WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Lai Sole scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the University of Maine women’s basketball team beat Hartford 66-60 in an America East game on Monday.

Maine (13-13, 6-5 America East) stretched a one-point halftime lead to 11 in the third quarter, outscoring Hartford (14-9, 5-5) 21-10.

Julie Brosseau had 17 points and Blanca Millan added 14 for Maine.

Janelle Harrison had 13 points and Sierra DaCosta added 12 for Hartford.

(11) TEXAS 85, (2) BAYLOR 79: Joyner Holmes drove for the tie-breaking layup with a minute left as visiting Texas held on to win its 17th consecutive game and end the Lady Bears’ 21-game winning streak.

Texas (19-4, 13-0) never trailed in the first matchup of teams that were 12-0 in Big 12 play.

(5) FLORIDA STATE 80, (16) MIAMI 71: Chatrice White had 19 points and 14 rebounds in a win at Tallahassee, Florida.

Shakayla Thomas also had 19 points as the Seminoles (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their ninth straight.

(7) NOTRE DAME 85, (12) LOUISVILLE 66: Arike Ogunbowale scored 22 points as Notre Dame won at South Bend, Indiana.

The Irish (22-3, 10-1 ACC) used a 22-4 run to turn around an early first-quarter deficit, and led by 22 points at halftime. Lindsay Allen added 15 points and her eight assists moved her past Skylar Diggins into second place all time at Notre Dame.

POLL: UConn remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll while Tennessee re-enters the Top 25.

The Huskies (22-0) continue to run through opponents as their record winning streak is at 97 and counting. UConn is followed by Baylor, Maryland, Mississippi State and Florida State. South Carolina fell to sixth after losing to the Lady Vols last Monday night.

At No. 24, Tennessee is ranked for the first time since Dec. 5. Over the past two seasons, Tennessee has been unranked for 13 weeks. That’s one fewer than the Lady Vols had under Pat Summitt in her illustrious career.


(12) VIRGINIA 71, (4) LOUISVILLE 55: London Perrantes scored 18 points and the Cavaliers used a 22-5 run to begin the second half in a win at Charlottesville, Virginia. Isaiah Wilkins added 13 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for the Cavaliers (18-5, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

The victory gave Virginia four consecutive victories against the Cardinals, including a sweep of the season series, and moved them into a tie with No. 14 Florida State for second place in the conference.

POLL: Gonzaga is No. 1 for a second straight week in The Associated Press college basketball poll following a week in which all but four of the top 10 teams lost at least one game.

The Bulldogs (24-0) are the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I, received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member panel. Villanova (22-2) moved from fourth to second after receiving the other six No. 1 votes.

Kansas, which saw its 51-game winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse end over the weekend, held at third while Louisville jumped from sixth to fourth.

Oregon, coming off its impressive win over Arizona, went from 13th to fifth.

Baylor, which lost twice last week, dropped from second to sixth.

Wisconsin was seventh followed by North Carolina, Arizona and UCLA.

KANSAS FORWARD Carlton Bragg’s drug charge will be dismissed in six months if he doesn’t commit any other crimes.

Bragg was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia last week. He was also suspended from the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks.


(4) HARVARD 4, NORTHEASTERN 3: Clay Anderson, Tyler Moy and Luke Esposito scored in the third period as Harvard held on in the semifinal of the 65th annual Beanpot tournament at Boston.

The Crimson (16-5-2) are seeking their 11th tourney title and first since 1993.

They will face the winner of the other semifinal game that pits defending champion Boston College against Boston University.