BATON ROUGE, La. — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and top-ranked Kentucky stayed unbeaten with another tough road win, 71-69 over LSU when the Tigers missed a 3-pointer that could have won it at the buzzer Tuesday night.

Devin Booker added 14 and Aaron Harrison had 13 for the Wildcats (24-0, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) who can tie a school record for the best start to a season by winning at home Saturday against South Carolina.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 12 points and 13 rebounds, including a jump-hook that put the Wildcats up for good with 1:30 left.

Trailing by two with roughly 6 seconds left, LSU got the ball to Keith Hornsby on the wing, who missed an off-balanced 3-pointer that bounced harmlessly off the rim as time expired.

Jarell Martin had 21 points and 11 rebounds for LSU (17-7, 6-5).

(5) WISCONSIN 65, NEBRASKA 55: Sam Dekker matched his career high with 21 points, and the visiting Badgers (22-2, 10-1 Big Ten) beat the Cornhuskers (13-11, 5-7) for their seventh straight win.

(8) KANSAS 73, TEXAS TECH 51: Wayne Selden Jr. scored 16 points and the Jayhawks (20-4, 9-2 Big 12) shot well from 3-point range, beating the host Red Raiders (12-13, 2-10) .

The Jayhawks reached the 20-win mark for the 26th straight season.

(10) NOTRE DAME 60, CLEMSON 58: Jerian Grant scored 22 points and Demetrius Jackson hit the tying and go-ahead baskets as the visiting Irish (22-4, 10-3 ACC) outlasted the Tigers (14-10, 6-6), who missed two shots at the end, including a 3-pointer by Damarcus Harrison that hit off the rim as time ran out.

SOUTHERN MAINE 70, PLYMOUTH STATE 68: Cole Libby had 17 points as the Huskies (5-17, 2-9 LEC) got by the Panthers (7-15, 2-8) at Gorham.

Jacob Littlefield added 15 for the Huskies and Alex Fraser scored 14. Littlefield scored from 3-point range with 3:01 left to give the Huskies a 67-64 lead. Libby added a free throw and Littlefield hit a jumper to hold the lead.


ST. JOSEPH’S 69, BATES 62: Center Morgan Cahill scored a career-high 31 points and had nine rebounds to help the Monks (15-6) top the Bobcats (9-13) in a nonconference game in Standish.

The Monks took the lead for good midway through the second half with a 12-1 run. Brianne Maloney finished with a career- high 14 points. Nina Davenport led the Bobcats with 22 points.

SOUTHERN MAINE 52, PLYMOUTH STATE 43: Gretchen Anderson scored 14 points off the bench as the Huskies (11-11, 7-4 LEC ) beat the Panthers (6-16, 0-11) in Gorham.

Ella Ramonas led the Huskies with 15 points.

Anderson was 3 for 5 from 3-point range. She made a 3 with 24 seconds left in the first half to cut Plymouth’s lead to 26-24. Anderson gave the Huskies the lead for good, 41-38, when she made her third 3-pointer with 5:55 left in regulation.

COLBY 64, HUSSON 57: The White Mules improved to 16-6 by beating the Eagles (13-8) at Bangor.

Carylanne Wolfington scored 22 points for the Mules.

Samira Cruz paced the Eagles with 14 points.


BOWDOIN: Senior forward Connor Quinn was named one of 18 semifinalists for the Jon Concannon College Hockey Award.

The award is presented by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston to the best American-born college hockey player in New England Division II or Division III.

Quinn leads the Polar Bears in scoring with 10 goals and 11 assists. He has 33 goals and 34 assists in 95 career games.

The finalists and winner will be announced in March, and the award presented during the New England Hockey Writers dinner in April.