Alex Oriakhi had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Connecticut men’s basketball team to its 14th consecutive win, 80-60, over Maine last night in Hartford.
Jeremy Lamb also scored 16 points and freshman DeAndre Daniels added 15 for No. 4 UConn (3-0). Andre Drummond and Tyler Olander both had double-doubles. Drummond had 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Olander chipped in 11 points and 10 boards.
UConn extended the longest winning streak in Division 1 while winning its 36th consecutive nonconference game.
Justin Edwards had 20 points for the Black Bears (1-1).
Maine kept it close throughout the first half before UConn went on a 23-2 run to open the second. The Huskies held the Black Bears without a field goal for the first 10 1/2 minutes after intermission.
Daniels had 11 points in the first half and UConn never trailed, but the Huskies could not shake the Black Bears, who tied the game four times and trailed, 36-31, at the half.
Florida 91, North Florida 55 - Kenny Boynton scored 20 points, Erving Walker added 17, and the No. 7 Gators bounced back from a loss at Ohio State to beat the overmatched Ospreys in Gainesville, Fla.
Arizona 81, St. John’s 72 - Solomon Hill had 15 points to lead the No. 15 Wildcats (4-0) to a roller coaster victory over the Red Storm in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at Madison Square Garden.
Alabama 62, Maryland 42 - Tony Mitchell scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the No. 16 Crimson Tide over the Terrapins in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan.
Michigan 59, Western Illinois 55 - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and Trey Burke added 14 as the No. 17 Wolverines held off the Leathernecks in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Mississippi St. 69, Texas A&M 60 - Dee Bost scored 20 points, including a big 3-pointer with 3:16 to play, and the Bulldogs (3-1) beat the No. 19 Aggies at Madison Square Garden.
Missouri 83, Niagara 52 - Marcus Denmon scored 22 points to lead five Missouri players in double figures, and the No. 24 Tigers rode a hot-shooting first half to an easy home win.
Baylor 83, UCLA 50 - Brittney Griner had 18 points with 14 rebounds and Odyssey Sims scored 22 points for the top-ranked Bears in a victory over the No. 22 Bruins in Waco, Texas.
The Lady Bears (3-0) host No. 2 Notre Dame Sunday in the Preseason WNIT championship game.
Notre Dame 98, Hartford 43 - Skylar Diggins and Natalie Novosel each scored 22 points to help the No. 2 Fighting Irish rout the visiting Hawks in the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT.
Stanford 97, Old Dominion 48 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 14 points and six rebounds, Lindy La Rocque added a career-high 15 points on five 3-pointers, and the No. 5 Cardinal extended their winning streak at Maples Pavilion to 65 games.
Texas A&M 83, Arkansas-Little Rock 54 - Kelsey Bone had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the No. 6 Aggies over the Trojans in Little Rock, Ark.
Miami 107, Prairie View 26 - Shenise Johnson scored 25 points and the No. 7 Hurricanes set a school record with their 81-point margin of victory over the Panthers in Coral Gables, Fla.
Louisville 77, Eastern Kentucky 53 - Cierra Warren scored 15 points to lead the No. 9 Cardinals over the Lady Colonels in Richmond, Ky.
Kentucky 81, Northeastern 47 - A’dia Mathies scored 20 points and the No. 17 Wildcats beat the Huskies in Lexington, Ky. Jewel Tunstall had 12 points for Northeastern (0-3), which committed 37 turnovers.
Providence 1, Dartmouth 0 - John Raley scored for the Friars in the 11th minute to lead the hosts over the Big Green in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Providence will take on UC-Santa Barbara in the second round.
Brown 3, Fairfield 2 - Sean Rosa, Austin Mandel, and Aiden Leonard scored with 16 minutes left in regulation to lift the Bears over the Stags and into the NCAA second round against St. John’s. Fairfield, which took a 2-0 lead, received goals from Jake Zuniga and Daniel Shaw.