BOSTON — Kellen Tynes scored 17 points with 10 rebounds, grabbing two offensive boards in the final two minutes to help Maine hold off Boston College on Monday night and beat the Eagles 69-64.

Peter Filipovity added 16 points for the Black Bears (2-1),

The Black Bears (2-1), who never trailed in the game, and got their sixth win all time against the Eagles (2-1), who lead the series, 18-6.

It’s UMaine’s first win over a Power Five school since beating Penn State of the Big Ten 74-64 on Dec. 21, 2010.

Maine missed its last five shots of the game, but the Black Bears outrebounded BC 5-0 down the stretch – including four offensive rebounds.

Makai Ashton-Langford scored 18 points with seven rebounds for the Eagles, who trailed by as many as 12 with just under nine minutes remaining before scoring eight points in a row to make it 58-54.


BC cut it to three points with 4:40 left and again with just under two minutes to play, when Jaeden Zackery stole the ball and the Eagles had a chance to tie it.

But Ashton-Langford missed the front end of a one-and-one, and the Eagles didn’t get the ball back until they were trailing by five with 12 seconds left.

Zackery hit a half-court shot to beat the halftime buzzer and cut Maine’s lead to 34-30 – the first real excitement from the smattering of fans. But at the end of the game, the crowd was on its feet, hoping the Eagles could deliver a third straight last-minute victory in as many games.

Boston College guard Demarr Langford Jr., the team’s No. 2 scorer last season, returned from an ankle injury that kept him out of the first two games to play 28 minutes, scoring 10 points with two rebounds.

(3) HOUSTON 83, ORAL ROBERTS 45: Tramon Mark scored a career-high 23 points, Marcus Sasser added 19 points and a career-best seven rebounds, and host Houston (3-0) topped Oral Roberts (1-2).

Mark had 19 points and Sasser scored 15 in the first half as Houston built a 51-24 lead at halftime. The duo combined to shoot 15 of 28 for the game.


(5) BAYLOR 95, NORTHERN COLORADO 62: LJ Cryer scored 20 points, Adam Flagler had 13 points with 10 assists and host Baylor (3-0) beat Northern Colorado (1-2) for coach Scott Drew’s 400th victory with the Bears.

(10) CREIGHTON 95, HOLY CROSS 65: Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half, Ryan Nembhard had a career-high 12 assists and host Creighton (3-0) blew out Holy Cross (1-2).

NORTHWESTERN STATE 64, (15) TCU 63: Ja’Monta Black scored 25 points, Demarcus Sharp added 19 and visiting Northwestern State (2-2) rallied from 12 points down to beat the Horned Frogs (2-1).

(23) TEXAS TECH 64, LOUISIANA TECH 55: Kevin Obanor and De’Vion Harmon each scored 15 points to lead Texas Tech (3-0) over visiting Louisiana Tech  (1-1).

The Red Raiders used a late 14-1 scoring run to take control of the game after the Bulldogs had closed within 39-37 with 14:05 remaining. Louisiana Tech never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.

POLL: North Carolina earned 44 of 63 first-place votes to finish ahead of No. 2 Gonzaga in the first regular-season AP Top 25, which featured only slight changes from the preseason poll released Oct. 17.


The second-ranked Bulldogs picked up 14 first-place votes. Third-ranked Houston (2-0) and fourth-ranked Kentucky (2-0) picked up the remaining five votes.

Baylor and Kansas were tied for fifth previously. This time, Baylor is alone at No. 5, followed by Kansas and Duke. UCLA, Arkansas and Creighton round out the top 10.


USCAA: The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences outscored Southern Maine Community College 7-6 in the penalty kick shootout to win the United States College Athletic Association Division II women’s soccer national championship in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Ammelia Lunt scored in the first half with an assists from Mackenzie Farnham to give the SeaWolves (8-3-5) a 1-0 lead. Julia Roemer scored in the second half from Shannon Donnelly to tie it for the Panthers (9-2-4). The game remained tied through regulation and two overtimes, forcing the shootout.

This was the second meeting between the Seawolves and Panthers, the first on Sept. 24 in South Portland ended in a 1-1 tie.


Mykala Brodzinski stopped eight shots for the Panthers, and Grayson Soldati had 10 saves for SMCC.


UMASS 67, MAINE 54: The Minutewomen (2-1) held the Black Bears (1-1) scoreless in the second quarter on their way to a victory in Amherst, Massachusetts.

UMass outscored Maine 24-0 in the second quarter to take a 39-12 lead.

Sydney Taylor scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds for UMass. Angelique Ngalakulondi had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Sam Breen had 11 points and 10 boards.

Olivia Rockwood had 15 points for Maine.


(5) UCONN 83, (3) TEXAS 76: Azzi Fudd scored 22 of her career-high 32 points in the second half to help the host Huskies (2-0) top the Longhorns (1-1).

Aubrey Griffin added 14 points and Lou Lopez Senechal had 12 for the Huskies. They stayed unbeaten against Texas in 10 meetings. This was the first time the historic women’s basketball powers had played on UConn’s campus at Gampel Pavilion.

(12) INDIANA 79, (11) TENNESSEE 67: Mackenzie Holmes, a Gorham High grad, and Grace Berger had double-doubles, five Indiana players scored in double figures, and the visiting Hoosiers (3-0) defeated the Lady Vols (1-2).

Holmes had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Berger added 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Hoosiers.

(14) VIRGINIA TECH 79, SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 24: Kayana Traylor scored 17 points off the bench to lead five in double figures and host Virginia Tech set the school record for fewest points allowed, blowing out South Carolina Upstate.

Virginia Tech players wore (hash)HokiesForHoos shirts to show support for the University of Virginia, where three members of the football team were shot to death on Sunday night.


It took the Hokies nearly three minutes to get the game’s first points, but there were few other problems. The Hokies led 20-5 after one quarter and 36-9 at halftime. The 24 points allowed lowered the school record of 30 that was set against Furman in 2015.

(21) OREGON 83, SOUTHERN 46: Endiya Rogers scored 14 points – all in the third quarter – Chance Gray scored 10 points and visiting Oregon (3-0) throttled Southern (0-3).

The Ducks closed the first quarter outscoring Southern 9-4 over the final 4:22 and led 18-11. They extended the lead to 32-14 over the first half of the second and went to intermission up 38-24. Then, an 18-0 outburst in just a little more than the first half of the third broke it open for a 56-24 lead and the Ducks cruised from there.

POLL: South Carolina remained the unanimous choice as the top team in first regular-season Top 25 women’s basketball poll from The Associated Press. Texas, Iowa and UConn round out the first five.

Ohio State made the biggest leap in the new poll, climbing six spots to No. 8 after upending then-No. 5 Tennessee in its season-opener last week. The Lady Vols fell to 11th.

Louisville and Iowa State were sixth and seventh and North Carolina State and Notre Dame round out the top 10.

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