PLYMOUTH, N.H. — D.J. Anderson recorded 29 points and 10 rebounds, and the University of Southern Maine snapped a 14-game losing streak with an 82-73 victory over Plymouth State in a Little East Conference men’s basketball game Wednesday night.

The Huskies (2-14, 1-5 Little East) held Plymouth State (6-9, 0-6) scoreless for nearly five minutes early in the second half while turning a 32-24 halftime advantage into a 48-27 lead.

Christian McCue made 20 of 23 free throws and finished with 26 points. Cam Scott added 10 point.

Former South Portland High standout Ruay Bol scored 19 points for Plymouth State.

(1) VILLANOVA 88, GEORGETOWN 56: The visiting Wildcats (17-1, 5-1 Big East) led by as many as 44 points and gave Georgetown Coach Patrick Ewing a rude welcome back to the schools’ rivalry, handing the Hoyas (12-6, 2-5) their worst loss in more than 40 years.

Jalen Brunson led the way with 18 points and seven assists. Mikal Bridges scored 17 for the Wildcats, winners of seven consecutive games against Georgetown, Villanova’s longest streak in a series that dates to 1922.

SMU 83, (7) WICHITA STATE 78: Shake Milton hit five 3-pointers en route to a career-best 33 points and SMU (13-6, 3-3 American Athletic Conference) handed the Shockers (15-3, 5-1) a rare loss on their home court.

Wichita State had won 27 straight and 67 of 68 at home.

It was SMU’s first road win against a top-10 team since Jan. 16, 1982, at No. 10 Houston.

TEXAS 67, (8) TEXAS TECH 58: Kerwin Roach II scored 20 points in a surprise return to the lineup and Texas (12-6, 2-3 Big 12) got its second home win over a top-25 opponent in a week, beating the Red Raiders (15-3, 4-2).

Roach, who missed the previous two games because of a fracture in his left, non-shooting hand, was cleared to play right before tipoff.

(11) XAVIER 88, ST. JOHN’S 82: Kerem Kanter had 22 points and led a late run that carried the Musketeers (17-3, 5-3 Big East) past the Red Storm (10-9, 0-7), in Cincinnati.

ALABAMA 76, (17) AUBURN 71: John Petty scored 27 points, Dazon Ingram added 16, and the Crimson Tide (12-6, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) beat the Tigers (16-2, 4-1) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama played without its starting point guard and leading scorer, Collin Sexton, who sat out because of an abdominal injury. But Petty, a freshman guard, more than made up for Sexton’s absence, hitting 8 of 13 3-point attempts.


SOUTHERN MAINE 76, PLYMOUTH STATE 48: Chantel Eells scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Huskies (8-8, 5-1 Little East) handled the Panthers (5-11, 1-5) in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Eells collected seven points in the first quarter, when the Huskies built a 19-9 lead.

Kristen Curley added 16 points and Seve Deery-DeRaps finished with 15 for the Huskies, who have won three straight.

BENTLEY 78, ADELPHI 66: Barbara Stevens became the fifth coach in NCAA women’s basketball history to reach 1,000 victories as the Falcons (17-1) defeated the Panthers (9-10) in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Stevens joined Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, Sylvia Hatchell and Geno Auriemma in the 1,000-win club. Her career record is 1,000-274 in 32 seasons at Bentley, six at Clark and three at UMass.

Victoria Lux of Arundel finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Falcons.