Herb Pope added 15 points, and Fuquan Edwin and Aaron Cosby had 12 apiece as the Pirates (13-2, 2-1 Big East) beat Connecticut (12-2, 2-1) for the first time since March 3, 2001.
Jeremy Lamb had 19 points for Connecticut, which was playing its final game without coach Jim Calhoun, who is serving a three-game NCAA suspension.
NO. 2 KENTUCKY 73, ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 51
In Louisville, Ky., Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and the Wildcats (14-1) overcame a slow start to beat Arkansas-Little Rock (5-11) at Freedom Hall.
NO. 6 OHIO STATE 71, NEBRASKA 40
In Columbus, Ohio, Jared Sullinger had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Ohio State (14-2, 2-1 Big Ten) shook off its most recent loss with a victory over Nebraska (8-6, 0-3).
NO. 7 MISSOURI 87, OKLAHOMA 49
In Columbia, Mo., Kim English had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Missouri hit 12 3-pointers to open Big 12 play with a rout of Oklahoma (10-3).
Marcus Denmon added 20 points for the Tigers (14-0).
NO. 10 MICHIGAN STATE 63, NO. 18 WISCONSIN 60 (OT)
In Madison, Wis., Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans had an apparent game-tying 3-pointer overturned on an officials’ replay review, allowing Michigan State (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten) to hold on in overtime.
Draymond Green had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Spartans. Jordan Taylor scored 28 points for the Badgers (12-4, 1-2).
NO. 11 LOUISVILLE 73, ST. JOHN’S 58
In New York, Russ Smith scored 17 points and Louisville (13-2, 1-1 Big East) snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over St. John’s (7-7, 1-2).
NO. 13 FLORIDA 79, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 61
In Gainesville, Fla., Erving Walker scored 23 points, Kenny Boynton added 20 and Florida (12-3) beat Alabama-Birmingham (5-8) for its 14th consecutive home win.
FORDHAM 60, NO. 22 HARVARD 54
In New York, Bryan Smith scored 22 points, and Chris Gaston added 18 points and nine boards to lead Fordham (7-6) over Harvard (12-2), its first win over a ranked team since December 2000.
ALABAMA 73, GEORGIA TECH 48
In Atlanta, Trevor Releford scored 17 points, former Swainsboro, Ga., standout Tony Mitchell added 14 and Alabama coasted to a victory.
JaMychal Green finished with nine points and five rebounds in 22 minutes for the Crimson Tide (11-3). He did not start, but played for the first time since injuring his right shoulder in a Dec. 17 loss to Kansas State.
Kammeon Holsey finished with 14 points for Georgia Tech (7-7).
SOUTH CAROLINA 79, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 51
In Columbia, Malik Cooke and Damontre Harris scored 11 points each to lead South Carolina’s balanced scoring in a win over South Carolina State.
Bruce Ellington, Damien Leonard and RJ Slawson added nine points apiece for South Carolina (8-6), which won its fourth in a row and sixth game in its past seven.
Luka Radovic led the way for South Carolina State (4-10) with 15 points.
OBITUARY: Gene Bartow, who succeeded John Wooden at UCLA and later began Alabama-Birmingham’s athletic program, has died, UAB officials said. He was 81.
Bartow died Tuesday evening at his home in Birmingham, Ala., after a battle with stomach cancer, university spokesman Norm Reilly said.
Bartow was one of the winningest NCAA Division I basketball coaches with 647 wins over 34 seasons.