BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College scored the first nine points of the second half to break out of a 35-35 tie, and the Polar Bears pulled away to an 86-66 victory over St. Joseph’s College in a nonconference men’s basketball game on Wednesday night.

Bowdoin came out of intermission on a roll, shooing 59.4 percent in the second half, including 5 for 9 from behind the 3-point arc.

Jack Simonds led four players in double digits for the Polar Bears (6-3) with 20 points. Lucas Hausman scored 17 points, while Matt Palecki and Liam Farley each had 11.

Andrew Ruffen had 15 points for the Monks (3-7). John Crawley added 14 and Quinn Richardson-Newton tossed in 13.

(4) MARYLAND 70, PENN STATE 64: Diamond Stone scored 39 points, the most ever by a Maryland freshman, and had 12 rebounds, leading the host Terrapins (12-1) past Penn State (9-5) in their Big Ten opener.

(5) VIRGINIA 71, OAKLAND 58: Anthony Gill and London Perrantes scored eight points each during a 24-7 run to open the second half and host Virginia (11-1) pulled away to its 10th consecutive victory.

(7) NORTH CAROLINA 80, CLEMSON 69: Marcus Paige scored 18 points to help the host Tar Heels (12-2) beat Clemson (7-6) in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

(11) IOWA STATE 104, COPPIN STATE 84: Abdel Nader led six players in double figures with 21 points and Iowa State (11-1) won at home in its final tune-up for Big 12 play.

(15) DUKE 103, LONG BEACH STATE 81: Grayson Allen scored 24 of his career-high 33 points in the second half, and the Blue Devils (11-2) beat Long Beach State (6-9) at Durham, North Carolina.

(19) WEST VIRGINIA 88, VIRGINIA TECH 63: Jevon Carter scored 18 points to lead the Mountaineers (11-1) at Virginia Tech (8-5).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

USM 52, ANNA MARIA 36: Megan Pelletier had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Ella Ramonas added 10 points, and Southern Maine (5-5) pulled away from the Amcats (5-5) in the opening game of the Clark Holiday Tournament at Worcester, Massachusetts.

Nicole Mareiro hit a 3-pointer for Anna Maria (5-5) on the first possession of the third quarter to cut into a 22-17 halftime deficit, but USM took control with eight straight points.

BOWDOIN 69, MIT 55: Kate Kerrigan scored 10 of her 12 points in the third quarter to help the Polar Bears (7-2) pull away from the Engineers (6-4) at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bowdoin outscored MIT 22-13 in the quarter, taking control of a game that was close at halftime.

Shannon Brady scored 18 points and grabbed 10 boards for Bowdoin.

(1) UCONN 107, CINCINNATI 45: Breanna Stewart scored 16 points to lead eight players in double figures, and UConn (11-0) ran its winning streak to 48 with a victory at Cincinnati (4-8) in an American Athletic Conference opener.

(3) NOTRE DAME 85, GEORGIA TECH 75: Brianna Turner scored 20 points and Notre Dame (12-1) beat Georgia Tech (10-4) at South Bend, Indiana, for Irish Coach Muffet McGraw’s 799th victory.

OKLAHOMA STATE 52, (4) BAYLOR 45: Brittney Martin had 26 points and 10 rebounds and host Oklahoma State (11-1) stunned Baylor (13-1) in a Big 12 Conference opener.

(5) TEXAS 65, WEST VIRGINIA 54: Ariel Atkins scored a season-best 18 points to lead the Longhorns (14-0) in a Big 12 opener at West Virginia (11-3).

(8) MISSISSIPPI STATE 68, (20) SOUTH FLORIDA 58: Victoria Vivians scored 23 points, Morgan William added 15 and Mississippi State (13-1) beat USF (7-3) in the SEC-AAC Challenge at Jacksonville, Florida.

FOOTBALL

BIRMINGHAM BOWL

AUBURN 31, MEMPHIS 10: Jeremy Johnson came off the bench to run and pass for a touchdown, lifting Auburn (7-6) over Memphis (9-4) at Birmingham, Alabama.

Johnson sparked a sputtering offense that suddenly scored three touchdowns in a five-minute span starting late in the third quarter. Auburn avoided the first losing season of Gus Malzahn’s 11-year college coaching career.

BELK BOWL

MISSISSIPPI STATE 51, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 28: Dak Prescott closed out his college career in impressive fashion, throwing for 380 yards and four touchdowns for Mississippi State (9-4) against the Wolfpack (7-6) at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Prescott was 25 of 42 passing and ran for 47 yards to become the fourth player in FBS history to throw for 9,000 yards and run for 2,500.

MUSIC CITY BOWL

LOUISVILLE 27, TEXAS A&M 21: Lamar Jackson ran for a career-high and Music City Bowl-record 226 yards and two scores and threw for two more TDs to help Louisville (8-5) beat Texas A&M (8-5) at Nashville, Tennessee.