BANGOR — Liz Wood scored 14 points with 10 rebounds and the University of Maine women’s basketball team secured the top seed in the America East Conference tournament with a 61-41 win over Maryland-Baltimore County at the Cross Insurance Center on Thursday night.

The Black Bears have won 13 in a row and improved to 22-6 overall and 14-1 in conference play to clinch at least a share of the regular-season title. They can win it outright on Sunday with a victory at New Hampshire, or with an Albany loss to Vermont.

Wood, who also had five assists and five steals, scored all of her points in the first half when Maine took a 30-13 lead, finishing with a 13-3 run over the final 8:56.

Sigi Koizar scored 10 of Maine’s first 12 points in the second half for a 42-24 lead with 13:41 left. She finished with 15 points.

The Retrievers fell to 10-18, 5-10.

(2) SOUTH CAROLINA 69, (11) MISSISSIPPI STATE 50: Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points and the Gamecocks (27-1, 15-0 Southeastern Conference) got a home win over the Bulldogs (25-5, 10-5) to clinch a share of their second straight regular-season conference title.

(4) NOTRE DAME 87, PITTSBURGH 59: Jewell Loyd scored 16 points, Brianna Turner had 15 points and nine boards and the Irish (27-2, 14-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) clinched a share of the league title with a home win over Pitt (18-10, 8-7).

(5) MARYLAND 83, INDIANA 72: Laurin Mincy scored a career-high 28 points and host Maryland (26-2, 17-0 Big Ten) moved within one victory of completing a perfect season in conference play.

(8) LOUISVILLE 77, BOSTON COLLEGE 60: Mariya Moore scored 18 points, and Louisville (24-4, 12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Boston College (12-16, 4-11) in the Cardinals’ regular-season home finale.

(9) FLORIDA STATE 72, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 52: Shakayla Thomas scored 13 points, Brittany Brown added 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Florida State (26-3, 13-2 ACC) finished undefeated at home.

MISSOURI 70, (12) TEXAS A&M 69: Maddie Stock made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to lift Missouri (16-12, 6-9, SEC) to an upset at Texas A&M (22-7, 10-5). Jordan Frericks had 25 points to lead the Tigers.

(13) KENTUCKY 56, ARKANSAS 51: Bria Goss scored 11 points and forced a key turnover late to help Kentucky (20-8, 9-6 SEC) hold on at Arkansas (16-11, 6-9) and reach 20 wins for a school-record sixth straight season.

(15) NORTH CAROLINA 72, VIRGINIA 70: Stephanie Mavunga scored on a putback with a second left to lift the Tar Heels (23-6, 10-5 ACC) at home.

GEORGIA TECH 71, (16) DUKE 62: Kaela Davis scored 24 points, Zaire O’Neil and Aaliyah Whiteside added 12 apiece and host Georgia Tech (16-13, 6-9 ACC) snapped a 37-game losing streak to Duke (19-9, 10-5).

(17) IOWA 78, WISCONSIN 74: Bethany Doolittle scored 22 points, Samantha Logic finished an assist short of a triple-double and the Hawkeyes (22-6, 13-4 Big Ten) held on at home. Logic had 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

(25) NORTHWESTERN 80, (20) RUTGERS 60: Ashley Deary scored 19 points, Maggie Lyon had 17, and host Northwestern (22-6, 12-5 Big Ten) handed Rutgers (20-8, 11-6) its worst defeat of the season.

(22) GEORGE WASHINGTON 81, RICHMOND 69: Caira Washington scored 17 points and George Washington (25-3, 14-1 Atlantic 10) opened overtime with an 11-0 run to beat host Richmond (16-12, 8-7).

(23) SYRACUSE 60, CLEMSON 55: Alexis Peterson scored 18 points, Briana Day had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Syracuse (21-8, 11-5 ACC) won at Clemson. Day set Syracuse’s single-season rebounding record, and now has 305.


ALBERTUS MAGNUS 81, ST. JOSEPH’S 51: Tavon Sledge scored 21 points, Victor Ljuljdjuraj added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the top-seeded Falcons (26-1) handled the No. 4 Monks (13-14) in a GNAC semifinal at New Haven, Connecticut.

St. Joseph’s trailed 46-34 at halftime and came out cold in the second half, scoring just three points in the first 11 minutes.

Steve Simonds led the Monks with 25 points, and also had eight rebounds.

WENTWORTH 70, UNE 61: Cesar Fulcar scored 21 points and John-Michael Fragnoli had 20 as the fourth-seeded Leopards (14-13) downed the No. 8 Nor’easters (8-19) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference semifinal at Boston.

C.J. Autry had 15 points for UNE. Evrim Ozkan and Devin Thompson each added 11.

The Nor’easters trailed 30-25 at halftime, and were unable to gain any ground in the second half, falling behind by as many as 17.