BIDDEFORD — Kelly Coleman and Alanna Vose teamed up for 35 points, and the University of New England easily handled Curry College 69-50 in a Commonwealth Coast Conference women’s basketball game on Tuesday night.

Vose scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and had five assists as the Nor’easters (20-4, 16-1) clinched the top seed in the conference tournament and secured their seventh straight 20-win season.

Coleman scored 17 on 6-of-11 shooting. Kylie Beltz had 14 points for Curry (14-10, 11-6).

SUFFOLK 68, ST. JOSEPH’S 51: Alessandra Quadri scored 15 points and grabbed seven boards as the Rams (11-12, 7-2 GNAC) rolled past the Monks (16-8, 6-4) at Boston.

Suffolk jumped to a 36-25 halftime lead and then held St. Joseph’s to eight baskets and 24.2 percent shooting in the second half.

Morgan Cahill led the Monks with 12 points, and Sarah Assante added nine points and a game-high nine rebounds.


UMASS-BOSTON 62, USM 60: Taje Burston hit three free throws in the final 27 seconds to lift the Beacons (16-8, 8-5 Little East Conference) over the Huskies (12-12, 8-5) at Gorham.

UMass-Boston took a 33-28 halftime lead, but Southern Maine roared out of the break with a 19-4 run to take a 47-37 lead with 12:17 remaining.

The Beacons answered with a 13-4 run to regain the lead at 51-50 with 5:06 to go in regulation.

Ella Ramonas and Stephanie Gallagher each had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies. Olivia Murphy scored 12 points to lead four Beacons in double figures.

(1) CONNECTICUT 85, HOUSTON 26: Breanna Stewart tied her season high with 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting and the host Huskies (25-1, 14-0 American Athletic Conference) won their first game since returning to the top of the AP poll, routing Houston (6-20, 1-13).

(19) RUTGERS 80, ILLINOIS 56: Tyler Scaife hit 9 of 16 shots and finished with 21 points to lead Rutgers (20-6, 11-4 Big Ten) at home.



UNE 68, CURRY 65: Devin Thompson scored 22 points with four 3-pointers, and the Nor’easters (7-17, 5-12 CCC) held off the Colonels (5-19, 3-14) at Biddeford to secure their first conference tournament berth since the 2009-10 season.

UNE pulled away from a second-half tie with a 23-15 run that made it 68-60 with 30 seconds remaining.

Evrim Ozkam added 15 points for UNE, and CJ Autry had nine points and 11 rebounds.

LASELL 77, ST. JOSEPH’S 60: Scott Arsenault had 18 points to lead four players in double figures for the Lasers (7-15, 6-9 GNAC) in a win over the Monks (12-11, 10-6) at Auburndale, Massachusetts.

Zach Blodgett had 19 points off the bench for St. Joseph’s, and Craig Luschenat added 13 points and seven rebounds.


UMASS-BOSTON 89, USM 72: Carl Joseph went 8 for 11 from the field and finished with a 25 points as the Beacons (13-11, 5-8 Little East) rolled past the Huskies (5-19, 2-11) at Gorham.

Southern Maine scored the first seven points of the second half for a 43-34 lead, but UMass-Boston scored the next 21 to go ahead by 12 with 13:48 left.

Fred Knight had 14 points off the bench for the Huskies. Jacob Littlefield added 13 points.

(1) KENTUCKY 66, TENNESSEE 48: Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as the Wildcats improved to 26-0 for the first time with a win at Tennessee.

Kentucky is 13-0 in the Southeastern Conference.

(10) NOTRE DAME 88, WAKE FOREST 75: Jerian Grant had 24 points and 10 assists, Pat Connaughton added 13 points, and the Irish (23-4, 11-3 ACC) won at South Bend, Indiana.


(13) WICHITA STATE 84, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 62: Shaquille Morris scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Shockers (25-3, 14-1 Missouri Valley) at Southern Illinois.

(17) OKLAHOMA 71, TEXAS 69: Jordan Woodard scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half, and host Oklahoma rallied past Texas.

Buddy Hield scored 12 points and Dinjiyl Walker and Frank Booker each added 10 for the Sooners (18-8, 9-5 Big 12), who trailed by seven with 6:33 remaining.

(20) BAYLOR 54, TEXAS TECH 49: Taurean Prince scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half to lead Baylor (19-7, 7-6 Big 12) at Lubbock, Texas.

(25) VCU 74, SAINT LOUIS 54: Treveon Graham scored 16 points and VCU (20-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10) used a 23-5 run spanning halftime to take command against Saint Louis at Richmond, Virginia.

LOUISVILLE: The No. 12 Cardinals suspended senior guard Chris Jones for a violation of team rules, leaving the team without its assists leader and third-leading scorer for Wednesday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference game at Syracuse.


BATES 15, CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS 4: Nate Pajka had four hits, three RBI and three runs scored to lead the Bobcats (2-0) over the Athenas (0-9) at Claremont, California.

Pajka hit an RBI double and scored in the third inning, singled and scored in the fourth and added a two-run homer in the ninth.

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