STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Carson Puriefoy scored 23 points and Stony Brook trounced Maine 81-54 Monday night.

Puriefoy was 6 of 11 from the field, including 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, for the Seawolves (16-4, 7-0 America East). Rayshaun McGrew scored 14 points, Jameel Warney had 12 points with 12 rebounds and three blocked shots, and Lucas Woodhouse added 12 points with seven assists. Stony Brook shot nearly 61 percent and hit 10 of 14 3-point attempts. The Seawolves held a 41-22 rebound advantage.

Maine (6-13, 2-4) was led by Devine Eke with 11 points. The Black Bears were 5 of 18 on 3-point attempts and shot just over 33 percent overall.

Stony Brook raced out to an 11-2 lead, including a Puriefoy 3-pointer – and closed the half on a 16-4 run over the last 8:18 to lead 41-27 at intermission.

(14) IOWA STATE 85, (4) KANSAS 72: Monte Morris scored 21 points, Georges Niang had 19 and host Iowa State blew past Kansas for its fourth straight win.

Abdel Nader added 17 points for the Cyclones (16-4, 5-3 Big 12), who have beaten three of the top four teams in this week’s Top 25.

(15) MIAMI 80, (24) DUKE 69: Angel Rodriguez shook a shooting slump by making three 3-pointers and added 11 assists and five rebounds to help host Miami hand the Blue Devils’ their fourth loss in five games.

Miami (16-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat a ranked team for the third time this season.

Duke (15-6, 4-4) entered the game ranked fifth in the nation in scoring at 85.7 points but continued a recent offensive slump.


POLL: Oklahoma, despite losing to Iowa State last week, remains No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll. Unlike last week, when the Sooners (16-2) were a unanimous No. 1, North Carolina is a close second.

Iowa jumped from ninth to third, the Hawkeyes’ highest ranking since January 1987. They were followed by Kansas and Texas A&M, which is at its highest ranking ever.


(12) KENTUCKY 64, (19) TENNESSEE 63: Makayla Epps scored 14 of her 23 points in the third period to rally the Wildcats from a seven-point halftime deficit at Lexington, Kentucky.

(14) LOUISVILLE 71, SYRACUSE 53: Myisha Hines-Allen scored a career-high 27 points with 10 rebounds as visiting Louisville its 12th straight.

POLL: UConn remained No. 1 after two more wins by an average of 54 points. The Huskies are followed by South Carolina, Notre Dame, Baylor and Maryland. Texas, Ohio State and Arizona State stayed in their positions as the top eight teams in the poll remained unchanged.

Oregon State and Texas A&M round out the first 10 teams.

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