Anne Simon scored 25 points and the University of Maine women’s basketball team pulled away for a 59-48 win over Rhode Island on Tuesday night in Orono.

The Black Bears (3-1) trailed by two at the half before outscoring the Rams (2-1) 32-21 in the second half.

Adrianna Smith added 14 points, 10 rebounds and eight assist for the Black Bears.

Maye Toure had 15 points and nine rebounds for Rhode Island.

BATES 86, UM-FARMINGTON 39: Danielle Adams had 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Bobcats (1-0) cruised to a win over the Beavers (1-2) in Lewiston.

Davina Kabantu and Mya Hicks each added 11 points for Bates.


Jessica Dow had nine points for UMF.

(7) LSU 109, KENT STATE 79: Freshman guard Mikaylah Williams scored 42 points and the Tigers (3-1) rolled to a 109-79 rout over the Golden Flashes (1-1) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

It was the most points ever scored by an LSU freshman and the most by a Tigers player since Cornelia Gayden scored 43 vs. TCU in 1996.

(21) BAYLOR 84, (4) UTAH 77: Sarah Andrews scored 18 points, Aijha Blackwell had 13 points with eight rebounds and the Bears (2-0) beat the Utes (2-1) in Waco, Texas.


(5) UCONN 87, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 53: Cam Spencer scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half Tuesday to lead the Huskies (3-0) to a win over the Delta Devils (0-3) in Hartford, Connecticut.


Donovan Clingan added 17 points for the Huskies who have won 20 straight non-conference games, all by double-digits. Alex Karaban chipped in with 14 points, despite spending most of the game in foul trouble.

Rayquan Brown had 18 points to lead MVSU.

(7) TENNESSEE 82, WOFFORD 61: Dalton Knecht scored 18 points to lead the Volunteers (3-0) to a victory the Terriers (2-1) in Knoxville, Tennessee

The Northern Colorado transfer scored all but four of his points in the second half, helping the Volunteers pull away after leading by just five at halftime. Jordan Gainey scored 16 points and Santiago Vescovi added 11 for Tennessee.

(9) DUKE 74, (18) MICHIGAN STATE 65: Caleb Foster scored 18 points, Kyle Filipowski added 15 and the Blue Devils (2-1) beat the Spartans (1-2) in the Champions Classic in Chicago.

The Blue Devils withstood several pushes by the Spartans after grabbing an 11-point halftime lead in the first game of a powerhouse doubleheader. Hunter Dickinson and top-ranked Kansas met No. 17 Kentucky in the nightcap.


(10) FLORIDA ATLANTIC 100, EASTERN MICHIGAN 57: Vladislav Goldin scored 19 points, Brandon Weatherspoon added 16 while not missing a shot, and the Owls (2-0) eased past the Eagles (1-2) in Boca Raton, Florida.


PLAYOFF RANKINGS: Georgia moved up to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, nudging past Ohio State, with third-place Michigan and fourth-place Florida State holding their spots in the top four.

Georgia had maybe its most impressive performance of the season Saturday, beating Mississippi 52-17. It was the second straight week the Bulldogs defeated a ranked opponent, after downing Missouri the game before.

Michigan is also coming off its first victory against a ranked team. The Wolverines won 24-15 at Penn State, but couldn’t pass Big Ten rival Ohio State. They will play the Buckeyes at home on Nov. 25.

The top eight teams in the rankings won last week, and the selection committee’s only changes among that group were at the very top.


Washington was fifth again, followed by Oregon, Texas and Alabama.

COLORADO: Deion Sanders had a to-the-point stance on Texas A&M coaching rumors or any other speculation that may involve him leaving Colorado.

“I’m here,” Sanders said at his weekly news conference.

Although the first-year Colorado coach sidestepped a direct answer about the Aggies job that opened up with the firing of Jimbo Fisher, Sanders made it clear he and his family are comfortable at Colorado. That he and his sons, quarterback Shedeur Sanders and safety Shilo Sanders, are settled in. It’s what he would reiterate to any parent of a recruit that was interested in playing for the Buffaloes (4-6, 1-6 Pac-12) down the road.

“I tell them my mother’s here. My sister’s here. My dog is here. My daughter’s here. Three of my sons are here,” Deion Sanders said. “My other daughter comes to darn near every home game. We’re here. I get mail here. Pay taxes here. … I’m here.”

PAC-12: A judge granted Oregon State and Washington State a preliminary injunction in their legal battle with 10 departing Pac-12 schools, giving the Pacific Northwest rivals control of the conference and millions of dollars in assets.


With a significant legal hurdle cleared, Oregon State and Washington State could soon determine how they will go about keeping the Pac-12 alive and what schools they will be competing against next year.

At a hearing in Whitman County Superior Court, not far from Washington State’s Pullman campus, Judge Gary Libey ruled Oregon State and Washington State should be the only members making decisions about Pac-12 business.

“Oregon State and Washington State will be the sole members of the board,” Libey said, ruling quickly after hearing arguments for about 2 1/2 hours.

The outgoing Pac-12 schools said they will appeal the ruling.

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