DePaul Shocks Deacons
No. 3 Villanova 62, Penn 55
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allan Ray scored 19 points and No. 3 Villanova withstood a 24-7 run late in the second half to beat pesky Penn 62-55 on Tuesday night at the Palestra.
Randy Foye scored 16 points for the Wildcats (7-0), off to their best start since 1995-96.
The Quakers (3-4) trailed by 21 points early in the second half. Ibrahim Jaaber hit a 3 that made it 55-40 with 6:40 left. The Quakers had missed all 18 3-point attempts until Jaaber, who scored 14 points, hit one from the right side.
Villanova was called for a technical for having too many players on the court and Jaaber made both free throws to make it 57-53 and cap the run.
Ray's layup with 12:29 left in the half was Villanova's last field goal until Foye's pull-up jumper with 52 seconds left pushed the lead to 59-53.
No. 4 Louisville 78, Chicago St. 54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Taquan Dean scored 21 points and Louisville overcame a lethargic first half to pull away for the win at Freedom Hall.
David Padgett added 12 points and eight rebounds for Louisville (6-0).
David Holston scored 17 points for the Cougars (1-6), who were playing their seventh straight road game to start the season.
Brandon Jenkins scored 14 points and Terrence Williams added 11 for Louisville, which took an 18-4 lead only to see the Cougars rally behind Holston and guard Royce Parran and take a 29-28 lead.
DePaul 84, No. 16 Wake Forest 81
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Sammy Mejia scored a season-high 24 points -- including a basket to answer a late Wake Forest run in the final seconds -- and DePaul snapped the Demon Deacons' 21-game home winning streak.
Draelon Burns added a career-high 22 points in his first start of the season for the Blue Demons (5-3), who beat an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent for the first time in five years.
Eric Williams scored 24 points for the Demon Deacons (7-2), who hadn't played since Dec. 3.
Mejia, who came in averaging a team-high 14 points, was 9-for-15 from the field with three 3-pointers. He also played tough defense against Wake Forest's Justin Gray, an all-ACC performer who finished with 12 points on 3-for-11 shooting.
The Demon Deacons were 19-for-32 at the free throw line, with Williams going 6-for-14.
No. 20 Nevada 83, Seattle Pacific 57
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Mo Charlo scored 18 points and Nick Fazekas added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Nevada.
Marcelus Kemp added 10 points for the Wolf Pack (7-1), who are off to their best start since 1978.
Robbie Will had 17 points and eight rebounds for Seattle Pacific (5-1), which is ranked fifth nationally in NCAA Division II.
Charlo was 7-of-10 from the field and made all three of his 3-point attempts. He scored 10 points in the first 8 minutes as Nevada opened an 18-10 lead.