FORT MYERS, Fla. — Amber Deane scored 18 points, and a late first-half run pushed the University of Dayton to a 58-37 win over Maine on Friday in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase women’s basketball tournament.

Dayton (4-0) scored the final 10 points of the first half for a 32-14 lead.

The Black Bears (3-3) were led by Sigi Koizar with 16 points, her 11th-straight game scoring in double figures.

Liz Wood added her second straight double-double for the Black Bears with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

(2) SOUTH CAROLINA 60, (16) ARIZONA STATE 58: A’ja Wilson made two free throws with 0.6 seconds left to give lift the Gamecocks (5-0) past Arizona State (1-2) in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown at Honolulu.

(3) NOTRE DAME 94, DENVER 52: Freshman Marina Mabrey scored a career-high 19 points to lead Notre Dame (5-0) in the Junkanoo Jam at Freeport, Bahamas.

(4) TENNESSEE 63, ALBANY 55: Mercedes Russell scored 12 points and Tennessee (5-0) held off Albany (4-1) for its 27th straight home victory.

(6) MARYLAND 62, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 55: Brionna Jones had 21 points and 13 rebounds to help Maryland (5-0) beat South Dakota State (3-2) in the Paradise Jam at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

(7) OREGON STATE 73, HOFSTRA 50: Sydney Wiese scored 19 points and Jamie Weisner added 15 to help Oregon State (4-1) beat Hofstra (4-1) in the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico.

(8) MISSISSIPPI STATE 92, NORFOLK STATE 34: Victoria Vivians and Teaira McCowan each scored 20 points to lead Mississippi State (4-0) at home.

(10) TEXAS A&M 75, (16) CALIFORNIA 58: Courtney Williams scored 22 of her 32 points in the first half and Texas A&M (5-0) beat California (4-1) in the opening game of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout at Las Vegas to give Coach Gary Blair his 700th career win.


(1) KENTUCKY 84, SOUTH FLORIDA 63: Jamal Murray had 21 points and Kentucky (6-0) scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to a win in the HoopHall Miami Invitational in Florida.

(3) MICHIGAN STATE 77, BOISE STATE 67: Denzel Valentine scored a career-high 32 points, hitting five consecutive 3-pointers to break open a tight game in the second half, and Michigan State (6-0) beat Boise State (3-3) in the semifinals of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy at Fullerton, California.

(4) IOWA STATE 99, VIRGINIA TECH 77: Jameel McKay scored 23 points and Iowa State (5-0) advanced to the Emerald Coast Classic final at Niceville, Florida.

(8) VILLANOVA 69, GEORGIA TECH 52: Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart each scored 13 points to help Villanova (6-0) beat Georgia Tech (4-2) in the NIT Season Tip Off championship game at New York.

(10) GONZAGA 73, (18) UCONN 70: Kyle Wiltjer scored 17 points, Eric McClellan added 15 and Gonzaga held off Connecticut 73-70 in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

NORTHEASTERN 78, (15) MIAMI 77: Quincy Ford made a jumper at the buzzer to lift Northeastern (5-1) past host Miami (5-1), for the Huskies first victory over a Top 25 team since 1986.

(17) NOTRE DAME 68, IOWA 62: V.J. Beachem scored 16 points, Demetrius Jackson had 12 and Notre Dame (4-1) beat Iowa (3-2) in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational at Lake Buena Vista, Florida .

ALABAMA 64, (20) WICHITA STATE 60: Shannon Hale scored 20 points and Riley Norris added 12 to help Alabama (3-2) beat Wichita State (2-3) in the AdvoCare Invitational consolation round.

(23) XAVIER 87, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 77: Trevon Bluiett scored 16 points and Xavier (6-0) beat Southern California (5-1) to reach the AdvoCare Invitational title game.

(24) CINCINNATI 65, NEBRASKA 61: Troy Caupain scored 17 points and Cincinnati (6-0) beat Nebraska (4-2) in the Barclays Center Classic semifinals in New York.


ROBERT MORRIS 5, MAINE 1: Amber Rennie had a pair of goals, and the Colonials (8-5-2) scored three times in a three-minute stretch late in the second period to pull away from the Black Bears (6-10) at Pittsburgh.

Morgan Sakundiak scored a short-handed goal in the first period for Maine.

Mariah Fujimagari made 36 saves for the Black Bears, who were outshot 41-18.