SOUTH PORTLAND — Elijah Barbour scored 20 points off the bench, and Central Maine Community College overcame a 10-point first-half deficit for an 82-73 victory against Southern Maine Community College on Wednesday night.

Down 41-31, the Mustangs (12-4, 5-0 Yankee Small College Conference) scored the final 10 points of the first half to tie, then used another 10-0 spurt in the second to open a 61-48 lead with 13:35 remaining.

Carrington Miller added 19 points and seven rebounds for the Mustangs, while Rob Skinner added 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Grayson Waterman scored 20 points for the Seawolves (5-12, 3-4). Jordan DeRosby and Ville Wuorenjuuri each added 16.

(11) NORTH CAROLINA 96, TULANE 72: Brice Johnson had a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Tar Heels (8-2) won at home against Tulane (6-5).

Marcus Paige added 16 points and Justin Jackson had 13. UNC won its first game without injured big man Kennedy Meeks and bounced back from a last-second loss at Texas that knocked the Tar Heels out of the top 10.

(16) BAYLOR 104, HARDIN-SIMMONS 59: Johnathan Motley had 23 points and Baylor beat Hardin-Simmons in the first regular-season college basketball game played at Fort Hood, Texas, one of the nation’s largest Army posts.

Rico Gathers had 20 points for the Bears (8-1). Cameron Barnes had 11 points for Division III Hardin-Simmons (6-5).

(18) SMU 86, NICHOLLS STATE 42: Ben Moore had 22 points and 15 rebounds as short-handed SMU (8-0) started fast and routed Nicholls State (3-6) at Dallas.

SMU used its seven available players, with three players out with injuries.

Freshman Shake Milton tied his season high with 20 points. Jordan Tolbert had 18 points and a career-high 23 rebounds.

(19) LOUISVILLE 94, KENNESAW STATE 57: Damion Lee scored 18 points and Louisville used another strong shooting performance to win at home.

The Cardinals (8-1) shot 59 percent (40 of 68). They have shot over 50 percent in eight of their nine games.


CENTRAL MAINE CC 68, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 38: The Seawolves (12-3, 5-2 YSCC) went cold after halftime, and the Mustangs (11-4, 4-1) used a 40-15 second-half edge to win at South Portland.

Alex Rowe had 11 of her 17 points in the second half, and CMCC scored 21 points in the fourth quarter while holding SMCC to a single basket in the final 10 minutes.

Seve Deery-Deraps had 16 points and six rebounds for CMCC, while Nicole Hamblin added 15 points. Alicia Hoyt had eight points and five blocked shots for SMCC.

(2) SOUTH CAROLINA 86, HAMPTON 48: Alaina Coates had 22 points and 12 rebounds and South Carolina won at home for to its fourth straight 10-0 start.

Coates was coming off her first-ever triple double, but this time settled for her fourth double-double of the season and 26th overall.

(5) TEXAS 92, CANISIUS 62: Imani Boyette had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help the Longhorns (9-0) beat Canisius (6-3) at Austin, Texas.

The 6-foot-7 Boyette was 7 of 9 from the field. Lashann Higgs and Brooke McCarty added 14 points apiece for Texas.

(9) MISSISSIPPI STATE 78, SOUTHERN MISS 65: Ketara Chapel and Morgan William each scored 17 points to lead host Mississippi State (8-1) past Southern Miss (6-3).