BURLINGTON, Vt. — Sigi Koizar had a double-double with 20 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, and the University of Maine women’s basketball team opened America East Conference play with a 62-41 victory over Vermont on Wednesday night.

The Black Bears (10-6) took a 29-20 halftime lead on the strength of a 12-4 second quarter run, then held the Catamounts (5-10) to 27-percent shooting in the second half to pull away.

Mikaela Gustafsson had 15 points and seven rebounds for Maine, while Bella Swan added 12 points and seven boards.

Sydney Smith led Vermont with 15 points. Andreana Thomas added 14.

HUSSON 65, USM 64: Chandler Guerrette made a layup with 1.7 seconds remaining, and the Eagles (6-3) nipped Southern Maine (6-6) in a non-conference game at Bangor.

Trailing 63-60 with 14 seconds left, Gretchen Anderson put in a layup to cut the Huskies’ deficit to 1.

After USM regained possession, Ella Ramonas gave the Huskies a 64-63 lead on a layup with 5.7 seconds to play.

Kenzie Worcester scored 17 points for Husson, while Guerrette added 15.

Anderson led three Huskies in double-figures with 16 points. Ramonas had 15 and Megan Pelletier 13.

(1) CONNECTICUT 95, TULSA 35: Saniya Chong scored 18 points in her first start in more than a year to lead the Huskies (12-0, 2-0 American Athletic) past Tulsa (5-9, 2-1) at Hartford, Connecticut, for their 49th consecutive victory.

(4) TEXAS 75, IOWA STATE 54: Brooke McCarty scored 17 points, making five 3-pointers, and host Texas (14-0, 3-0 Big 12) beat Iowa State (10-4, 2-1) for the Longhorns’ best start since they were undefeated NCAA champions in 1986.

(6) BAYLOR 58, KANSAS 40: Nina Davis scored 16 points, Niya Johnson and Alexis Jones added 12 points apiece and Baylor (12-1, 2-1 Big 12) routed host Kansas (5-9, 0-3).

(17) OKLAHOMA 78, TCU 65: Kaylon Williams had 18 points and 10 rebounds and McKenna Treece scored all seven of her points in the fourth quarter to help Oklahoma (11-3, 2-1 Big 12) rally past TCU (10-4, 2-1) at Fort Worth, Texas.


(3) MARYLAND 88, RUTGERS 63: Jake Layman scored 18 points, Diamond Stone had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and host Maryland (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) took control early in a rout of Rutgers (6-10, 0-3).

The Terrapins never trailed in their eighth straight victory. Using runs of 10-0 and 12-2, Maryland built a 46-18 halftime lead and coasted to its ninth consecutive conference victory.

(11) VILLANOVA 72, SETON HALL 63: Daniel Ochefu had 20 points and 18 rebounds in one of the best games for a Villanova big man in years, leading the Wildcats (13-2, 3-0 Big East) past Seton Hall (12-3, 2-1) at home.

Ochefu, a 6-foot-11, 245-pound forward, made 6 of 13 shots and was 8 of 10 from the free-throw line.

(13) IOWA STATE 76, TEXAS TECH 69: Matt Thomas scored 22 points, Jameel McKay had 19 points and 14 rebounds and host Iowa State (12-2, 1-1) held off Texas Tech (11-2, 1-1) for its first Big 12 win.

Georges Niang scored all of his 14 points in the second half for the Cyclones, who nearly blew an 18-point lead before a late flourish helped them avoid their first losing streak.

(14) DUKE 91, WAKE FOREST 75: Grayson Allen scored 24 points and Duke (13-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) pulled away at Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Freshman Luke Kennard added 23 points, Marshall Plumlee finished with a career-high 18, and Brandon Ingram had 17 for the Blue Devils.

(21) MISSISSIPPI STATE 61, TEXAS A&M 60: Jalen Jones scored 11 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 20 seconds left, to lead Texas A&M (12-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) to a win at Mississippi State (7-6, 0-1).

Texas A&M struggled to score, but did just enough to earn its fifth straight win.

(24) PITTSBURGH 89, GEORGIA TECH 84: James Robinson and Jamel Artis scored 18 points apiece and the host Panthers (13-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) held off Georgia Tech (10-5, 0-2).

Robinson added eight assists for Pittsburgh, which won its ninth straight.

(25) DAYTON 93, MASSACHUSETTS 63: Charles Cooke scored 18 points and Dayton (12-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) had 26 points off turnovers in a home win over Massachusetts (8-6, 1-1).

Dayton forced 10 turnovers in the first half and converted them into 17 points to build a 40-24 lead.


SACRED HEART 2, USM 1: Brittany Smith scored 1:03 into overtime, and the Pioneers (5-5-2) won at Gorham.

Heather Daley put Sacred Heart on the board with 3:03 left in the first period. Kaleigh Heath got the equalizer for Southern Maine (2-9-1) with assists from Katie Couture and Lynn Kozlowski at the 7:49 of the third period.

Amanda Fontaine stopped 20 shots for the Pioneers. Courtney Davis had 14 saves for USM.