WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Four players scored in double figures Wednesday night as the University of Maine topped Hartford 65-44 in women’s basketball.

Alba Orois led Maine (5-8) with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Caroline Bornemann had 13 points and seven rebounds and Anne Simon had 13, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Maeve Carroll finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Paula Maurina’s 11 points and four rebounds paced Hartford (0-13). Carmen Villalobos added 10 and six.

(6) INDIANA 76, WISCONSIN 53: Ali Patberg scored 18 points and Gorham’s Mackenzie Holmes added 16 to help visiting Indiana (12-2, 4-0 Big Ten) beat Wisconsin (3-10, 0-3).

Patberg scored 12 points in the first half when Indiana used a 19-9 second quarter to take a 36-21 lead. Grace Berger had 11 assists and scored seven points in the victory.

Holmes and Grace Berger had eight rebounds apiece for Indiana.


TEXAS TECH 74, (9) TEXAS 61: Vivian Gray scored 23 points, Bre’Amber Scott had 21 and visiting Texas Tech (8-5, 1-1 Big 12) dominated inside to beat  Texas (10-2, 1-1).

The Red Raiders shot 50 percent from the field, had an 24-16 edge in the paint and continually went to the free-throw line, enabling them to overcome a season-high 26 turnovers.

Tech converted 34 of 44 free throws – Gray was 13 for 17 and Scott 9 for 10 – and Texas hit 12 of 19. The Longhorns made eight straight in the third quarter but missed their last four when the deficit was single digits, helping Tech pull away.

Texas had its worst shooting game of the season, 29.2 percent.

(12) IOWA STATE 81, (23) OKLAHOMA 71: Emily Ryan scored a career-high 22 points with eight assists, Ashley Joens had 17 points and 13 rebounds for her eighth double-double this season and visiting Iowa State (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) ended a nine-game winning streak by Oklahoma (12-2, 1-1).

Iowa State closed the third quarter on a 16-7 run, with two 3-pointers from Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw, to build a 66-52 lead. The Cyclones shot 55% from the field in the quarter, led by Ryan’s 5-of-6 shooting for 11 points.


(24) SOUTH FLORIDA 61, CINCINNATI 46: Elena Tsineke scored 21 points, Bethy Mununga had a double-double and visiting South Florida (11-4) blitzed Cincinnati (7-6) from the outset in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Coach Dawn Staley acknowledged that her top-ranked team will be missing some players when the Gamecock face No. 13 LSU on Thursday, though that was about she said about the situation.

“We’ve got a few people out, how about that?” Staley said.

Staley did not say who won’t play in the Southeastern Conference matchup between national championship coaches in Staley and Kim Mulkey, who is in her first season with the Tigers (14-1, 2-0).

Reserves LeLe Grissett, Saniya Rivers, Laeticia Amihere and Olivia Thompson were in virus protocols and sat out of the 80-68 win over Mississippi State on Sunday.



(10) MICHIGAN STATE 79, NEBRASKA 67: Freshman Max Christie scored a season-high 21 points and Gabe Brown added 14 to help Michigan State (13-2, 4-0 Big Ten) pull away and beat visiting Nebraska (6-9, 0-4) for its eighth win in a row.

The Spartans led by just four points at halftime because they turned the ball over 12 times.

Michigan State made three 3-pointers early in the second half to go ahead 47-39 and maintained the lead because it took better care of the basketball, finishing with 19 turnovers.

(12) HOUSTON 83, SOUTH FLORIDA 66: Josh Carlton had a career-high 30 points with 11 rebounds as visiting Houston (13-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) beat South Florida (5-8, 0-1).

Carlton’s previous best scoring performance was 21 points while with UConn on March 7, 2019, against Temple.

(15) ALABAMA 81, FLORIDA 70: Jahvon Quinerly and Juwan Gary scored 19 points apiece and visiting Alabama (11-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference)  opened the second half with a 22-4 run to beat Florida (9-4, 0-1).


(18) TENNESSEE 66, MISSISSIPPI 60: Santiago Vescovi scored 17 points, including a critical 3-pointer and two big free throws in overtime, as host Tennessee (10-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) pulled out a victory over Mississippi (8-5, 0-1).


NOTRE DAME: Ross Browner, a two-time All-American at Notre Dame and one of four brothers who played in the NFL, has died. He was 67.

Browner’s son, former NFL offensive lineman Max Starks, posted on Twitter early Wednesday morning that his father had died.

“The world has lost a Titan,” Starks said. “Our hearts are heavy but he is at peace now.”

A native of Warren, Ohio, Browner was part of an accomplished football family. The defensive end was the oldest of six brothers who were high school football stars in Ohio. Three others – Jimmie Browner, Keith Browner and Joey Browner – followed Ross to the NFL.


Starks played offensive line in the NFL for a decade, twice winning the Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ross Browner’s younger son, Rylan, played college football at Arizona.

Browner was a four-year starter at Notre Dame, helping the Fighting Irish win national titles in 1973 and 1977 under Coach Ara Parseghian.

Browner was an All-American in 1976 as a junior, winning the Outland Trophy as the nation’s best lineman.

KENTUCKY: Junior wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson is entering the NFL draft after capping a record-breaking season with an MVP performance in the No. 25 Wildcats’ Citrus Bowl victory.

Robinson, who transferred after two seasons at Nebraska, announced the decision on social media.

Robinson went on to break single-season school records with 1,334 yards on 104 receptions, becoming the first Wildcats receiver with 100 catches. He also rushed seven times for 111 yards during the regular season.

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