Baseball: The third-ranked Red Raiders open a 10-0 lead and complete a four-game sweep to open the season by defeating the Black Bears, 21-6.

LUBBOCK, Texas — Josh Jung had four hits, including a three-run homer during a six-run eighth inning, as Texas Tech, ranked third nationally, completed a four-game sweep to open the baseball season with a 21-6 victory against Maine at Rip Griffin Park.

Texas Tech scored nine runs in the second to take a 10-0 lead. Gabe Holt drove in four runs, including an RBI triple, in the inning for the Red Raiders.

Maine responded with six runs in the third. After a throwing error and a bases-loaded walk, Cody Riley hit a two-run double and Jonathan Bennett followed with a two-run single to make it 10-6.

Jung’s homer in the eighth put Texas Tech up 18-6.

Maine will play a four-game series with Ohio University starting Friday in Emerson, Georgia.



(19) WICHITA STATE 76, (5) CINCINNATI 72: Landry Shamut scored 19 points, and Wichita State (21-5, 11-3 American Athletic) beat Cincinnati (23-4, 12-2) at Highland Heights, Kentucky, to snap the nation’s longest home-court winning streak at 39.

(22) MICHIGAN 74, (8) OHIO STATE 62: Jordan Poole scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help Michigan (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten) take the lead and it never trailed in the second half against Ohio State (22-7, 13-3) at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

(12) DUKE 66, (11) CLEMSON 57: Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots with 1:31 left to put visiting Duke (22-5, 10-4 Atlantic Coast) ahead for good against Clemson (20-6, 9-5).


(1) CONNECTICUT 106, TEMPLE 45: Katie Lou Samuelson scored 27 points and UConn (26-0, 13-0) continued to roll through its American Athletic Conference schedule with a rout of Temple (10-16, 2-11) at Hartford, Connecticut.


(2) MISSISSIPPI STATE 76, (17) TEXAS A&M 55: Victoria Vivians had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Mississippi State (28-0, 14-0) wrapped up its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship, beating Texas A&M (20-8, 9-5) at Starkville, Mississippi.

(4) LOUISVILLE 67, NORTH CAROLINA 57: Asia Durr scored 19 points to help Louisville (27-2, 13-1 Atlantic Coast) rally past North Carolina (14-13, 4-10) at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

(5) NOTRE DAME 89, BOSTON COLLEGE 55: Jessica Shepard and Jackie Young led five players in double figures with 18 points apiece as visiting Notre Dame (25-2, 13-1 Atlantic Coast) beat Boston College (7-20, 2-12) for its 10th consecutive victory.

(8) SOUTH CAROLINA 81, KENTUCKY 63: A’ja Wilson scored 29 points and South Carolina (22-5, 11-3 Southeastern) had assists on 21 of 26 baskets against Kentucky (13-15, 5-9) at Columbia, South Carolina.

MINNESOTA 93, (10) MARYLAND 74: Freshman Destiny Pitts scored 20 points, hitting 6 of 11 from 3-point territory, and sophomore Gadiva Hubbard had 22 points as Minnesota (21-6, 10-4 Big Ten) beat Maryland (22-5, 11-3) at Minneapolis.

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