Adrianna Smith posted her 14th double-double of the season to lead the University of Maine to a 56-45 win over New Hampshire in an America East women’s basketball game on Monday in Durham, New Hampshire.

Smith finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Black Bears, who improved to 13-12 overall and 9-4 in the conference. Olivia Rockwood added 12 points on four 3-pointers in the second half.  Jaycie Christopher had nine points off the bench.

Adara Groman and Avery O’Connor each had 12 points for New Hampshire (7-17, 2-10 America East).

(2) INDIANA 83, (13) OHIO STATE 59: Mackenzie Holmes of Gorham scored a career-high 33 points and Sara Scalia made six 3 pointers as visiting Indiana (24-1, 14-1 Big Ten) extended its winning streak to 12 games by beating Ohio State (21-5, 10-5).

The Hoosiers shot 74% in the first half and never looked back, pulling away from Ohio State after the score was tied at 6.

Holmes scored 18 points in the first half on 9-of-11 shooting.


(22) IOWA STATE 66, (17) TEXAS 61: Ashley Joens scored 24 points, Emily Ryan had 12 points and eight assists and host Iowa State (16-7, 8-5 Big 12) beat Texas (20-7, 11-3) to snap a three-game losing streak.

Joens completed a three-point play with 2:37 left to give Iowa State a 61-55 lead, but she missed two free throws at 1:45 and Texas took advantage when Rori Harmon made a baseline jumper to make it 61-57. Iowa State had two chances at the other end following an offensive rebound and Denae Fritz made a 3-pointer from the corner for a seven-point lead. Joens added two free throws with 14.2 seconds left to seal it.

TOP 25: UNLV Coach Lindy La Rocque was 4 years old the last time the Lady Rebels were ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll.

Now the Las Vegas native has the team back in the Top 25 for the first time since 1994: UNLV entered the poll at No. 23 on Monday.

“Obviously it means a lot. When I took the job I had a vision of what this place could be and what it once was,” La Rocque said. “That’s what I remember and I’m trying to put the pieces together to make that come to fruition. This is one of the small milestones that gives you a little bit of joy and you know that you’re doing some things right.”

South Carolina earned the No. 1 ranking for the 34th consecutive week. That is tied for the third-longest run atop the poll with UConn. Only the Huskies (51 weeks) and Louisiana Tech (36) have had longer streaks at No. 1.


The Gamecocks (25-0), who were again a unanimous choice from the 28-member national media panel, routed then-No. 3 LSU on Sunday in a showdown of unbeaten teams. The Tigers fell to fifth.

Indiana, with Mackenzie Holmes of Gorham, Stanford and Utah were behind South Carolina. It’s the best ranking in school history for the Utes, who moved up three places this week.

UConn dropped two spots to sixth after falling at Marquette, giving the Huskies their first losing streak in 30 years. Iowa fell two places to seventh after losing to Indiana.

Maryland, Duke and Notre Dame rounded out the top 10.


(15) MIAMI 80, NORTH CAROLINA 72: Jordan Miller had 24 points and 11 rebounds as visiting Miami (21-5, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) took over after halftime and then had to hold off a late rally to beat North Carolina (16-10, 8-7).


TOP 25: Alabama is the new No. 1, rising to the top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll for the first time in 20 years.

Purdue’s loss to Northwestern last week caused a jumble at the top of the AP Top 25 and that helped the Crimson Tide.

Alabama received 38 first-place votes from a 62-person media panel Monday, moving up two spots to leapfrog No. 2 Houston. The Cougars had 22 first-place votes to remain at No. 2 and Purdue, down to No. 3, still had two first-place votes.

UCLA and Kansas rounded out the top five.

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