BURLINGTON, Vt. – Anthony Lamb hit all 10 of his shots from the field and finished with 23 points as top-seeded Vermont routed Maine 86-41 in an American East quarterfinal Wednesday night.

The Catamounts, who were undefeated in conference play, opened a 45-16 lead in the first half. They advance to face New Hampshire at home in the semifinals.

Lamb, a freshman making his first postseason start, was 10 of 10 from the field and hit both of his 3-point attempts but was only 1 of 2 from the foul line.

Dre Willis scored 13 points and Darren Payen added 12 off the bench as the Catamounts (27-5) shot 38 of 64 from the field (59.4 percent), including 6 of 17 from beyond the arc. They hit just 4 of 10 from the line.

Andrew Fleming had 18 points for Maine (7-25).

(12) FLORIDA 78, ARKANSAS 65: Canyon Barry scored 14 points, his best game since injuring an ankle two weeks ago, and Florida (24-6, 14-3 Southeastern) handled Arkansas (22-8, 11-6) at Gainesville, Florida.

(19) NOTRE DAME 82, BOSTON COLLEGE 66: V.J. Beachem scored 22 points at South Bend, Indiana, to lead Notre Dame (23-7, 12-5 Atlantic Coast) over Boston College (9-21, 2-15) for its sixth straight victory.


BATES 10, BABSON 8: The Bobcats (2-0) scored three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to rally past the Beavers (1-1) at Babson Park, Massachusetts.

Trailing 8-7 through three quarters, Charlie Fay and Andrew Melvin scored in a span of 1:53 to grab the lead for good for Bates, and Kyle Weber added a goal in the final minute.

MIT 19, SOUTHERN MAINE 2: Harris Stolzenberg had five goals and five assists as the Engineers won an opener at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Matthew Swirbliss and Jeff Urmston scored for USM, both from Keegan Smith.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 14, ST. JOSEPH’S 3: The Nor’easters (2-0) scored the first five goals, built a 6-1 halftime lead and handled the Monks (0-1) at Biddeford.

Andrew Curro scored three goals, and Dan Auger, J.T. Oliver and Alex Zadworny each had two for UNE. Michael Finn, Brendan Barrett and Dan Cunningham scored for St. Joseph’s.


BATES 19, WELLESLEY 7: Camille Belletete and Kaileigh Maguire scored four goals each for the Bobcats, who took an 11-3 halftime lead and won an opener at Lewiston.

Drew Berry added three goals, and Teal Otley and Sydney Cowles each chipped in with two for Bates.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 17, ST. JOSEPH’S 11: The Nor’easters opened with a 9-0 run, led 11-6 at halftime and won an opener at Standish.

Korinne Bohunsky led UNE with four goals and a pair of assists. Elyse Caiazzo and Kara Kelly each had four goals for St. Joseph’s.

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