BANGOR — Liz Wood scored 11 points with 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the University of Maine women’s basketball team to a 68-54 victory over UMass-Lowell on Wednesday night at the Cross Insurance Center.

The Black Bears improved to 10-6, 2-1 in the America East Conference, while the River Hawks dipped to 7-9, 1-3.

Wood’s assist and rebound totals were season highs. She also had six steals.

Sigi Koizar led Maine with 14 points, followed by Mikaela Gustafsson with 11 and Chantel Charles with 10.

The Black Bears closed the half with a 22-12 run for a 36-26 lead and led by as many as 19 points in the second half.

Shannon Samuels scored 19 points, and Lindsey Doucette added eight points with 11 rebounds for the River Hawks.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 86, UM-AUGUSTA 58: Tianna Burton scored 16 points as the Seawolves (10-6, 7-3 YSCC) handled the Moose (10-6, 4-2) at South Portland.

The Seawolves were able to get some separation with a 14-0 run during a 5:35 span midway through the first half, and coasted to halftime with a 42-22 lead.

Katherine Cyr finished with 12 points, while Alicia Hoyte and Samantha Griffin each chipped in nine for the Seawolves, who had 11 players with at least four points.

Jamie Plummer led UMA with 22 points and 14 rebounds.

(2) UCONN 92, TEMPLE 58: Morgan Tuck scored 24 points as the host Huskies kept their conference winning streak alive with a rout.

Breanna Stewart added 18 points and Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (15-1, 5-0 American).

Feyonda Fitzgerald scored 16 points for Temple (7-11, 3-2).

OKLAHOMA 70, (4) TEXAS 59: Maddie Manning scored a career-high 14 points and Peyton Little added 13 points and a career-best 10 rebounds to help the host Sooners upset the Longhorns.

The Sooners (10-5, 4-0 Big 12) won their fifth straight.

Texas (13-2, 2-2) was coming off its first loss of the season, a 59-57 setback at Iowa State on Saturday.

(4) LOUISVILLE 65, N.C. STATE 58: Mariya Moore scored 17 points, and Sara Hammond had 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Cardinals won at home.

The Cardinals (16-1, 4-0 ACC) held N.C. State (11-6, 2-2) scoreless for more than 101/2 minutes.

Len’Nique Brown-Hoskin had 18 points and 10 rebounds for N.C. State (11-6, 2-2).


ST. JOSEPH’S 71, RIVIER 49: Steve Simonds scored 20 points and Quinn Richardson-Newton added 16 as the Monks (9-3, 2-0 GNAC) defeated the Raiders (4-8, 1-1) at Nashua, New Hampshire.

Jake Downing had 14 points for the Monks, who opened the second half with a 16–3 run that gave them a 59-35 lead with 8:22 left.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 95, UM-AUGUSTA 68: Grayson Waterman scored 19 points, Tyheem Simon chipped in 18 and the Seawolves (15-2, 10-0 YSCC) easily beat the Moose (5-13, 3-4) at South Portland.

Keith Chesley had 34 points for UMA.

(22) BAYLOR 74, (11) IOWA STATE 73: Kenny Chery made a jumper with 4.7 seconds left and the Bears prevailed in Waco, Texas, after blowing a 14-point lead.

Rico Gathers had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Bears (13-3, 2-2 Big 12). Iowa State is 12-3, 2-1.

(12) NOTRE DAME 62, GEORGIA TECH 59: Jerian Grant scored 12 points, Steve Vasturia added 11 points and the Fighting Irish won at Atlanta.

Despite the absence of starting forward Zach Auguste, the Fighting Irish (16-2, 4-1 ACC) secured their best start to a season since 1978-79.

Demarco Cox scored 17 points for the Yellow Jackets (9-7, 0-4 ACC).

(13) WICHITA STATE 67, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 55: Darius Carter scored a career-high 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting, leading the host Shockers.

The Shockers (15-2, 5-0 Missouri Valley) won their 23rd straight conference game. Southern Illinois is 7-11, 0-5.

(14) MARYLAND 73, RUTGERS 65: Dez Wells scored 17 points and the host Terrapins used a late surge to prevail in a duel between Big Ten newcomers.

Layman and Jared Nickens each scored 12 points for the Terrapins (16-2, 4-1). Rutgers is 10-8, 2-3.

(15) NORTH CAROLINA 81, N.C. STATE 79: Marcus Paige scored 23 points and the Tar Heels held off a late comeback attempt to win at Raleigh.

Kennedy Meeks added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-4, 3-1 ACC). N.C. State is 12-6, 3-2.


OBITUARY: Bob Boyd, the Southern California basketball coach who led the Trojans to four postseason appearances in the 1960s and ’70s, died Wednesday. He was 84.