BOSTON — Jose Nouchanthavong scored 23 points, including six in overtime, as the University of Southern Maine beat UMass-Boston 87-78 in a men’s basketball game Wednesday night.

Quadry Allen, who led the Beacons (5-10, 1-4 Little East) with 24 points, made a 3-pointer with four seconds left in regulation to tie it at 71.

Cole Libby had 17 points followed by Zach Leal with 16 and Aaron Toman with 10 for the Huskies (8-7, 2-3).

(2) NORTH CAROLINA 83, WAKE FOREST 68: Brice Johnson had 27 points and 11 rebounds as the host Tar Heels (17-2, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their 10th in a row.

TEXAS 56, (6) WEST VIRGINIA 49: Javan Felix scored the final nine points for Texas and led the visiting Longhorns to an upset.

NEBRASKA 72, (11) MICHIGAN STATE 71: Shavon Shields scored 28 points as visiting Nebraska held on for an upset.

The Cornhuskers (12-8, 4-3 Big Ten) have won four straight, while Michigan State (17-4, 3-4) has lost three straight.

(13) BAYLOR 79, KANSAS STATE 72: Al Freeman scored all 11 of his points after regulation as Baylor stretched its home winning streak to 15 games with a win at Waco, Texas.


USM 54, UMASS-BOSTON 51: Megan Pelletier scored 17 points, and Gretchen Anderson and Miranda Nicely each added 10 as the Huskies (10-6, 5-1 Little East) held off the Beacons (9-7, 2-4) at Boston.

The Huskies closed the third quarter with a 13-6 run for a 40-33 lead.

The Beacons got within two, 49-47, with 27 seconds left before the Huskies made 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch and the Beacons missed a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Pelletier also had 13 rebounds and seven blocks, while Anderson had five assists.

ST. JOSEPH’S 77, THOMAS 42: Kelsi McNamara scored 16 points as the Monks (12-3) handled the visiting Terriers (2-12) at Standish.

McNamara had 11 points in the first quarter when the Monks built a 23-8 lead, while Hannah Marks had nine of her 12 points in the third when the Monks outscored Thomas 24-8 for a 63-31 lead.

Morgan Cahill added 15 points for the Monks.

Katie McAllister led Thomas with 13 points.

(1) UCONN 106, CENTRAL FLORIDA 51: Breanna Stewart had 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in a win at Hartford, Connecticut.

Natalie Butler added a season-high 20 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Huskies (17-0, 7-0 AAC), who have won 54 straight games, tying Louisiana Tech (1980-82) for the third-longest winning streak in Division I women’s basketball history.

(5) MARYLAND 90, WISCONSIN 65: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 22 points and made a career-best six 3-pointers, leading the visiting Terrapins (17-2, 6-1 Big Ten) to their 900th win in program history.

(6) TEXAS 65, TCU 58: Imani Boyette had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks as Texas (17-1, 6-1 Big 12) bounced back from its first loss with a win at Fort Worth, Texas.