ORONO — Three of the five University of Maine men’s basketball players who were suspended Feb. 14 for what the school termed alleged violations of the student-athlete and university codes of conduct have been allowed to return to the team, according to a statement released Wednesday by the university.

The suspensions were lifted for Jaquan McKennon, Dusan Majstorovic and Ilija Stojilkovic. Wes Myers – the team’s leading scorer – and senior Marko Pirovic remain on suspension with one regular-season game remaining – Saturday at Binghamton.

Maine has a 6-24 record and is 2-13 in America East.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC: The men’s and women’s basketball teams qualified for the USCAA Division II national tournament at Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

The men’s team, which finished 23-6 in the regular season, received an automatic bid after winning the Yankee Small College Conference tournament. It is the fifth seed and plays fourth-seeded Penn State University-Greater Allegheny in the quarterfinals at 3:15 p.m., March 2.

The womens’ team (23-4) received an at-large bid after losing in the semifinals of the league tournament. It will be the fourth seed and will play Penn State University-Hazleton in the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. March 2.

(3) KANSAS 87, TCU 68: Frank Mason III scored 20 points and Kansas (25-3, 13-2) pulled away in the second half to beat visiting TCU (17-11, 6-9) and clinch a share of its 13th consecutive Big 12 championship.

SYRACUSE 78, (10) DUKE 75: John Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset visiting Duke as the Orange kept alive their postseason hopes.

Syracuse (17-12, 9-7 ACC) had lost three straight and needed another signature victory to go with its two top-10 wins to bolster its resume for a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Orange have two games remaining, at Louisville on Sunday and at home to Georgia Tech on March 4.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

(1) UCONN 90, (23) TEMPLE 45: Napheesa Collier scored a career-high 31 points and top-ranked UConn routed No. 23 Temple at Hartford, Connecticut, to extend its winning streak to 102 straight games.

BASEBALL

BATES 13, CALTECH 6: Dan Trulli hit a two-run home run in a six-run sixth inning and the Bobcats (1-3) beat the Beavers (2-8) in Pasadena, California.

Trulli went 3 for 5 and drove in five runs, three on a bases-clearing double in the top of the third. Bates scored four runs in the third to take a 4-3 lead.

John Dinucci singled in Ryan McCarthy and Asher MacDonald, breaking a 5-5 tie in the top of the sixth. Brendon Canavan tripled home two runs, then Trulli followed with his two-run shot to extend the Bates lead to 11-5.

Dinucci went 3 for 3 with three RBI and three runs scored.

Cameron Carlson picked up the win for the Bobcats, pitching 12/3 innings of relief and striking out two.