Brandon Triche scored 23 points and Michael Carter-Williams scored the final four points as visiting No. 6 Syracuse rallied to upset No. 1 Louisville, 70-68, yesterday in a showdown of unbeaten Big East Conference teams.
"I wasn't going to go out without a fight," said Carter-Williams, who had 16 points and four steals. "They were pressuring us, coming at us in the first half. Things were going their way. The second half, I tried to fight back the best I could. I had two or three turnovers but I just kept flipping the page, flipping the page and ended up winning the game, which was great . . . Those free throws, I just had to have faith in myself and just try to do anything to get the win."
Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair both had 10 for the Orange (17-1, 5-0) who won their seventh straight. Russ Smith's 25 points led Louisville (16-2, 4-1), which had its 11-game win streak stopped.
Notre Dame 69, Rutgers 66: Jack Cooley had 19 points, 10 rebounds and blocked a shot with two seconds left to help host No. 20 Notre Dame (15-3, 3-2) end a two-game losing streak. Myles Mack's three-pointer missed at the buzzer as Rutgers (14-4, 3-3) lost for the ninth straight time at Notre Dame.
Cincinnati 71, Marquette 69: Sean Kilpatrick scored seven of his career-high 36 points in overtime to lead host Cincinnati (16-3, 4-2). The Bearcats blew a 16-point lead before rallying past No. 25 Marquette (13-4, 4-1).
Pittsburgh 69, UConn 61: Lamar Patterson had 14 points to lead Pitt (15-4, 3-3). Ryan Boatright had 20 points and six assists for UConn (12-5, 2-3).
Providence 69, Villanova 66: Bryce Cotton scored 24 points, for host Providence (10-8, 2-4). Villanova is 11-7, 2-3.
South Florida 61, Georgetown 58: Anthony Collins scored 14 points in the second half for host South Florida (10-7, 1-4). Georgetown is 12-4, 2-3. -- AP