Sigi Koizar scored 19 points as the University of Maine women’s basketball team rolled to a fifth straight victory with a convincing 53-38 decision over Dartmouth at Bangor.

The Black Bears improve to 6-3.

Maine’s defense forced 20 turnovers, converting those mishaps into a 27-2 edge in points off takeaways.

Lakin Roland scored 15 for Big Green while Fanni Szabo tossed in 11.

BOWDOIN 75, UM-FARMINGTON 49: The Polar Bears (7-2) never trailed in a victory over the Beavers (3-5) at Farmington.

Shannon Brady led four Bowdoin players in double figures with 15 points and eight rebounds. Sara Binkhorst had 12 points, Marle Curle contributed 11 while Lydia Caputi pitched in a career-high 11 off the bench.

Meghan Smith was the high scorer for UMF with 15.

Bowdoin led by as many as 30 points in the second half and forced 35 turnovers. The Polar Bears had a 43-34 edge in rebounding and connected on 42 percent of their shots, including nine three-pointers. UMF hit just 33 percent from the field.


SOUTHERN MAINE 65, UM-FARMINGTON 47: Sean Caddigan tallied eight points as the Huskies (3-4) closed the first half on a 13-2 run to open a 39-20 halftime lead against Farmington (2-5) in Gorham.

Caddigan finished with 13 points. Fred Knight added 11 for Southern Maine, and Jacob Littlefield 10. Uriah Forest-Bulley scored 14 for the Beavers, and Nick Hilton 13 points and seven rebounds.

(1) KENTUCKY 56, COLUMBIA 46: Top-ranked Kentucky gave up the first 11 points, still trailed at halftime and finally shook off a slow start to beat pesky Columbia at home.

In a college basketball season already marked by several big upsets, the Wildcats (10-0) got their toughest challenge yet from the Ivy League Lions.

(10) KANSAS 75, GEORGETOWN 70: Brannen Greene went 5 for 5 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 19 points as Kansas made a basketball statement with a win at Georgetown, even as Hoyas players were making a societal statement by wearing “I CAN’T BREATHE” T-shirts for the national anthem.

(12) OHIO STATE 97, HIGH POINT 43: Kam Williams scored a career-high 23 points, including 13 in a row in the first half, to lead the Buckeyes to a romp at home.

D’Angelo Russell had 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Buckeyes, who hit 35 of 56 shots from the field for 63 percent.

(19) MARYLAND 67, N.C. CENTRAL 56: Richaud Pack scored 17 points, Jake Layman added 15 and the Terrapins took control in the first half before coasting at home.


AWARDS: Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright won the Lombardi Award as the nation’s best lineman.

Wright edged Clemson senior defensive end Vic Beasley, Washington senior linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha and Ohio State sophomore defensive end Joey Bosa for the award presented by the Rotary Club of Houston.

Wright won the Bronko Nagurski Award on Monday night as the top college defensive player, and was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper are up for three of the 10 awards that will be handed out during Thursday night’s College Football Awards Show at Disney.

Mariota is a finalist for both the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award and the Maxwell Award as the nation’s outstanding collegiate player. He’s also the front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.

Cooper, one of three Heisman finalists along with Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, is trying to become the first Alabama player to win the Biletnikoff Award.

WISCONSIN ATHLETIC Director Barry Alvarez said he hopes to have a replacement for Coach Gary Andersen before the 17th-ranked Badgers’ bowl game Jan. 1.

Andersen’s departure for Oregon State stunned Wisconsin, where he coached for just two seasons.

INJURED OHIO State quarterback J.T. Barrett and his ex-girlfriend made 911 calls on Tuesday alleging each attacked the other, but both declined to file charges.

According to the report, Barrett said Alexandria Barrett-Clark refused to leave his off-campus apartment and struck him. Barrett-Clark said he choked her and threw her across the room. On the 911 tape, she said she’s pregnant.