BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Mackenzie Holmes scored 22 of her 26 points in the second half as No. 10 Indiana pulled away from pesky in-state rival Purdue for a 74-59 Big Ten win that made program history on Saturday.

The Hoosiers (18-4, 16-2), with their ninth straight victory, set a school record for most conference wins in a season. Their previous mark of 15 was set in 1982-83.

Holmes, a sophomore post player from Gorham who also had nine rebounds, scored seven points as part of a 13-2 run to open the final quarter as Indiana built a 13-point cushion.

“In the second half, they were kind of guarding the ball pretty hard, so it left me with a couple of open looks,” said Holmes. “Luckily my teammates were able to find me.”

Purdue (7-15, 3-15), coached by former UMaine coach Sharon Versyp, is near the end of its worst season since going 5-23 in 1983-84.

(1) UCONN 77, ST. JOHN’S 41: Freshman Paige Bueckers scored 17 points and the Huskies (22-1) routed the Red Storm (8-15) in the Big East quarterfinals in Uncasville, Connecticut.

(3) NORTH CAROLINA STATE 66, GEORGIA TECH 61: Elissa Cunane had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Wolfpack (19-2) stormed back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Yellow Jackets (15-8) in an Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal in Greensboro, North Carolina.

(5) LOUISVILLE 72, SYRACUSE 59: Dana Evans scored 13 points, Olivia Cochran added 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cardinals (23-2) advanced to the ACC championship game.

(6) BAYLOR 93, KANSAS 67: Nalyssa Smith had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears (21-2, 16-1 Big 12) in a win over the Jayhawks (7-17, 3-15) at Lawrence, Kansas.

(8) MARYLAND 88, PENN STATE 61: Chloe Bibby had 15 points and nine rebounds, and the Terrapins (21-2, 17-1 Big Ten) clinched the Big Ten regular-season championship with a victory over the Nittany Lions (9-14, 6-13) in College Park, Maryland.

(12) MICHIGAN 63, NORTHWESTERN 58: Naz Hillmon scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Wolverines (14-4, 9-4 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over the Wildcats (13-7, 11-7) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

(14) CREIGHTON 93, BUTLER 73: Marcus Zegarowski matched his career high with 32 points and the Bluejays (18-7, 14-6 Big East) won at home in their first game since Coach Greg McDermott was suspended indefinitely for making racially insensitive remarks to his team following a Feb. 27 loss.

OMAHA 52, (21) SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 40: Josie Filer scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Omaha (6-12) became the first No. 8 seed to defeat the top seed in the Summit League tournament, shutting down the Jackrabbits (21-3) in a quarterfinal at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

(23) MISSOURI STATE 85, EVANSVILLE 44: Brice Calip scored 14 points and the Bears (20-2, 16-0 Missouri Valley) routed the Purple Aces (6-16, 2-15) at Evansville, Illinois.

VILLANOVA 78, (25) DEPAUL 72: Madison Siegrist scored 10 of her 30 points in overtime to lead the Wildcats (15-5) into the Big East semifinals for the first time since 2015.

COLBY 68, SOUTHERN MAINE 51: Mycala Carney dropped in 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Mules (1-0) to a win over the Huskies (1-4) in Waterville.

Keagan Dunbar added 14 points. Alisha Aube had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Adaobi Nebuwa also scored 10 points.

Franny Ramsdell led USM with 17 points. Victoria Harris contributed 11 points and seven rebounds.

ST. JOSEPH’S 77, UMAINE-AUGUSTA 32: Angelica Hurley paced the Monks (1-0) with 16 points in a win over the Moose (0-3) in Standish.

Jayne Howe and Cassandra Stapelfeld each had 10 points.

Kaeti Butterfield scored 11 points for UMA.

UNE 71, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 56: Jordyn Franzen and Allie Goodman each scored 25 points as the Nor’easters (3-1) defeated the Pilgrims (1-4) in Henniker, N.H.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 81, UNE 76: Jamal Allen scored 21 points for the Pilgrims (2-3) in a win over the Nor’easters (1-4) in Biddeford.

Jordan Bagshaw paced UNE with 17 points. Rick Castillo had 13 points and 15 rebounds, and Avery DeBrito finished with 13 points and five assists.

ST. JOSEPH’S 72, UMAINE-AUGUSTA 56: Jack Casale produced 32 points and 21 rebounds as the Monks (1-0) cruised past the Moose (2-2) in Standish.

Nicholas Curtis added 18 points and six assists, and Griffin Foley scored 13 points.

Nathaniel Henderson led UMA with 17 points and eight rebounds.

(4) ILLINOIS 73, (7) OHIO STATE 68: Ayo Dosunmu scored 19 points in his return after missing three games because of a concussion and facial injuries, and the Illini (20-6, 11-2 Big Ten) rallied to beat the Buckeyes (18-8, 12-8) in Columbus, Ohio.

(17) OKLAHOMA STATE 85, (6) WEST VIRGINIA 80: Sophomore Avery Anderson III scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Cowboys (18-7, 11-7 Big 12) past the Mountaineers (18-8, 11-6 Big 12) in Morgantown, West Virginia.

(8) ALABAMA 89, GEORGIA 79: Herbert Jones had two baskets in a 9-0 run to open the second half, and the Crimson Tide (21-6, 16-2 SEC) rallied from a 14-point deficit against the Bulldogs (14-11, 7-11) in Athens, Georgia.

PROVIDENCE 54, (10) VILLANOVA 52: David Duke made a tiebreaking tip-in with 2.8 seconds left as the Friars (13-12, 9-10 Big East) pulled out a win over the visiting Wildcats (16-5, 11-4) after blowing a 20-point lead.

NOTRE DAME 83, (11) FLORIDA STATE 73: Prentiss Hubb scored 22 points to lead the Fighting Irish (10-14, 7-11 ACC) to a win over the Seminoles (15-5, 11-4) in South Bend, Indiana.

(12) ARKANSAS 87, TEXAS A&M 80: Moses Moody scored 28 points, and the Razorbacks (21-5, 13-4 SEC) beat the visiting Aggies (8-9, 2-8) to match the program’s longest Southeastern Conference winning streak at 11 games.

(21) VIRGINIA 68, LOUISVILLE 58: Sam Hauser scored 24 points, and the Cavaliers (17-6, 13-4 ACC) won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship with a victory over the Cardinals (13-6, 8-5) in Louisville, Kentucky.

(22) LOYOLA CHICAGO 65, INDIANA STATE 49: Cameron Krutwig had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Ramblers (23-4) advanced to the Missouri Valley Conference final in St. Louis.

(23) PURDUE 67, INDIANA 58: Zach Edey scored 20 points and Jaden Ivey added 17 as the Boilermakers (18-8, 13-6 Big Ten) won at home, defeating their in-state rivals for the ninth straight time.

BASEBALL

MAINE SWEEPS MERRIMACK: Nick Sinacola struck out 11 over 52/3 innings in Game 1, and Noah Lewis allowed just two hits over six innings in Game 2 as the Black Bears (2-0) opened their season with a doubleheader sweep against the Warriors (0-2) in North Andover, Massachusetts, winning 9-2 and 4-1.

Scout Knotts and Joe Bramanti homered for Maine in Game 1. Knotts and Jeff Meija each had two RBI in the second game.

MEN’S HOCKEY

UNE 4, COLBY 3: The Nor’easters (2-0-0) got a goal apiece from Jeff Eppright, Jake Fuss, Brett Mecrones and Liam Darcy in a win over the Mules (0-1-0) in Waterville.

Quinn Doyle scored twice for Colby.


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