FARMINGTON — John Crawley finished with a game-high 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc to lead the St. Joseph’s men’s basketball team to a 60-56 win over UMaine-Farmington on Monday.

Nick Hilton scored a team-high 17 points for UMF (0-3) while Sean Murphy added 10 points and eight rebounds.

The game came down to the wire as UMF fought back from a 14-point deficit to narrow the gap to single digits in the final minutes. After Murphy nailed a long shot to bring the Beavers within three, St. Joseph’s (2-1) made the first of two free throws to secure the win.

Ben Malloy and Quinn Richardson-Newton added 12 and 11 points, respectively for St. Joseph’s.

(3) MICHIGAN STATE 89, EASTERN MICHIGAN 65: Javon Bess scored nine of his 13 points in the first half and matched a season high with six rebounds to help the Spartans pull away at East Lansing, Michigan.

(4) IOWA STATE 83, CHATTANOOGA 63: Naz Mitrou-Long scored 24 points, Georges Niang added 19 as Iowa State won at Ames, Iowa.

Monte Morris had 14 points and 10 assists for his second career double-double with the Cyclones (3-0).

(5) KANSAS 123, CHAMINADE 72: Wayne Selden Jr. and Sviatoslav Mykhaliuk both scored 18 points to lead seven Kansas players in double figures and the Jayhawks cruised past Chaminade in the opening round of the Maui Invitational at Lahaina, Hawaii.

WAKE FOREST 82, (13) INDIANA 78: Bryant Crawford’s driving layup with 3.2 seconds to play gave Wake Forest the lead as the Demon Deacons upset Indiana in the Maui Invitational.

(19) VANDERBILT 92, ST. JOHNS 55: Jeff Roberson had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Vanderbilt, which opened the game with a 27-4 run en route to a victory at the Maui Invitational.

MARQUETTE 81, (22) LSU 80: Jajuan Johnson hit the winning free throws with 10.8 seconds remaining and Marquette survived a frenetic finish to win in the semifinals of the Legends Classic at New York.

LSU (2-1) freshman Ben Simmons collected 21 points and 20 rebounds in front of 51 NBA scouts and gave the Tigers their only lead at 80-79 with a reverse layup with 21.5 seconds remaining.

(23) XAVIER 78, NORTHERN KENTUCKY 66: Trevon Bluiett had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and Xavier – playing as a ranked team for the first time in four years – won at home.


POLL: Kentucky is back in a very familiar spot – on top of The Associated Press college basketball poll.

The Wildcats, who were No. 1 every week last season, moved up one spot Monday following North Carolina’s loss to Northern Iowa.

Maryland (3-0) moved up one spot to second.

Michigan State, which beat then-No. 4 Kansas in the Champions Classic, jumped from 13th to third.

The Spartans were followed in the top 10 by Iowa State, Kansas, Duke, Oklahoma, Villanova, North Carolina and Gonzaga.


ST. JOSEPH’S 62, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 54: Morgan Cahill scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots to lead the Monks (4-1) over the Beavers (1-3) in Farmington.

Farmington, who led by three at halftime, was led by Meghan Smith who scored 16 points and grabbed 22 rebounds.

(1) UCONN 97, KANSAS STATE 57: Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and host UConn won in a rout on the 30th anniversary of Geno Auriemma’s first game as head coach of the Huskies.

Gabby Williams added 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping give Auriemma his 919th win.

Stewart became the ninth player in school history to reach 2,000 points with a 3-pointer from the right corner in the third quarter. She now has 2,009 for her career, moving past Renee Montgomery (1,990) and Bria Hartley (1,994).

UConn, which is seeking its fourth straight national championship, has won 39 straight games.

(4) TENNESSEE 59, CHATTANOOGA 57: Diamond DeShields scored 17 points and made numerous big plays down the stretch as Tennessee hung on after squandering most of a 23-point lead in a win at home.

(23) SYRACUSE 90, MORGAN STATE 61: Alexis Peterson scored 17 points, Brianna Butler added 15 and Syracuse made 13 3-pointers in a win at Syracuse, New York.

Syracuse has won 70 straight non-conference games at home, with its last loss coming on Dec. 22, 2006.


UCONN is back to being a unanimous choice as No. 1 in the AP women’s basketball poll.

The Huskies routed then-No. 7 Ohio State in their opener by 44 points and easily beat Kansas State on Monday.

South Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Baylor once again follow the Huskies to round out the first five.