN STATE 82, (20) IOWA 75: Alex Bentley scored 25 points to lead Nittany Lions (20-5, 9-2 Big Ten) past the Hawkeyes (17-7, 5-6) at Iowa City, Iowa.

Freshman reserve Maggie Lucas added 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mia Nickson had 15 rebounds to help the win their fourth straight.

(24) GEORGIA 81, ALABAMA 54: Freshman reserve guard Khaalidah Miller scored 22 points and the Bulldogs (18-5, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) beat the Crimson Tide (12-12, 1-10) in Athens, Ga.

Anne Marie Armstrong had 16 points, and Porsha Phillips had her ninth double double of the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Georgia was without Jasmine James, who sat out to rest a sprained wrist that she injured seven games ago.

Ericka Russell led Alabama with 11 points, and Jasmine Robinson scored 10.