Marquette shocks No. 14 UConn in OT
Top 25: No. 10 Arizona stumbles at Southern California
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Darius Johnson-Odom scored nine of his 17 points in overtime to lead Marquette past UConn, which played without coach Jim Calhoun on the bench.
Jimmy Butler added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (17-11, 8-7 Big East), who tied the game at 59 with 5.3 seconds left on a drive by Johnson-Odom.
Kemba Walker led the Huskies (20-7, 8-7) with 27 points.
It was UConn’s first game since the NCAA revealed its sanctions against the program over recruiting violations. Among the penalties was a suspension of Calhoun for next season’s first three Big East games. Calhoun was cited for failing to monitor and promote an atmosphere of compliance within his program.
No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, West Virginia 58 -- Box Score
PITTSBURGH -- Lamar Patterson scored the first five points of the second half in sparking a decisive run that led fourth-ranked Pittsburgh to a 71-58 win against West Virginia on Thursday night.
Nasir Robinson scored 15 to help Pitt (25-3, 13-2) take another step toward clinching the Big East conference title. Patterson finished with a career-best 11 points, while enjoying extra playing time due to an injury to Talib Zanna and after Gilbert Brown ran into foul trouble late in the first half.
Brad Wanamaker had a balanced game for the Panthers with 11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Pitt bounced back from a 60-59 loss at St. John’s last weekend and moved two wins ahead of second-place Notre Dame.
Casey Mitchell scored 22 for the Mountaineers (17-9, 8-7), who failed to build off the momentum of their 72-58 win against the Fighting Irish last weekend. West Virginia has dropped six of its past 11 after opening the season 12-4.
Southern California 65, No. 10 Arizona 57 -- Box Score
LOS ANGELES -- Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and his teammates came up with two huge blocks in the closing minutes to help Southern Cal to the upset.
Jio Fontan added 21 points and Alex Stepheson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans (16-12, 8-7 Pac-10), who extended their winning streak to a season-best three games.
Jesse Perry scored 12 points and Kevin Parrom added 10 for the Wildcats (23-5, 12-3), whose eight-game winning streak ended on an off-night for offensive star Derrick Williams, who scored a season-low eight points.
The Wildcats head into a showdown at second-place UCLA on Saturday.
No. 13 Florida 71, Georgia 62 -- Box Score
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Kenny Boynton scored 18 points, including three consecutive 3-pointers in the second half that helped the Gators take control.
Erving Walker added 15 points, and Chandler Parsons chipped in 16 for Florida, which clinched at least a share of the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division for the first time since 2007.
Florida (22-5, 11-2 SEC) has won 14 of its last 16 games, including six in a row. The Gators swept Georgia (18-9, 7-6) for the first time since 2008 and extended their home winning streak against the Bulldogs to nine.
Travis Leslie led the Bulldogs with 20 points, six rebounds and four assists.